|Launched||27 May 2000|
|Owned by||WarnerMedia International|
|Picture format||576i (16:9) (SDTV)|
1080i for HDTV feed
0.03% (+1) (June 2019 , BARB)
|Country|| United Kingdom|
Republic of Ireland
|Headquarters||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Sister channel(s)||Cartoon Network|
|Timeshift service||Boomerang +1|
|Sky||Channel 603 (SD/HD)|
Channel 618 (+1)
Channel 641 (SD)
Channel 731 (+1)
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 603|
Channel 57 (+1)
|TalkTalk Plus TV||Channel 487|
|BT (via Now TV)||Channel 467|
Channel 474 (HD)
|Eir Vision||Channel 604|
|SoaresTVnet ||Channel 419 (519 HD)|
|Sky Go||Watch live|
(UK and Ireland only)
|Now TV||Watch live|
(UK and Ireland only)
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere Ireland||Watch live (Ireland only)|
Boomerang is a 24-hour British television channel which primarily features classic and modern animated series from Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Animation. The channel launched on 27 May 2000 as a spin-off of Cartoon Network and localization of the original American network. It is run by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its International division.
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Boomerang began as a block in 1993.
Boomerang launched on 27 May 2000, airing between 6am to 12am, on Sky Digital and certain cable systems. Cartoon Network at the time had a tight schedule and so Boomerang was created by Turner Broadcasting to broadcast classic cartoons from the Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Warner Bros archive programme library, as well as freeing Cartoon Network of many classics in the schedule.
In May 2001, Boomerang became the second highest-rated children's channel, beaten only by Cartoon Network. In July 2001, Boomerang was added to on Telewest, thus increasing its viewership. James Greville, head of Cartoon Network at the time, stated, "The channel launched barely a year ago and yet it's already beaten established kids' channels in terms of ratings and share". By November 2001, Boomerang was available on NTL.
Boomerang[when?] increased its library of old cartoons by acquiring rights to other animated shows such as Danger Mouse, The Pink Panther and Garfield and Friends. By late 2003, Boomerang started to move away from its original purpose and moved to broadcast more recent programming.[specify]
A one-hour timeshift channel, Boomerang +1, launched in March 2006.
Boomerang rebranded with the new international graphics package developed by UK based graphic design agency Art&Graft on 16 February 2015. Boomerang switched to 16:9 widescreen in June 2015. A high-definition feed was launched the same month.
In September 2018, Boomerang was rebranded once again.
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