September 28, 2009
Nickelodeon comes to Canada
By CBC Arts
Nickelodeon in Canada will be bringing shows such as Fanboy and Chum Chum and The Troop to Canada for the first time, beginning Nov. 2. Nickelodeon in Canada will be bringing shows such as Fanboy and Chum Chum and The Troop to Canada for the first time, beginning Nov. 2. Corus Entertainment, which already owns YTV and Treehouse in Canada, plans to launch the new children's channel with a series of crossover shows shared with its other specialty channels.
Corus has struck a deal with MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, for exclusive access to animated and live action Nickelodeon programs, which are aired in more than 300 million homes across Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. MTV Networks has a significant stake in Corus. Fanboy and Chum Chum, an animated series about two boys who combine their love for comic books and their imaginations to get into bizarre adventures and The Troop, a live action series about kids who protect the world from supernatural villains, are among the shows that will air here for the first time.
The Kids' Choice Awards will also broadcast in Canada via Nickelodeon. The Canadian programs on the station include several that run on other Corus properties including:Grossology: an animated series about a brother-sister crime fighting team created for YTV. Max & Ruby: a pre-school series about a rabbit brother and sister that airs on Treehouse. My Friend Rabbit: an animated series about a mouse and a rabbit who are friends from Treehouse. Storm Hawks: an animated series that airs on Cartoon Network and YTV.
The schedule will give viewers more access to SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, Dora The Explorer and The Backyardigans and bring back series such as The Mighty B!, Danny Phantom and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Corus announced Monday.