Adult Swim

Adult Swim
Adult Swim 2003 logo.svg
LaunchedSeptember 2, 2001 (2001-09-02)
Network
Owned byWarner Bros. Entertainment
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
CountryUnited States
Language
  • English
  • Spanish (with SAP)
Broadcast areaNational
Headquarters
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.adultswim.com
Availability
(nighttime programming block of Cartoon Network)
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 176 (East)
Channel 177 (West)
Orby TVChannel 210 (East)
Channel 211 (West)
DirecTVChannel 296 (East)
Channel 297 (West)
C band
Cable
Available on most cable providersChannel slots vary on each system
IPTV
AT&T U-verse
  • Channel 325 (East; SD)
  • Channel 326 (West; SD)
  • Channel 1325 (East HD)
  • Channel 1326 (West HD)
CenturyLink Prism
  • Channel 325 (East; SD)
  • Channel 326 (West; SD)
  • Channel 1326 (East HD)
  • Channel 1327 (West HD)
  • Channel 3054 (Spanish feed; SD)
Google FiberChannel 351
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 257 (SD)
  • Channel 757 (HD)
  • Channel 1726 (SD)
Streaming media
adultswim.comLive simulcast (Available nightly from 8 p.m.–6 a.m. ET/PT; U.S. pay-TV subscribers only)
FuboTVInternet Protocol television
YouTube TVInternet Protocol television
Hulu with Live TVInternet Protocol television
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
AT&T TVInternet Protocol television
Amazon Fire TVInternet Protocol television
RokuInternet Protocol television

Adult Swim (stylized as [adult swim]) is an American adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the children's basic cable network Cartoon Network. It is programmed by its in-house production studio, Williams Street. It currently broadcasts nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. The block is marketed as a separate network from Cartoon Network for ratings purposes, Preparing to the Nick At Nite. Signing Off At 6 a.m ET/PT

Debuting in 2001, Adult Swim serves as the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, and was established as alternative programming during the late night hours when Cartoon Network's primary target audience, children between the ages of 7 and 15, would normally be sleeping. In 2005, the block was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to targeting a separate demographic. The block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows; including original programming, syndicated series, anime, original video animation, and short films with generally minimal or no editing for content.

The block has frequently aired adult animation features, mockumentaries, sketch comedy, and pilots. The block's shows are known for their sexual themes, frank sexual discussion, nudity, strong language, and graphic violence. Many of its programs are aesthetically experimental, transgressive, improvised, and surrealist in nature. This has become a source of conflict, with some saying that Adult Swim is too controversial, while others noting that its ability to question the norm brings a level of surrealism and experimentalism that is welcome. Adult Swim has contracted with various studios known for their productions in absurd and shock comedy.[1]

As with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim's reach through various services totals 94 million American households.[2]

  1. ^ "Thinking small". Channelweb.co.uk. Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cable network coverage area household universe estimates: January 2016 – Broadcasting & Cable". Broadcastingcable.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.

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