Bionix was a late night action program block that was broadcast on Friday nights on the Canadian television channel YTV. It was launched in September 2004 and was removed from the channel in February 2010.

Bionix
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NetworkYTV
LaunchedSeptember 10, 2004 (2004-09-10)
ClosedFebruary 7, 2010 (2010-02-07)
Country of originCanada
OwnerCorus Entertainment
HeadquartersCorus Quay
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
FormatAnime and action
Original language(s)English
Voices ofPhil McCordic

HistoryEdit

Bionix broke away from YTV's "Keep It Weird" style and had a more technological feel to it in an effort to appeal to a teenage audience.

Most of the programming consisted of anime. However, other programs were often included in order to ensure the Canadian content regulations were met. These programs include reruns of both older Mainframe Entertainment TV series (such as Dark Oracle) and live action YTV productions.

On July 19, 2008, Bionix was moved from Fridays to its new timeslot on Saturdays, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.[citation needed] On May 16, 2009, the block was pushed further back to midnight, and the viewer advisory bumps were switched from the Bionix-themed bumps to YTV's version.[citation needed]

In September 2009, Bionix once again became a two-hour block, now airing at midnight and featuring two episodes of both Naruto and Bleach. The block's promos and bumps were removed for its final months of broadcast. In February 2010, YTV's website removed both the Bionix page and the Bionix on Demand page, leading to speculation that the block would soon be canceled.[citation needed] YTV removed the Bionix block that same month without public notice, with the final episodes being the back-to-back reruns of Bleach at 1:00 a.m. EST on February 7, 2010.

The Bionix forums remained as part of YTV's website, until the boards were completely dismantled and removed in March 2014.[citation needed]

ProgrammingEdit

This is a list of series and movies that have aired on Bionix, with their Canadian TV ratings.

Animated seriesEdit

AnimeEdit

Live action seriesEdit

MoviesEdit

2005Edit

2006Edit

2007Edit

2008Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corus Entertainment - Press_Corporate
  2. ^ a b c "YTV PROGRAMMING UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2004". Corus Entertainment. 2004-09-01. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  3. ^ "Bandai And YTV Bring Anime Programming to Canada" (Press release). Bandai Entertainment, YTV. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2008-07-20.

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