Cartoon Network Canada To Replace Teletoon Retro On Some Pay-TV Providers

Cartoon Network Canada To Replace Teletoon Retro On Some Pay-TV Providers

Cartoon Network Canada To Replace Teletoon Retro On Some Pay-TV Providers: Cartoon Network Will Now Be Available In More Canadian Homes Than Ever Before

According to Canadian media news website, CARTT, Cartoon Network Canada will replace Teletoon Retro on pay-tv providers that have Teletoon Retro but not Cartoon Network on Tuesday 1st September. This means that Cartoon Network Canada will now have wider distribution, as the channel is only currently available for Cogeco, EastLink, SaskTel, Bell TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Aliant TV, Optik TV and Vidéotron customers. The French Canadian version of Teletoon Retro (Télétoon Rétro) will become Disney La Chaîne (The French Canadian version of Disney Channel), which will also launch alongside its English language counterpart on Tuesday 1st September.

As Cartoon Network Canada will have widespread distribution from 1st September, Clarence, Adventure Time, Uncle Grandpa and The Amazing World of Gumball will stop airing on Teletoon and will continue airing on Cartoon Network Canada. Meanwhile Looney Tunes, The Bugs & Tweety Show, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Smurfs and The Flintstones will be moving to the main Teletoon channel after the closure of Teletoon Retro.

Corus Entertainment operates Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney branded channels in Canada on behalf of Turner Broadcasting System (TimeWarner), Viacom and Disney.

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Teletoon Retro Will Cease Broadcasting On 1st September 2015

Teletoon Retro Will Cease Broadcasting On 1st September 2015

Teletoon Retro Will Cease Broadcasting On 1st September 2015: Good News: Classic Warner Bros and Hanna-Barbera Shows Move To Teletoon

Some sad news for classic animation fans in Canada, as Teletoon Retro will cease broadcasting on Tuesday 1st September at 5.59am ET. The channel is Canada’s closest equivalent to Boomerang and has many of Boomerang’s shows such as Looney Tunes, The Bugs & Tweety Show, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Smurfs and The Flintstones. The good news is that many of these shows are moving to the main Teletoon channel.

The reason that the channel is closing is because of business restructuring by Corus Entertainment and the fact that they want to focus more on their core channels. Teletoon (Corus Entertainment) runs Cartoon Network Canada and also owns the branding licence to Cartoon Network in Canada with permission from Turner Broadcasting. Teletoon also has the broadcasting rights to Cartoon Network’s shows in the Canadian market. At present, there is no news of a Boomerang channel launching in Canada.

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