"We are honored that Cartoon Network has entrusted TELETOON to manage these two great brands in Canada," Len Cochrane, President, TELETOON Canada, Inc., commented on the agreement. "This marriage between TELETOON and Cartoon Network will grant us the opportunity to offer more cartoons, more stories and more excitement to everyone, everywhere."
Attentive readers may recall that Nickelodeon Canada is about two years old [related A.I. news: "Nick Canada Ready for Launch" (09/2009), and is now actively buttressed by a fully localized consumer products division [recent A.I. news: "NCP Canada on the Move" (08/2011)]. Cartoon Network, approaching its twentieth anniversary, plans to not only bring fully-branded programming of its newer titles to Canadian viewers (such as Adventure Time with Finn & Jake and The Amazing World of Gumball), the children's media group is also working to make the most of several first-run content decisions that will further expose animation fans to Turner's immense, if rarely explored, library.
Adult Swim content of all varieties will accompany the migration north as well. Furthermore, according to press notes, the agreement will give TELETOON the rights to manage both standard and hi-def, linear television, Video on Demand, broadband, and mobile networks/platforms. The launch of Cartoon Network in Canada is scheduled for sometime 2012.