Corus readies Teletoon+ streaming service
Corus Entertainment of Toronto is preparing to debut a new streaming video service aimed at children called Teletoon+. The subscription-based service will launch on Sept. 1 and will be available via Amazon Prime Video, Bell Fibe TV, Virgin Plus and RiverTV on devices including Internet-connected television sets, smartphones, tablets and computers. According to the company, it will offer “thousands of hours” of commercial-free children’s programming. Teletoon+ will replace Corus’s existing streaming service for children, Nick+.
“Corus is expanding our streaming strategy to reach and engage audiences, and the new Teletoon+ leverages our deep relationships with studio partners to bring the world's best kids' content to Canadian families,” said Troy Reeb, executive vice-president of broadcast networks at Corus Entertainment. "Teletoon is a Corus-owned, Canadian brand that already resonates with families as a beloved place to find their favourite cartoons. This exciting extension of Teletoon+ will provide a much larger and differentiated offering of premium kids' content, all on-demand and all on one platform.”