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.