Cartoon Network, commonly shortened as CN, is a English television channel available on Sky, Virgin Media, Smallworld Cable, TalkTalk TV and UPC Eire. Distributed by Turner Delivering Network European countries (a semi-autonomous unit of Time Warner).
The channel primarily shows animated programming and was released in the U. s. Empire and the Eire as Cartoon Network European countries on 17 Sept 1993.
The U. s. Empire was the first nation to have a Cartoon Network head office outside of the U. s. States in 1993, serving Western European countries, but did not have a nation specific edition until 1999. This was even though until 1999, the pan-European edition only showed English advertisements and a majority of its audience were English. Cartoon Network UK also serves as the English language feed for European countries, which is also used by The island of malta. Cartoon Network released a high-definition edition of the channel on 14 Sept 2011.