Treehouse TV, more commonly known as simply Treehouse, is a Canadian network targeted at preschool-age audiences and named after a YTV program block. If YTV is the Canadian Nickelodeon, then Treehouse is the Canadian Nick Jr., but with rather more variety. Aside from Nick programming, Treehouse has also aired shows from Playhouse Disney and PBS Kids, as well as some original programming of its own. Since Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment, and Corus also owns Nelvana, most of the network's original programming is 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 (who inherited the partnership from Cookie Jar Entertainment, who inherited the partnership when they bought up DiC Entertainment) when both companies backed out of the partnership in 2012.
Shows on Treehouse TV With Pages on TV Tropes Include:
- The Backyardigans
- Barney & Friends
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
- Deko Boko Friends
- Dora the Explorer
- Max and Ruby
- Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Yes. Really.)
- Ni Hao, Kai-Lan
- Noddy in Toyland
- Roary The Racing Car
- Rolie Polie Olie
- Sesame Street
- Timmy Time
- Toot & Puddle
- Wonder Pets
- Yo Gabba Gabba!