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    Death Note and Futurama coming to YTV

    While not children's programming, they are airing in timeslots geared toward older teen audiences on a youth network, so I'll assume this is the right forum.

    While neither show was mentioned in their programming highlights from two weeks ago, it was confirmed in YTV's 2007 Sales Reel that YTV will be airing Futurama. Guess this means Teletoon lost that one!

    Also, a Corus rep verified through e-mail that they'll be airing the anime series Death Note on Fridays at 10pm starting in September. That's great news, not only because it's an amazing series, but because it's not even set to air in the US in the fall. It's rare that I'd openly advocate everyone to check out an anime series. If you're not already interested in anime to at least some capacity, then nothing in YTV's current line up is likely going to win you over. This show may be an exception though. I hope that the series can live up to even half its potential with mainstream viewers. Spread the word if you can!
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    Oh also new episodes of Futurama will be airing in 2008 on Comedy Central & The Comedy Network.

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    Airing on the Comedy Network? Source on that please?
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    I wouldn't say Teletoon has lost the rights to Futurama since Corus does own half of Teletoon.

    And CTV/Comedy Network has exclusive rights to the Comedy Central library, thus Futurama would air on The Comedy Network next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    Oh also new episodes of Futurama will be airing in 2008 on Comedy Central & The Comedy Network.
    You sure on Comedy Central? Futurama airs on Cartoon Network in the US and has been a success, so much like Family Guy I would imagine they'd be interested in new episodes before Comedy Central :)

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    Comedy Central will be acquiring Futurama from Cartoon Network next year, and airing the new episodes.

    However, there has been no direct confirmation of any Futurama episodes, old or otherwise, airing on Comedy Network in Canada. I'm not sure if CTV's ownership of Comedy Central properties would include Futurama, which I'm sure YTV forked over a lot of dough for.
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    Well, according to this part of the release, they should have the priority if they want to get it:

    Exclusive access to all Comedy Central programming, including more than 200 hours of current Comedy Central branded original programs, such as the full roster of episodes from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and South Park. In addition, CTV secures the rights for the complete Comedy Central back catalogue of programs.
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    Note the wording .. Comedy Central "branded" programming, that is what they gain the rights to. So, unless new Futurama eps are produced by Comedy Central themselves and they have full ownership/distribution rights then it likely won't apply to programming coming from outside studios. Really, Comedy Central cannot sell the rights to stuff they don't outright own or have full control over.

    Stuff like Reno 911, South Park, Drawn Together, etc. has the Comedy Central brand attached. That is what CTVgm has exclusive rights to in Canada. What they don't get is access to say the movies that air on Comedy Central (unless produced specifically for the channel), those have to be purchased from the studios directly.

 

 

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