Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Launch in Canada Today

TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - TELETOON Canada Inc. flipped the switch today on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, giving Canadians access to programming from these top-rated U.S. brands. The brand new Canadian specialty channel Cartoon Network launched at 6 a.m. ET/PT today, while Adult Swim programming will assume its nightly position on the network starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

"TELETOON Canada has built a reputation as the hub for all animated and animation-related programming in Canada and today is a particularly special day for us as we expand our television family with the launch of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim," said Len Cochrane, President, TELETOON Canada Inc. "These are strong brands known for top-notch programming in the animation and comedy genre and we couldn't be more pleased to make Cartoon Network and Adult Swim available to Canadians."

Cartoon Network features a programming lineup for kids and families stacked with comedy shows such as Level Up, Regular Show and The Amazing World of Gumball from 6 a.m. ET/PT to 9 p.m. ET/PT. From 9 p.m. ET/PT onwards, Adult Swim offers up irreverent, funny shows like Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Venture Bros. and Aqua Teen Hunger Force to young adult viewers.

Today's launch also features a robust online component. Cartoonnetwork.ca launched this morning with over 150 games, while adultswimcanada.com includes highlights such as a tongue-in-cheek Canadian citizenship quiz.

To subscribe to Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, viewers can contact their television service providers.

About Cartoon Network (Canada)
Cartoon Network (Canada) offers a unique and diverse slate of entertainment experiences through hilarious animated and live-action content for kids and families. Brought to Canadian audiences by TELETOON Canada Inc., and seen in over 168 countries, Cartoon Network is available in English and in both standard and high definition. Founded in 1997, 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. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada's online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit cartoonnetwork.ca.

About Adult Swim (Canada)
Adult Swim (Canada) works the late shift, bringing irreverent, funny programming to young adults looking for alternative programming. Brought to Canadian audiences by TELETOON Canada Inc., Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. Founded in 1997, 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. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada's online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit adultswimcanada.com.

About TELETOON Canada Inc.
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. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada's online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.5 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than eight million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $265 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit teletoon.com.

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Megan Dunkley
Publicist
TELETOON Canada Inc.
T: 416.956.5443
E: megand@teletoon.com

Sarah Etherden
Manager, Communications
TELETOON Canada Inc.
T: 416.956.2051
E: sarahe@teletoon.com