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Why does Canada have Nickelodeon and CN?

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by zeebre12, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. zeebre12

    zeebre12 Member

    Nov 4, 2016
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    What was the idea of these channels launching in Canada after so many years? They only launched in 2009 and 2012. The company that owns them uses YTV to show most new Nickelodeon shows from the US and Teletoon shows most new Cartoon Network shows. YTV and Teletoon are the main channels with original programming also. What was the idea of launching Nickelodeon and CN so late in Canada or what was the need in launching them at all when YTV/Teletoon already had/still have the first run shows from the channels?
  2. Takao

    Takao Fight the darkness all around

    Mar 17, 2010
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    It's widely believed Corus had to launch branded "Nickelodeon" and "Cartoon Network" channels in Canada to have access to the programming libraries. Essentially, they're contractual obligations.
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  3. jaylop97

    jaylop97 Commonly found at Night

    Oct 5, 2014
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    May not make a lot of sense knowing YTV and Teletoon usually air some of their shows, but for the most part they are still good going channels.

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