I guess it's probably for the best. Boomerang is losing it's touch anyway.To answer your question, obviously yes. Their streaming service is no better either as they'll absorb all of their content to HBO Max.
Let's face it, Boomerang was pretty much a dead channel ever since it became autopilot. Once WarnerMedia trying to revitalized the brand back in 2015, it ended up falls flat on it's face.
I can guarantee you that once the WarnerMedia Discovery merger will be finalized by next year, Boomerang's days are numbered.
I guess it's probably for the best. Boomerang is losing it's touch anyway.
SportyAnimates said:I have a compromise to keep the Boomerang brand alive.
They can not only integrate the Boomerang service into HBO Max, but they put it as a “weekend classics” block on Cartoon Network. That way, the brand can be more accessible to more people and they can air the classic Cartoon Cartoons on the main network.
they should add more classic CN shows like Class of 3000, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, etc. Since, they're already playing a few shows from the same era as the shows i've mentioned. e.g Camp Lazlo, KND, etc.I don't see Boomerang shutting down anytime soon. Instead it will still be in autopilot. One of the reasons I believe Boomerang is still surviving is most likely because of decent ratings for a channel that's not carried everywhere. Plus, like Francisque said: as long as they get money by airing ads, to them it isn't an issue to keep Boomerang for a little bit longer.
A 24/7 channel Cartoonito should also not happen in the next couple of years to replace Boomerang since it just launched so it's either A) they wait until they have enough shows to launch a 24/7 Cartoonito to replace Boomerang or B) it will merge with Discovery Family. Not sure which name they'll keep but either way they will probably air Boomerang and DF shows mixed up all around the schedule.
WB can't add Class of 3000 to Boomerang for legal reasons, and it's looking like they won't be adding any more reruns to the channel's lineup, as Boom is likely to be shut down after the WB/Discovery merger is complete later this year. Boom's schedule hasn't been updated in months, so I don't see WB suddenly becoming interested in the channel again after the merger is finalized.they (Boomerang) should add more classic CN shows like Class of 3000, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, etc. Since, they're already playing a few shows from the same era as the shows i've mentioned. e.g Camp Lazlo, KND, etc.
If WB decides to launch 24/7 Cartoonito in the US, they likely to launch new one rather than rebrand the Boomerang that isn't carried by most cable companies.I have to wonder, with the recent announcement of Boom LA becoming a Cartoonito channel, do you think Boomerang US is going to survive, or is it going to be time to say goodbye to Boomerang soon?
The channel's chronic inability to generate profit, months and months of stagnation in its' schedule, the fact that most of the international Boomerangs are dropping like flies and the fact that many cable, satellite and internet TV services don't even bother carrying it say different.I say: Absolutely not!
So you're saying Boomerang wouldn't even work as an OTA digital sub-channel?I see this discussion and raise the people talking about this one point.
With the recent wave of boomer nostalgia broadcasters getting in on the classic cartoon game (Get After It started the trend with public domain toons starting their Saturday, but MeTV got the ball rolling quickly enough for Classic Reruns TV to start a cartoon show), Boomerang's existence on linear television has presumably become moot since freely accessible rerun farms are taking from the same libraries to package them into shows.
Let's not forget that linear ad-supported services have been rapidly expanding, too.