(Toronto, Canada) Attention all Avatar fans: season three of the popular Nickelodeon series will premiere this fall as part of Hyper Action Fridays, beginning Friday, September 21 at 5 p.m. in YTV’s fresh, new after-school block The Zone. Avatar is an anime-inspired epic set in a fantastical Asian land and follows the journey of Aang, a reluctant young hero who must lead the fight against the evil Fire Nation to restore balance in his war-torn world. With 13 episodes rolling out this September and another 13 scheduled to debut spring 2008, fans will have lots of Avatar in the months to come. Viewers can check out other favourites such as Naruto, Inuyasha and new episodes of Bleach – just to name a few – in YTV’s programming block Bionixevery Friday evening from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday evenings from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Programming update: Death Note is not currently confirmed for broadcast on YTV. Visit YTV.com for the most current news on all upcoming properties.
YTV, now in its 20th year, is a leading entertainment brand for kids in Canada. The network is seen in over eight million homes. As a major force in kids’ entertainment, YTV has triggered over $1 billion in Canadian independent production; has a highly interactive website that averages over 90 million monthly page views; publishes a successful kids’ magazine, Whoa!; and conducts a highly respected annual survey, The YTV Tween Report.
YTV, is owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For more information, please contact: Molly Merrick Publicist Corus Entertainment (416) 530-2247