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Treehouse TV

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Treehouse TV
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LaunchedNovember 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
Owned byCorus Entertainment
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterbox 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganYou're watching Treehouse!
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaCanada
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Formerly calledThe Treehouse
Sister channel(s)YTV
Nickelodeon
Teletoon
Télétoon
Cartoon Network
Disney Channel
Disney La Chaîne
Disney Junior
Disney XD
ABC Spark
Websitewww.treehousetv.com
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 553 (SD)
Channel 1640 (HD)
Shaw DirectChannel 174/546 (SD)
Cable
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 253 (SD)
Channel 500 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 560 (SD)
Channel 1560 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 155 (SD)
Channel 1155 (HD)
Optik TVChannel 9601 (SD)
Channel 601(HD)
SaskTelChannel 91 (SD)
Channel 391 (HD)
VMediaChannel 65 (HD)

Treehouse TV (or Treehouse) is a Canadian English-language discretionary service 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]

History

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 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.

Video on demand service

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 Direct

Treehouse Direct is a multilingual YouTube service that specializes in various animated and live-action series, including those from Nelvana, another division of Corus Entertainment, along with select Nickelodeon series.

International distribution

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

See also

References

  1. ^ Canadian ‘prodcos’ tot TV talent perks up preschool market Retrieved on March 29, 2018
  2. ^ "Ownership Chart 32b" (PDF). Retrieved March 28, 2014.

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