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CNX replacement, Toonami, launches Monday

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In line with previous reports, Turner Broadcasting has confirmed that its 'CNX' channel will be replaced by 'Toonami' this Monday, September 8th. The channel will be found on Sky channel 621, ntl:home digital TV channel 903 and Telewest Broadband TV channel 732.

Richard Kilgarriff, Vice President and Director of Channels at Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang and Toonami, said:

"Toonami offers a terrific line up of action and adventure shows 24 hours a day. We hope that boys will see it as like having their own playroom added to the family house."

'Toonami' initially began as a programming strand on Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network. When it was imported to 'CNX', it proved so successful that the decision was made to rebrand the entire channel.

The channel will be the exclusive UK broadcaster of Star Wars: Clone Wars, a joint collaboration of LucasArts and Cartoon Network Studios. Twenty episodic shorts continue where the latest Star Wars movie, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, left off. Ten episodes will air at 4pm on weekdays from November 10th; the remaining ten will be shown next Spring.

Finn Arnesen, Head of Programme Production for Cartoon Network International, said:

"It is extremely exciting and a great honour to have been chosen to work with Lucasfilm to create this animated series from one of the world’s best loved and influential movie series. Cartoon Network’s creative team is working hand in hand with Lucasfilm to ensure that our common vision for Clone Wars thrills Star Wars fans around the world."

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