|Télétoon Rétro logo|
|Launched||September 4, 2008|
|Owned by||Teletoon Canada Inc.
(Astral Media - 50%
Corus Entertainment - 50%)
(purchase of Astral Media's 50% ownership stake by Corus pending)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||Teletoon (English)
Teletoon Retro (English)
|Website||Télétoon Rétro (French)|
|Bell TV||Channel 186|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 769|
|Cable Axion||Channel 246|
|Cablevision du Nord||Channel 371|
|Shaw Cable||Channel 909|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 186|
|Telus TV||Channel 27|
Télétoon Rétro (stylized as TÉLÉTOON Rétro) is a Canadian French language Category B specialty channel. The channel is based on the Télétoon programming block, Télétoon Rétro, and broadcasts animated television series from Canada and around the world, all of which commenced production at least 10 years prior to their exhibition. Télétoon Rétro is owned by Teletoon Canada Inc.; a 50/50 partnership between Astral Media and Corus Entertainment.
In October 2005, Teletoon Canada Inc. was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch TELETOON Rétro, described at the time as "a national, French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking devoted to classic animation and classic animation-related programs from Canada and around the world, including animated movies, specials, series and shorts, all of which commenced production at least ten years prior to their exhibition."
On March 4, 2013, Corus Entertainment announced that it would acquire Astral Media's 50% ownership interest in Teletoon, Télétoon, Teletoon Retro (English and French) and Cartoon Network, the purchase is in relation to Bell Media's pending takeover of Astral (which had earlier been rejected by the CRTC in October 2012, but was restructured to allow the sale of certain Astral Media properties in order to allow the purchase to clear regulatory hurdles).
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