Check it: Cartoon Network to launch in Canada - July 4, 2012

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

TORONTO, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - 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
   
TELETOON
Premieres Saturday, May 5
TELETOON Retro
Premieres, Saturday, June 2
   
The Amazing World of Gumball
Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
Dexter's Laboratory (Classic Episodes)
Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET
   
Regular Show
Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT
Powerpuff Girls
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET
   
Dexter's Laboratory
Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT
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

   
Squidbillies
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!

 

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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