Cartoon Network and Adult Swim launch today on Bell

  • Cartoon Network is available to Bell Satellite TV and Bell FIBE TV subscribers in Standard and High Definition
  • Cartoon Network Free Preview available to Bell subscribers until December 31, 2012

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - TELETOON Canada Inc. today announced that the recently launched popular kids animation channel Cartoon Network and its late night, young adult counterpart Adult Swim, are available to Bell subscribers as of today, Thursday, September 27, 2012. Cartoon Network is offered on Bell Satellite TV's channel 564 and Bell FIBE TV's channels 567 and 1567 in the Family 1 and Best packages. The channel is available as a Free Preview offering to Bell Satellite TV and Bell FIBE TV subscribers from September 27, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

"Since announcing the arrival of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim in Canada, the response and demand from Canadians and animation fans coast-to-coast has been overwhelming," said Trent Locke, Vice-President, Business Operations, TELETOON Canada Inc. "We're thrilled to join forces with Bell to make these top-rated brands and their iconic characters from new and classic television shows available to Bell subscribers."

Officially launched by TELETOON Canada Inc. on July 4, 2012, Cartoon Network offers hilarious animated and live-action content for kids and families from 6 a.m. ET/PT to 9 p.m. ET/PT, including hit titles Level Up, Regular Show and The Amazing World of Gumball. Post 9 p.m. ET/PT, Adult Swim presents irreverent, funny programming for young adults including popular series such as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Venture Bros. and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

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.

SOURCE: TELETOON CANADA INC.

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