Treehouse TV

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Treehouse TV
Treehouse TV 2013.png
Launched November 1, 1997
Owned by Corus Entertainment
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(2013-present)
480i (SDTV)
(1997-present)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) YTV
Nickelodeon
Website www.treehousetv.com
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 553 (SD)
Channel 1640 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 174/ 546 (SD)
Cable
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV Channel 560 (SD)
Channel 1560 (HD)
FibreOP Channel 253 (SD)
Channel 500 (HD)
MTS Channel 155 (SD)
Channel 1155 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9601 (SD)
Channel 601(HD)
SaskTel Channel 91 (SD)

Treehouse TV is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel that was launched on November 1, 1997.[1] Its name comes from YTV's former children's programming block, The Treehouse. The channel is owned by YTV Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corus Entertainment.[2]

Programming[edit]

Former Treehouse TV logo (1997-2013). This logo is still used on the DVD releases.

Each half-hour program typically consists of a 15 to 22 minute TV show, followed by a few minutes of commercials advertising other programs on Treehouse TV, followed by a five minute segment such as Toopy and Binoo. Every new year Treehouse TV airs the movie Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure, along with other new TV shows. Treehouse TV's original programming is primarily produced by Nelvana, another Corus Entertainment company, and YTV.

'===Current programming===

Former programming[edit]

Treehouse On Demand[edit]

In 2005, Corus Entertainment began offering a video on demand service called Treehouse On Demand to cable providers such as Rogers Cable and Cogeco, delivering content from Treehouse TV. It is offered as a free service to customers who subscribe to each providers digital cable service. Some providers such as SaskTel offer it as a stand-alone premium subscription service.

Treehouse (program block)[edit]

Treehouse was originally a programming block on YTV. It aired weekday mornings until 1998, after which it was replaced with an unhosted block, called "YTV Jr.".

While most hosted blocks had one or two hosts, Treehouse had three PJs (Program Jockeys) and was also co-hosted by The Fuzzpaws, which were stuffed animal puppets. As the name suggests, it was set in a tree house. PJ Katie had her own TV show, called PJ Katie's Farm, where she acted out stories with clay animals.

After Treehouse[edit]

After the Treehouse block ended, The Fuzzpaws got their own show on YTV Jr. and PJ Katie went on to become Jenny on The Zone (Katie was her middle name, there already was a Jenny with YTV at the time she was a PJ[citation needed]). The name YTV Jr. was later dropped; however, there was still children's programming shown at the time, but there was no special name given to it.

Treehouse HD[edit]

On April 9, 2013, Treehouse HD was launched as a high definition simulcast of Treehouse's standard definition feed. The HD feed was added to Telus Optik TV the same day.[3]

International distribution[edit]

  • Jamaica - distributed on Flow Cable systems.
  • The Bahamas - distributed on Cable Bahamas systems.

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