Sunday, September 06, 2015
Byebye Retro, Hello CN Canada.
I've never watched Teletoon Retro, their channel for old cartoons, much. So I was surprised to see it listed as "Off Air" on my Shaw cable box this morning. But programming was running when I turned to the channel. It turns out that Corus, the owner of Teletoon Retro, has folded the channel in favour of Cartoon Network Canada. CN Canada hadn't been previously available from some major Canadian providers, such as Shaw and Rogers, for reasons known only to them. Teletoon Retro had wider carriage, so replacing it with CN Canada instantly increased the latter's coverage. So if you've been waiting for CN Canada to appear on your cable package check out your local listings. It should be noted that some systems have had Teletoon Retro replaced with Corus's new Disney Channel Canada.