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PR: Teletoon Retro Tops Four Million Subscribers

by on December 20, 2007

Toronto -TELETOON Retro has secured carriage with, Shaw Cable, Star Choice and Cogeco Cable, bringing the new channel’s subscriber base to over four-million. Already Canada’s largest digital specialty channel , TELETOON Retro now offers advertisers more than double the subscribers of any digital channel in the country*. Throughout December the channel rolls-out across Central and Western Canada , launching on Digital Basic with Shaw Cable and The Essentials Package with Star Choice on December 18, and as part of the Digital Access package on Cogeco Cable on December 19.

“To have already reached four-million homes since launching just this October is extremely exciting” said Len Cochrane, President, TELETOON Canada inc. “The rapid growth of TELETOON Retro is exceptional and speaks to the quality and popularity of the channel’s programming. “

Since premiering on October 1, TELETOON Retro has given a new home to animated favourites such as Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and The Jetsons. Offering a nostalgic throwback to timeless cartoons, the channel delivers new laughs with familiar friends like Fat Albert, Tom & Jerry, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Superfriends to adults aged 25 to 49. TELETOON Retro is now available on Cogeco Cable, Shaw Cable and Star Choice as well as Compton Cable, ExpressVu Digital TV from Bell , Mountain Cablevision, and Rogers Digital Cable.

TELETOON Retro presents classic cartoons all day, everyday. A nostalgic throwback to favourites of the past, TELETOON Retro delivers new laughs with familiar friends in over four-million Canadian homes. TELETOON Canada brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment with three nationwide specialty television channels, TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, and TELETOON Retro. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%).
* Source: CRTC Broadcasting Policy Report 2007

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