From today (28/11/2016), Cartoon Network Italy is now available in High Definition on Sky Italia channel 607, now animation fans in Italy will now get to enjoy Cartoon Network’s most popular shows including Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time in superior picture quality. Italy is the last major Western European country to have a HD version of Cartoon Network with exception to Spain; though Cartoon Network Spain no longer exists because it merged with Boing in 2013, Boing Spain had a temporary HD feed during Christmas 2015.
Cartoon Network Italy has also started to air some idents from Cartoon Network USA’s Dimensional 2016 rebrand package, but for the time being, Check It 1.0 presentation is still being used for Next/Later bumpers and for some idents.
Continuity featuring Cartoon Network Italy’s Dimensional idents (recorded on the standard definition feed, not HD)
Cartoon Network Canada Now Using Dimensional Rebrand Graphics
According to a Teen Titans Go! promo airing on Cartoon Network Canada, the channel has started to use elements from Cartoon Network USA’s 2016 Dimensional rebrand package, including the promo endboards and the zoom out logo animation featuring 2D, 3D and stopmotion cartoon characters.
The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Free-To-Air UK Premiere On CITV On Monday 7th November
Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls will start airing on UK free-to-air kids channel CITV (Children’s ITV) from Monday 7th November at 5pm. The original series also aired on the CITV programming block on main network ITV. The new Powerpuff Girls series on CITV will air alongside Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Boomerang’s Be Cool, Scooby-Doo. CITV now holds the free TV rights over the show, while Cartoon Network UK will continue to air the newer episodes and with more frequent airings on pay-television.
Cartoon Network UK Adventure Time Book Signed By Kent Osborne Competition
Cartoon Network UK is currently running an Adventure Time book competition, five lucky winners will win a copy of Adventure Time: Finn and Jake’s Official Guide signed by Kent Osbourne, the head story writer for Adventure Time. Like the Instagram post below and follow the Cartoon Network UK account on Instagram to enter. Competition closes Sunday 6th November 2016, UK Residents only, Entrants must be aged 13 and older.
The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears Pair-Up On Cartoon Network Southeast Asia And Cartoon Network Australia
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia (Philippines sub-feed) and Cartoon Network Australia are pairing up The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears in a three week long programming special of a total of thirty new episodes (15 episodes for each show) airing every weekday from Monday 7th November. The girls and the bear brothers have a lot in common, Grizzly and Blossom are natural leaders, both Panda and Bubbles have a soft heart and Ice Bear and Buttercup are strong.
On each weekday during the three weeks, a new episode of both We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls will air back-to-back from 6pm on Cartoon Network Australia. Cartoon Network Southeast Asia viewers outside the Philippines will receive the Pair-Up programming special from Monday 14th November.
Cartoon Network Germany And Cartoon Network Poland Rebranded To Check It 4.0 Today (01/09/2016)
Check It 4.0 is making its rollout over Europe and Germany and Poland were next on the list. Today (01/09/2016), Cartoon Network Germany and Cartoon Network Poland introduced the Check It 4.0 graphics package on their channels today.
Both Cartoon Network Germany and Cartoon Network Poland adapted the Next/Later bumper originally from Check It 3.0 and retextured it using the graphical assets from the new rebrand, also they’re using the cartoon charactert emojis from the original USA rebrand in a series of bumpers. Check It 1.0 soundtracks are still used on Next/Later bumpers and at present Check It 3.0 endboards are still being used on promos.