Treehouse TV is a Canadian English language specialty channel for preschoolers that was launched in 1997. Its name comes from YTV's former children's programming block, "The Treehouse". The channel is owned by YTV Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment.
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Parent||YTV Canada, Inc.|
|Launched||November 1, 1997|
|Former names||The Treehouse|
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each operator|
|Bell Satellite TV||Channel 553 (SD)|
Channel 1640 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 206 (HD)|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 253 (SD)|
Channel 500 (HD)
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 560 (SD)|
Channel 1560 (HD)
|Bell MTS||Channel 155 (SD)|
Channel 1155 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 9601 (SD)|
|SaskTel||Channel 91 (SD)|
Channel 391 (HD)
|VMedia||Channel 65 (HD)|
|RiverTV||Channel 23 (HD)|
|StackTV||Internet Protocol television|
On July 19, 2019, Corus Entertainment filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a medical marijuana dispensary chain, known as "Treehouse Dispensary", alleging the chain "wilfully copied and is using a confusing similar imitation" of the Treehouse TV logo. An attorney for the dispensary contested the claims and said that the business "categorically denies that its logo infringes on any existing trademarks in the United States." Corus won the lawsuit through a default judgment the following December.
Video on demand servicesEdit
In March 2005, Corus Entertainment began offering a video on demand service called Treehouse On Demand to cable providers such as Rogers Cable and Cogeco, delivering content from Treehouse TV. It is offered as a free service to customers who subscribe to each providers digital cable service. Some providers such as SaskTel offer it as a standalone premium subscription service. Between June 2015 and May 2019, Corus operated TreehouseGO, a TV Everywhere service available on iOS and Android devices.
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