Cartoon Network is a Mallequinan free-to-air (formerly pay until 2013) television channel that primarily broadcasts animated and tokusatsu series. Operated by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its International division, the channel is broadcast from its headquarters in Puren, Malleco to audiences in its country of location.
Cartoon Network started its broadcast in Malleco (thru state-owned Malleco Cable TV) on December 1st, 1992, timesharing with TBS. It operated from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with TBS taking the remainder of the daily schedule. From the launch of late 1992, Cartoon Network was originally called "TBS & Cartoon Network" (or "TBS Cartoon"). On May 1st, 1996, Cartoon Network Malleco became a separate 24-hour channel (in favor that the TBS programming was moved to TNT or another cable TV stations). It originally aired only Hanna-Barbera and MGM cartoons. In mid-1993, Toei tokusatsu series (and several mecha anime series like "Gaiking", "Chodenji Robo Combattler V", "Getter Robo", "Electroid Lightspeed Arbelgas", "God Sigma" and "Tosho Daimos") started airing, then in mid-1997, post-1948 Warner Bros. shows started airing. On April 1998, Cartoon Network rebranded, introducing new bumpers, new original productions and a new graphical package using the "Powerhouse" branding.
Cartoon Network had, from 1997 until mid-2004, been tied with the Disney Channel (since as a basic cable channel in 2003) and Nickelodeon as Malleco's most popular family network. The removal of older programming from the network during this period led to a fall in average audience share during 2000-01 as fans of older cartoons moved to Boomerang. Cartoon Network had slipped to second spot among Mallequinan family networks behind the Disney Channel. On January 1st, 2005, the channel's 'bumpers' were replaced with 3-D animation promotions that were set in a fictional location called "CN City". A well known scene from a show was sometimes the theme. The "Cartoon Cartoons" moniker was dropped in 2007 in favor to be replaced by "Cartoon Pop".
In 2013, it was chosen by the Malleco's National Communication Commission to be aired on Digital terrestrial television, along with Boomerang and TCM on that year.
See also: Cartoon Network (Malleco)/List of programs
Unlike other counterparts abroad. Malleco was considered one of the counterparts that has censored a number of shows, even with episodes skipped by sensitive issues (in the past, like several Looney Tunes shorts, including all Speedy Gonzales shorts between 1997 to 2001, or some Tom & Jerry shorts when the characters smoke, in 2000) or shows when is banned in this country (for example, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo who is banned in 1991 due to a riot, or The Problem Solverz in 2012 due to epileptic attacks).
Adult Swim case
In 2003, Adult Swim premiered in Malleco's counterpart as "Trasnoche para mayores" but it was canceled a year after its broadcast, due to a conflict with "Malleco Cable TV" when they censored the block in favor of filling the 90-minute duration for short films (Looney Tunes, Cartoon Cartoons and Tom & Jerry). What it caused was that the state company discovered in a survey that there are children from 3 to 11 years old who see the block in those late hours (from 11:00 pm to 12:30 am). The consequence of which was that in 2006, the block returned but for TNT in a schedule from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am, but without pain and glory, which lasted until 2012, and some shows after the cancellation of the block, were aired by syndication. Currently, since 2016, it has been broadcast on Vice, and without problems since its premiere.
The Annoying Orange case
The show was planned to be broadcast for Cartoon Network in 2013. But it was scrapped for reasons of causing clashes with the target audience. The same goes for MAD. One of the theories according to the forums was "for being too absurd according to the executives." But a few months later, the reason for "being too inappropriate for children" was confirmed. The show premiered on MTV in 2014, but without prior notice.
In 2012, the show premiered on Cartoon Network, but at night time. But some episodes were censored for colliding with the channel's target. But after complaints to the channel about the issue of censorship, it caused MAD to be canceled after the middle of the first season, this time, being moved to Warner Channel without problems, in original version with Spanish subtitles.
- Adult Swim (Malleco)
- Boomerang (Malleco)
- TBS (Malleco)