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A3 Network is a television channel jointly owned between A3 ltd and DHX Media. It was known as DIC Network until 2003, where it began to focus on various programming, though the international channels carried the name DIC Network until 2005. The channel was launched in Jetania on 4th April, 1997 before expanding to other regions starting in 1999. In most countries, the channel timeshares with Gangstar TV.

The format of the channel has changed several times in its 20 years of existence; the channel originally solely aired programming from DIC Entertainment. After the channel rebranded as A3 Network, it began airing programmes from a large variety of distributors, though it now generally airs reruns of shows that previously aired on other channels, and are no longer mainstream. The Jetanie version has had a (friendly) rivalry with Z Bop since 2003. Since 2004, A3 Network has been Jetania's most popular children's television channel.

Areas served

Current

Country Channel Name DIC Network launch A3 Network launch Airtime Notes
Jetania
A3 Network
4th April, 1997
14th April, 2003
4am - 8pm
Timeshared with Gangstar TV from 2006 to 2017, and IntC since 2017 (8pm - 4am).
Kuboia
A3 Network Kuboia
1st January, 1999
31st January, 2005
4am - 8pm
Until 2nd October, 2015, the Kuboia feed had a completely separate schedule from the Jetanie feed. From 2nd October, 2015 onwards, the Kuboia feed began airing the exact same schedule as the Jetanie feed, except with Kuboian advertisements.
Austimia
A3 Network
2000
Bangorland
A3 Network
2000
Belgium
A3 Network
N/A
1st September, 2003
Replaced GameKids TV.
Cyrumuland
A3 Network
2002
Czech Republic
A3 Network
N/A
1st September, 2003
Replaced GameKids TV.
East Cybersland
A3 Network East
2000
Germany
A3 Network
N/A
1st September, 2003
Replaced GameKids TV.
Lammari
A3 Network
2002
Manogo
A3 Network
1999
Netherlands
A3 Network
N/A
1st September, 2003
Replaced GameKids TV.
Philippines
A3 Network
N/A
September 2014
Poland
A3 Network
N/A
1st September, 2003
Replaced GameKids TV.
Rakeland
A3 Network
2002
Slovakia
A3 Network
N/A
1st September, 2003
Replaced GameKids TV.
Tau
A3 Network
1999
United Kingdom
A3 Network
N/A
2nd November, 2015
4am - 8pm
West Cybersland
A3 Network West
2000
Zendie
A3 Network
N/A
July 2005


DIC Network

1997-2001

DIC

The channel originally launched in 1997 as DIC Network, airing DIC cartoons.

2001-2003, 2001-2005 (international)

DIC 2001

On 1st October 2001, the Jetanian channel updated to a different logo to stay inline with DIC's new branding. Most international channels adapted it on 19th November that year.

A3 Network

2003-2015

A3 2003

On 14th April 2003, the Jetanian version of DIC Network rebranded as A3 Network. The other versions rebranded to the name throughout 2005.

2008-2015 (international)

A3 international

This logo was first adapted by the Czech and Slovakian channels on 1st September, 2008 and used by both channels until 13th September, 2015.

2015 (international)

A3 new logo maybe

This logo was adapted by the Czech, Slovakian, Dutch, Polish and Belgium channels on 14th September, 2015.

2015-present

A3 Ltd 2015

2015-2016

A3 2015

On 1st September 2015, a new set of A3 logos were revealed. The Jetanie version of the channel was rebranded to the new logo on 2nd October that year. This is the first time in the channel's history that the "A" is a capital letter.

There was also a white logo used in Cezch Republic and Slovakia only. It was used for A3-produced shows. Originaly, there was going to be a blue logo for male-targeted shows, but this was scrapped for unknown reasons.

On 19th March 2016, Steve Freeland stated on Twitter that he was against the Red logo, saying "There is no such thing as "girl shows". Yes, Stereo Street and PowerGem are targeted more towards girls, but that does not mean boys can't watch them!"

2016-present

A3 2016

Following Freeland's criticism, A3 announced via their Facebook that the geeen-yellow-red logos would be dropped from 6th July 2016, and instead, the colour of the logo would be different depending on the time of day. Unlike other rebrands, all versions of the channel updated to the new look on the same day.

Currently in Jetania, from Mondays to Thursdays, the logo is orange from 6:00a.m. to 9:00a.m., green from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., blue from 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. and purple from 7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. (The Night Zone). On weekends and in promotion, the logo is lime green and yellow.

Trivia

  • A3 Network is the only TV channel in the UK that airs shows from DIC.
  • The replacement in Eruowood (Too TV) caused controversy and criticism, and caused the channel to lose ratings (-0.10%).

See also