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Odds & Ends: Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia features in theatres, Mega Man footage, Arc-V reruns remain

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Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia films confirmed for Canadian theatrical release
Mega Man: Fully Charged details, footage debuts
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V reruns continue

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Mega Man: Fully Charged gets launch details, Buddyfight Ace dub debuts

Dentsu Entertainment and DHX Media have announced that Mega Man: Fully Charged will launch in the United States next month. The series is set to begin airing on Cartoon Network starting Sunday, August 5th. Ten episodes will also be available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms in the US commencing Friday, August 3rd. As for us Canadians? DHX says it’ll air on Family Channel (no longer first on CHRGD?) in the fall.

Here’s the show’s description: Continue reading

Voltron: Legendary Defender to air on Family CHRGD

DHX Media’s Family CHRGD channel will air Voltron: Legendary Defender. A special presentation of the series is set for Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM, with the series officially running every weekday at 9:20 AM/1:30 PM/6:30 PM (all times eastern).

A re-imagining of World Event Production’s 1984-1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe series, itself a loose adaptation/combination of Toei Animation’s Beast King GoLion and later Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Legendary Defender debuted on Netflix in June 2016. The series, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and WEP (with animation by Avatar/Legend of Korra’s Studio Mir in South Korea) has been greenlit for at least 78 episodes, of which 52 have been released to date. Its broadcast on Family CHRGD comes as a result of a production and distribution agreement between DHX Media and DreamWorks. Continue reading

CRTC reveals 2017 TV channel financial data

The CRTC released their financial report for Canadian broadcasting in 2017. Tracked between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, total broadcasting revenue dropped 3.3% year-over-year. The total number of TV (cable/IPTV/satelite) subscribers in the country declined 1.9% from the year before.

Do note that the CRTC has changed the way they’ve distributed information on individual channels. Rather than separate pages for each service hosted on their website, they’ve instead dumped all of it in a large PDF file on Open Canada. View the blog’s coverage on last year’s results here. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Teletoon runs new Beyblade, Pokémon, Power Rangers; Mind Game in Alberta

Teletoon is premiering new episodes and seasons of some blog relevant shows over the next few weeks: Continue reading

Nelvana partners with Sumitomo Corporation to create new anime; Miraculous Season 2 on Family; Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V correction

Majin Bone, Bomberman Jetters and Aikatsu! are some of the anime Zeroichi’s president has helped launch.

Corus Entertainment’s Toronto-based Nelvana has announced a partnership with Japanese trading and business investment firm Sumitomo Corporation to “develop and co-produce innovative anime properties with international appeal.” The name likely won’t be familiar to most anime fans, but Sumitomo has invested heavily in animation, including multiple partnerships with Crunchyroll and its parent company. Continue reading

CRTC reveals 2016 TV channel financial data

Warning: This is a long one.

It took a little longer than usual, but the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has revealed the individual TV channel financial data for the broadcast year starting September 1, 2015, and ending August 31, 2016. I’ll be highlighting figures from channels that are somewhat relevant to this blog, so feel free to dig through your favourite (or least favourite) TV channel’s data. How many of them operate with 0 full-time staff? The answer is too many. Continue reading

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