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Treehouse TV (or simply "Treehouse") is a Canadian network targeted at preschool-age audiences and named after a former YTV program block. If YTV is the Canadian counterpart to Nickelodeon, then Treehouse is one for Nick Jr. and has naturally also aired shows from Playhouse Disney and PBS Kids on top of original programming produced for the network. Since Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment, and Corus also owns Nelvana, most of the network's original programming is usually produced by the studio.

If you live in the United States, you may recognize Treehouse from their labeled DVD releases of certain programs, their Vanity Plate at the end of one of their shows, or from watching Qubo (which airs vault programming from Corus among other companies). In addition to television, Treehouse has also released branded personal care products (shampoo, lotion, etc.), usually featuring Nelvana characters. Naturally, there are no exports for those in the U.S, unless you choose to do it yourself. There are online Canadian stores that will sell them to you, though don't expect to get off cheaply. According to The Other Wiki, they've recently branched into Jamaica and the Bahamas, but so far have not indicated any interests in branching out further.


The international equivalent of the channel was KidsCo, which covers Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and New Zealand, and carried a mixture of Nelvana and DiC Entertainment programming, albeit with a bias towards the latter's programs. The channel was owned as joint venture with Corus, but was ultimately screwed over by NBCUniversal and DHX Media note  when both companies backed out of the partnership in 2012.


Notable shows that have aired on or were produced for the network include:

Treehouse provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Network Decay: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has seemingly opened the door to an influx of non-educational, general audience shows to invade Treehouse. The censorship of FiM aside, it's still not as bad as what happened to Nick Jr. and Sprout, both of which went as far as to introduce teenage and adult-targeting programs for the sake of ratings.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: The bleeping every instance of "loser" in FiM; the consequence of the show airing on a network targeting preschoolers.
  • Screwed by the Network: Owing to Corus deciding to air My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on a network that airs preschool programming, reruns have been shown at times inconvenient for some of the show's older fanbase. Premieres of new episodes have been treated fairly, but thanks to the censorship, Treehouse's screwing of the show extended to several episodes throughout its run. Thankfully, past seasons of the show are also available for streaming on Netflix in Canada.


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