Tooncast is a free-to-air television channel in Kuboia owned by Turner Broadcasting Networks Kuboia. The channel originally launched on 15th April, 2013, replacing Boomerang. Alongside the main Tooncast channel, a one-hour timeshift service called Tooncast +1 is also available on some services.

Like its Latin American counterpart, the channel does not air any advertisements. However, it does show promos for itself and other Turner channels between shows. Also, the channel uses different idents to that of the Latin American channel.

In 2018, Tooncast was referred to as one of the three "new era" Turner children's channels in Kuboia, alongside Boing and Player.

History

Tooncast was launched on 15th April, 2013 at 12:01a.m. The channel replaced Boomerang as the channel for classic cartoons and children's programming.

On 28th February, 2018, Tooncast introduced a programming block titled Kiddioka, which aired everyday from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. This continued until 18th June, 2018, when Kiddioka was launched as a channel. Tooncast had started to include pre-school programming in its lineup in early 2017, though nearly all of it had moved to Kiddioka by mid-2018.

Since its launch, Tooncast has broadcast for 24 hours a day.

Other services

Tooncast +1

A one-hour timeshift service of the channel, titled Tooncast +1, was launched on 28th February, 2018.

Pop-up channels

Occasionally, Tooncast +1 will be replaced by a temporary pop-up channel.

  • In October 2018, the channel rebranded as HB Classics, airing various programmes from the Hanna-Barbera catalogue.
  • In October 2019, the channel rebranded as Scooby Channel, which solely aired programmes and films from the Scooby-Doo franchise.

Programming

Current programming

The channel broadcasts a variety of older children's programmes, mostly animation from Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros.

Acquired from Cartoon Network (U.S.)

  • Animaniacs (1993 series)
  • Atomic Betty
  • Baby Looney Tunes
  • Camp Lazlo
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Dastardly and Muttley
  • Duck Dodgers
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
  • Looney Tunes
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Scooby-Doo
    • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    • Laff-A-Lympics
    • Scooby-Doo and Scarppy-Doo (1979 series)
    • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
    • The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
    • The New Scooby-Doo Movies
    • The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
    • The Scooby-Doo Show
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Tom and Jerry Kids
  • Top Cat
  • Wacky Races

Other acquired programming

  • Count Duckula
  • Felix the Cat (1958 series)
  • Inspector Gadget (1983 series)
  • Metal Mickey
  • Pingu (seasons 1-4 only)
  • Rainbow (1981-1988 episode only)
  • Super Ted
  • The Pink Panther (1993 series)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (series 1-7 only)

Former programming

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Barney & Friends
  • Bobby's World
  • Button Moon
  • Cindi and Friends
  • Chorlton and the Wheelies
  • Danger Mouse (1981 series)
  • Gadget Boy & Heather
  • Henry's Cat
  • Hi-5
  • James the Cat (1984 series)
  • Kipper
  • Playdays
  • Play School
  • The Raccoons
  • The Treacle People

Schedule

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