Launched October 14, 2002[1]
Ended September 7, 2003
Parent Company Turner Broadcasting System
Replaced By Toonami (UK Channel)

CNX was a channel operated by Turner Broadcasting System in the UK and Ireland between 2002 and 2003. It aimed at a male-leaning audience, with daytime programming aimed at older children and teenagers (predominantly 12-18 years of age), and evening programming aimed at older teenagers and young adults (the 16-34 demographic). The channel was carried in the 'Entertainment' section of the Sky programme guide, and was also available on cable (through the firms which are now Virgin Media).

Initially, the CNX branding was used throughout the channel's airtime, but shortly prior to the channel's closure the station switched to branding younger daytime output as Toonami, returning the brand to the UK following the removal of the Toonami branding from Cartoon Network UK at CNX's launch, with CNX remaining as the brand for adult-aimed evening output. Some daytime programming on the channel had previously screened within the Toonami block on Cartoon Network UK, and to tie in with this CNX, daytime programming was promoted on Cartoon Network, which remained in the Kids section of the programme guide; however, as the evening/night output was aimed at an older audience, it was not promoted on the kids' channel (though it was promoted on other Turner properties, such as TCM UK).

Evening programming on CNX expanded upon the channel's "Triple A" - Action, Adventure and Anime - theme, with comedy (such as Adult Swim output, some of which had previously aired in the AKA/Cult Toons strand on Cartoon Network UK, which does not have an Adult Swim strand), anime, extreme sports, drama (principally action/crime series such as The Shield and Birds of Prey), and movies, with the channel's film output predominantly consisting of martial arts films, anime films and action/drama.

The channel closed as CNX in 2003 when the adult-focused evening programming was removed from the schedule, and the channel became a 24-hour Toonami-branded action cartoons channel listed in the Kids guide alongside Cartoon Network and Boomerang. In 2007, the channel took the Cartoon Network TOO branding, with the previous CN TOO giving its entire airtime to Cartoonito, which had previously operated as a block on the channel. While action cartoons continue to appear alongside other styles on the Cartoon Network channels, the Toonami branding is no longer used. Films previously seen on CNX reverted to TCM following the cessation of CNX programming; the Adult Swim output has since resurfaced on various other channels in the UK including Bravo, FX and TCM 2.

CNX - Promos and Bumps (2002-2003)07:16

CNX - Promos and Bumps (2002-2003)

CNX - Promos and Bumps (2002-2003)


AAA Movies

The "AAA Movies" block, which stood for the channel's combination of "Action, Adventure, and Anime" showed mainly martial arts films but showed other material as well, such as:[11][12]

  • 2000 AD
  • 2002
  • Blue Submarine No. 6
  • Death Race 2000
  • Demolition Man
  • Executioners
  • Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
  • Guns & Talks
  • The Heroic Trio 
  • Jungle Juice
  • No Blood No Tears
  • Point of No Return
  • The Shining
  • Skyline Cruisers
  • Tokyo Raiders

External Links


  1. "Anime Channel? ". October 2002. Retrieved on July 25, 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Adult Comedy ". December 16, 2002. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Anime / Animation ". October 18, 2002. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  4. "Birds of Prey ". June 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  5. "Boomtown ". June 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Adult Anime Every Night ". October 19, 2002. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  7. "Kung Fu ". June 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  8. "The Shield ". June 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  9. "Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2003 ". June 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  10. "Trailer Park ". October 19, 2002. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  11. "AAA Movies ". June 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
  12. "AAA Movies ". August 5, 2003. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 

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