Mangas (TV channel)

Launched2 April 1996; 22 years ago (1996-04-02)
Owned byMediawan Thematics
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Broadcast areaFrance
Headquarters132, avenue du Président Wilson

93213 La Plaine Saint-Denis
Tel : (33) (0)1 49 22 20 01

Fax : (33) (0)1 49 22 22 35
Formerly calledAB Cartoons (1996–1998)

Mangas is a French television channel dedicated to anime.

History of the channel

AB Cartoons was launched in 1996 as a youth channel on the AB Sat package. It showed Japanese animation (anime) already shown on Club Dorothée on TF1.

Due to the popularity of the genre with young adults and teens as well as criticism of the violence shown in the programmes, the channel was renamed Mangas, on 1 September 1998 using the logo of the magazine D.MANGAS (the former Dorothée Magazine, although the show on TF1 had ended in 1997).

On February 15, 2011, the channel switched to 16:9 format. During the first few weeks after this change, programs in 4:3 format remain in their original format, before being quickly displayed in 14:9 format.

Since October 2013, the channel has been broadcasting anime the day after its diffusion in Japan to compete with the newly created channel J-One[1].

Other Languages
العربية: مانغاز
français: Mangas