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Playhouse Disney Canada is now available to subscribers of Cogeco Cable, Mountain Cablevision and Access Communications throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan. SaskTel is launching the service in February 21, and the four providers join Bell ExpressVu in carrying the multiplex Disney channel.

Toys 'R' Us along with Toys 'R' Us Children's Fund raised more than US$3 million and collected more than 600,000 toys this holiday season during the Ultimate Toy Drive to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Nickelodeon's The Backyardigans Tale of the Mighty Knights primetime special that aired on January 14 averaged a 7.2 ratings share with kids two to five, scoring a whopping 91% gain over the same period last year.
January 17, 2008

Playhouse Disney Canada is now available to subscribers of Cogeco Cable, Mountain Cablevision and Access Communications throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan. SaskTel is launching the service in February 21, and the four providers join Bell ExpressVu in carrying the multiplex Disney channel.

Toys ‘R’ Us along with Toys ‘R’ Us Children’s Fund raised more than US$3 million and collected more than 600,000 toys this holiday season during the Ultimate Toy Drive to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Nickelodeon‘s The Backyardigans Tale of the Mighty Knights primetime special that aired on January 14 averaged a 7.2 ratings share with kids two to five, scoring a whopping 91% gain over the same period last year.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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