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YTV. Beginning. YTV was launched on September 1, 1988 with a preview special hosted by John Candy It was one of the major cable networks on Canadian TV. Programming Back Then.

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  • YTV was launched on September 1, 1988 with a preview special hosted by John Candy

  • It was one of the major cable networks on Canadian TV

Programming back then
Programming Back Then

  • YTV was known for showing cartoons such as ReBoot, Rugrats, Teen Titans, Beast Wars, Hey Arnold, Spider-Man and Batman

  • It was also known for it’s exposure of anime to a new generation such as Pokémon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z

  • They were also known for showing British programming such as Classic Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Are You Being Served?


  • YTV was the main source of anime in basic cable, starting off with Sailor Moon, then with Pokémon and Digimon

  • In 2003, Inuyasha premiered, which gained popularity with it’s teen viewers and thus, Bionix was born.


  • Bionix was a block that was aired on Friday Nights at 9:00 pm-12:00 pm. Although it was switched to Saturday Nights on Late 2008

  • It showed anime such as .Hack/Sign, Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, One Piece, Zatch Bell, Ghost in the Shell, Full Metal Alchemist.

  • Bionix also showed action cartoons such as Justice League Unlimited, Spider-Man, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Programming now
Programming Now

  • YTV now airs Nickelodeon cartoons/sitcoms and live-Action sitcoms/Reality Shows now.

  • YTV removed all of their anime, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade to TELETOON thanks to Corus Entertainment buying TELETOON

The zone
The Zone

  • The Zone was a block that was hosted by Carlos which was previously hosted by Sugar as well.

  • It was one of the most well known and ongoing blocks on the Channel

  • The Zone aired on weekdays, 4:00-6:00 pm after kids went home from school.

Source websites
Source Websites

  • 25 Reasons Why Growing up with YTV Was Awesome." Canadacom. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2014.

  • YTV (TV Channel)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Oct. 2014. Web. 24 Oct. 2014