TCM MENA started broadcasting on January 1, 2016, the date when it separated from TCM Africa and became an independent feed.
TCM Middle East and Africa is available exclusively on beIN Channels Network in the Arab world and DStv in Africa.
Cartoon Network used to broadcast in time-sharing with Turner Classic Movies. TCM would air classic movies from 9:00 PM CET to 6:00 AM CET, while Cartoon Network would run for the rest of the day.
On July 1, 2016, Cartoon Network MEA was split into two separate channels – an African feed in SD on DStv which only broadcasts in English, and a MENA feed in HD on beIN which also features an Arabic audio track. The feeds have differing schedules and programming, and differ in censorship rules as well.