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|Picture format||16:9 576i (SDTV) |
|Owner||ITI Neovision SA|
|Launched||16 April 1999|
|Former names||Minimax (-16 October 2004)|
ZigZap (16 October 2004-1 October 2011)
|UPC Poland||Channel 676 (SD)|
|NC+||Channel 15 and Channel 141 (HD)|
Channel 253 (SD)
Teletoon+ (stylised as teleTOON+; formerly Minimax and ZigZap) is a Polish television channel owned and operated by the Canal+ Group through ITI Neovision SA, available on the NC+ platform. The channel aims at young people in the age group of 10–16 years, carrying various animated films and television series.
Minimax was launched on 16 April 1999 on Cyfra+. On 16 October 2004, the channel was renamed to ZigZap.
On 1 October 2011, when all Canal+ channels in Poland were relaunched to bear the „+” suffix in their names, ZigZap was renamed Teletoon+, taking the name from the similarly named channel in France. The French Télétoon was previously operated by Groupe TPS until 2007 when TPS merged with Canal+, and it took the new Télétoon+ name earlier in May 2011.
On 11 November 2011, the channel launched a high definition simulcast feed.
From 1 August 1999 until 31 August 2001, Minimax aired a late night programming block titled Game One. It took the name from the French television channel of the same name which Canal+ operated until 2001.
On 1 September 2001, the channel launched a new programming block titled Hyper, which carried the programmes about video gaming, and showed animated series from Japan. It was carried over well into the ZigZap era until 11 November 2011, when it was renamed Hyper+. The block ended on 1 July 2014.
Teletoon+ still broadcasts video game shows in the late night slot, but no particular branding is practised on such programmes.
From 2000 to 2004, Minimax had two programming blocks. MiniKaruzela premiered on December 24, 2000 and MaxiStrefa premiered on January 2002. MiniKaruzela was intended for preschool and early school age children, while MaxiStrefa was intended for older viewers over 12 years of age. MiniKaruzela ended on April 10, 2004, after MiniMini (known since 2011 as MiniMini+) was launched on December 20, 2003. All the programmes from the block were moved to that channel. However, MaxiStrefa continued to air until October 15, 2004 when Minimax was replaced by ZigZap.
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