|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Parent||YTV Canada, Inc.|
|Launched||November 1, 1997|
|Former names||The Treehouse|
Treehouse TV is a Canadian English-language specialty channel for preschoolers that was launched in 1997. Its name comes from YTV's former children's programming block, "The Treehouse". The channel is owned by YTV Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment.
The channel launched on November 1, 1997, at 8:00 a.m. EST, with its first program being Today's Special.
On July 19, 2019, Corus Entertainment filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a medical marijuana dispensary chain, known as "Treehouse Dispensary", alleging the chain "wilfully copied and is using a confusing similar imitation" of the Treehouse TV logo. An attorney for the dispensary contested the claims and said that the business "categorically denies that its logo infringes on any existing trademarks in the United States." Corus won the lawsuit through a default judgment the following December.
Main article: List of programs broadcast by Treehouse TV
In March 2005, Corus Entertainment began offering a video on demand service called Treehouse On Demand to cable providers such as Rogers Cable and Cogeco, delivering content from Treehouse TV. It is offered as a free service to customers who subscribe to each providers digital cable service. Some providers such as SaskTel offer it as a standalone premium subscription service. Between June 2015 and May 2019, Corus operated TreehouseGO, a TV Everywhere service available on iOS and Android devices.
In 2011, Corus launched a standalone subscription video on demand service for iOS. It was later rebranded to Treehouse Classic before a 2016 revamp dropped the "Classic" branding.
On February 5, 2013, Nelvana, Corus Entertainment's animation division, launched the Treehouse Direct channel on YouTube. On March 2, 2015, Treehouse TV would launched its own YouTube channel.