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Cartoon Network to Launch in Canada July 4th, 2012

Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by James Harvey, May 3, 2012.

  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
    Staff Member Administrator Moderator Reporter

    Apr 23, 2001
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    Press release:


    Cartoon Network and [adult swim] programming blocks will debut on TELETOON, TELETOON Retro and TELETOON at Night this spring​

    TELETOON Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that the Canadian launch date for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim has been set for July 4, 2012. In advance of the big day – and to whet the appetites of eager Canadian viewers – TELETOON will begin broadcasting a weekly Cartoon Network programming block on the main network as of Saturday, May 5. To further support the launch, on Friday, June 1, a weekly block of fan-favourite Adult Swim shows will premiere on TELETOON at Night. And finally, TELETOON Retro delves deeper into the Cartoon Network programming library to broadcast a block of classic Cartoon Network shows every week beginning on Saturday, June 2.

    Cartoon Network Nested Blocks

    Premieres Saturday, May 5
    The Amazing World of Gumball
    Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
    Regular Show
    Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT
    Dexter’s Laboratory
    Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT

    TELETOON Retro
    Premieres, Saturday, June 2
    Dexter’s Laboratory (Classic Episodes)
    Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET
    Powerpuff Girls
    Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET
    Codename: Kids Next Door
    Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET
    The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
    Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET

    [adult swim] Nested Block

    TELETOON at Night
    Premieres Friday, June 1
    The Venture Bros.
    Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
    Fridays at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
    Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
    Fridays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

    The excitement continues online, with websites for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim – each featuring video clips, games, extra content and programming information – launching simultaneously with the network.

    Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels - TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro, TÉLÉTOON Rétro and Cartoon Network (Canada). Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.5 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than 8 million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $245 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com. TELETOON: It’s Unreal!
  2. tommy21

    tommy21 Member

    Jun 9, 2010
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    I hate how they show the shows we want in America in other countries. Well, I'm also surprised they're doing this. I wonder what kind of response it's going to get.
  3. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes Active Member

    May 1, 2001
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    So the launch date is... on an American holiday (July 4), which is a middle-of-the-week work day up in Canada?
  4. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

    Jun 4, 2007
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    What do you mean? Every CN show that the Teletoon channels are slated to air is already running on either CN proper or Boomerang or is featured on Cartoon Planet. Aside from the Filmation and DiC shows, which can't air on Turner owned stations in the US due to ownership rights, they're not seeing anything that we don't already see here.

    Yep. Keep in mind our neighbors to the North don't celebrate our Independence Day; they do celebrate Canada Day, which is on July 1st. They probably could've made the big launch on that date, but it might have gotten lost in the celebration.
    #4 Silverstar, May 4, 2012
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  5. Beefy

    Beefy It only hurts forever

    May 14, 2003
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    I'm not familiar with Canada's Secondary Audio Programming laws.
    Does every one of those shows have to be aired in both English and French?

    French dubbed Tim & Eric... sorry Canada.
  6. Paradox295

    Paradox295 Chicks dig it, dude!

    Aug 22, 2009
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    Heh. In the US, Harvey Birdman airs Sundays @ 1:15am (repeated 4:15am) and Tim and Eric airs Sundays @ 12:45am (repeated 3:45am).
  7. Sketch

    Sketch not like those other old guys

    Feb 26, 2002
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    Actually Tim & Eric and Harvey Birdman are both on the Sunday line-up at the moment.

    The Venture Bros. is the lone Adult Swim show on that schedule that is not currently on our Adult Swim but it's bound to come back eventually.

    Billy and Mandy is the only show on the CN side that isn't regularly airing on CN or Boomerang but as you mentioned that does at least show up on Cartoon Planet. KND is off at the moment but it usually cycles back in. Though not that many homes get Boomerang so I suppose only getting PPG and Dexter at most once a week on Cartoon Planet might be disappointing to some.

    That sounds more entertaining to me.
  8. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Ah, didn't know that. Lately I only watch AS for Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen, er, um, Aqua Unit, so I typically switch it off at 12:30 AM, so I wasn't aware. Thanks for that.

  9. Cartoon Ruler

    Cartoon Ruler I Like Waffles

    Dec 11, 2011
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    Hold the phone? Was The Powerpuff Girls previously aired on YTV? 'Cause, YTV Canada most likely still owns the show.

    Billy and Mandy airing on Teletoon Retro? Smart move Teletoon, the show isn't 'retro' enough to be on Teletoon Retro. :shrug:

    Also, glad to see Dexter making its way back to Canada.
  10. spiderspud007

    spiderspud007 New Member

    Jul 24, 2011
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    the company that owns half of teletoon owns ytv so they licences can be transfered easily, the shows dont have to be in english and french, they usually have sepreate channels but so far cartoon network french has not be announced. also i think they are putting some older shows on the retro channel to better use the libary they now have , instead of being like nick canada that showed older stuff at night and at random times.
  11. cartoonfreak

    cartoonfreak Member

    Jan 19, 2010
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    So a the full cartoon network channel is going to come to Canada? What about shows that air on Teletoon and CN, will they just air twice? :p

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