YTV ('''Y'''outh '''T'''ele'''v'''ision) is a Canadian programming network targeted at children. If it had to be compared to an American equivalent, it would be {{Nickelodeon}}, from which YTV takes a large amount of programming (and indeed, YTV has aired at least one episode of every Nicktoon there is). Incidentally, a Nickelodeon Canada channel, owned by YTV's parent company Corus, now exists alongside YTV. YTV has had several programming blocks hosted by [=PJs=], or '''P'''rogram '''J'''ockeys, who would come in [[CreditsPushback during the credits]] and do various things such as answering e-mails while introducing the next show.

A staple of any TV watching Canadian kid in TheNineties. The mornings featured an array of programming for younger viewers with tons of interaction from the [=PJs=] and many puppet characters who visited or lived in their lavish, treehouse-themed sets. YTV split off another network from its morning-midday programming, TreehouseTV, to cater to toddlers and preschoolers. Come afternoon, YTV was the go-to source for everything from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beasties]]'' to ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' and ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily The New Addams Family]]'', hosted by a duo of wiseass male [=PJs=] and their gum-covered alien television creature Snit, whose screen was a giant mouth. Evenings shifted to a darker note with programming such as ''Series/{{Animorphs}}'', ''CyberSix'', ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', and ''{{Goosebumps}}''. Between shows throughout the day, animated shorts dubbed "Short Circuitz" would air, ranging from funny and lighthearted ones earlier in the day to darker and surprisingly wistful ones at night ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbhGmzvkp70 "Windows"]], for example). It was also responsible for original and often low-budget shows as well, such as ''[[Series/PJKatiesFarm PJ Katie's Farm]]'' and ''Series/RadioActive'', and the long-running game shows ''Series/VideoAndArcadeTop10'' & ''Series/UhOh''. These days, most of this material is famed for its massive nostalgia factor among natives of the 1990s and late 1980s. Late at night during this period, {{BritCom}}s such as ''YesMinister'' and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' were run.

Come the new millennium, YTV gradually shifted its programming. It was once, the primary source of {{anime}} for Canadians, which reached its peak with ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and the ''Bionix'' block, that brought several anime series (mostly dubbed by TheOceanGroup for [=CanCon=], or Canadian content, reasons) to viewers, and threw in Canadian-produced CGI favorites by MainframeEntertainment, such as ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beasties]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' and ''ShadowRaiders''. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork The Bionix block was moved to late Saturday nights]] [[NetworkDecay to make room for reality shows and sitcoms]]. Before, in 2007, YTV acquired approval from the CRTC [[WhatCouldHaveBeen to launch an anime-focused channel to be called]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Anime Channel]]''. [[ShootTheShaggyDog The license expired in January of 2010]] and it wasn't even launched.

Although YTV has had live-action shows before, they seem to be more on the rise as of late, with an emphasis on reality shows like ''The Next Star'', ''Ghost Trackers'' and ''The Adrenaline Project''. Unfortunately, it appears that they have [[NetworkDecay removed most of their anime lineup to make room for it]]; some time ago they shortened their Bionix block to an hour of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and an hour of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', but removed the block altogether during reruns. They still show other anime series, however, but mainly ones aimed more at children (''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''BeybladeMetalFusion''). Hopefully they'll acquire the rights to some new anime series soon.

Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yomiuri_Telecasting_Corporation Yomiuri TV]], a Japanese TV network sharing the same initials (albeit in lowercase). Though considering this site's demographic, it's highly unlikely that you will confound them. Incidentally, the Japanese YTV was the original channel for ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', which was a big hit on the Canadian YTV. Also not to be confused with Yorkshire Television, an {{ITV}} franchise commonly referred to as YTV.
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