Le blogue IMissBionix a posté un billet sur le lancement de Télétoon+
Corus Entertainment has announced plans to launch Teletoon+ in Canada on September 1, 2022. The streaming service will contain “thousands of hours of super awesomely hilarious kids shows,” coming at $5.99 per month. It’ll be available through Amazon Prime Video Channels, the Bell Fibe TV App and set-top-box, Virgin Plus, and RiverTV. Content is available commercial-free, with fully downloadable episodes.
The announcement puts a heavy focus on titles from the Warner Bros. Discovery library, with Teen Titans Go, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Scooby Doo and Guess Who?, Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Powerpuff Girls, Craig of the Creek, DC Super Hero Girls, We Baby Bears, Tom & Jerry In New York, Adventure Time, and Jellystone! highlighted. Pledging daily updates, Corus states new episodes will be added after their Canadian broadcast premiere. The company also states that the upcoming Bugs Bunny Builders and Batwheels will stream exclusively on the service in Canada.
The move might seem confusing as Teletoon hasn’t been a brand of focus for Corus in recent years. Original content on the English-language channel has ceased beyond the internationally financed Bakugan and Total Dramarama – with most first-run content on Teletoon now being the aforementioned Warner material. The new streaming service is likely the result of forces beyond their control. Teletoon+ will actually be a rebranded version of the company’s current Nick+ streaming service. Launched in 2019 by Corus, it offers a large amount of Nickelodeon’s catalogue, with its last day scheduled for August 31st. Not coincidentally, this is the last day Netflix Canada will have its library of Nickelodeon content.
The implication here is that Paramount has reclaimed the streaming rights to this material and plans to make it available through their own service. The two companies continue to work together, as this does not appear to have impacted any of Corus’ linear channels (beyond a potential purging of older Nick material on the Nickelodeon Canada channel and YTV, leaving the former looking even less like a Nickelodeon channel). In June, Corus and Paramount announced a partnership to launch the ad-supported video-on-demand service Pluto TV in Canada. It does, however, make it tough for Corus to operate a standalone children’s SVOD service in this country. The YTV brand is perhaps too heavily tied to that Nickelodeon programming to simply name it YTV+. They better hope the service currently known as HBO Max never launches in Canada …
The new service’s name is identical to the entirely unrelated European Teletoon+ channels, which is where TeletoonPlus.com leads to (Corus has purchased TeletoonPlus.ca). The Canadian Teletoon turns 25 on October 17th.