White Ark Channel is a television network owned and operated by PCast Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Pyro Enterprises. Inspired by the likes of Cartoon Network and Disney XD, White Ark is designed primarily as an entertainment channel, specializing in cartoons developed by various writers.
White Ark was first conceived by Pyrostar (t∣b∣c) during a discussion about the current state of the cartoon industry, and its reliance on reboots of older shows as well as low quality original ones (most notably live-action shows for the latter). This lead to the idea of creating an original TV network, built around avoiding those disliked concepts in modern cartoons and allowing writers to broadcast shows of their own.
The channel first went on the air on September 12th, 2016, announcing its first show, Obscura. On the same day, Lone Planet Productions announced that they would be making shows for the channel to tie into their various projects.
|Obscura||Olivia is an 20-year-old girl who's just trying to make it through college. She's an introvert who puts her effort into her studies and her artistic talents... As well as her minor obsession with studying witchcraft. Her entire world is rocked when the spirit of a long-dead Victorian witch, hiding in the guise of a student named Stella, confronts her, proclaiming her to be the successor of the legendary witch Obscura. Cleo reveals that witches across the world, including Olivia, have been accidentally been meddling with the veil that keeps supernatural entities apart from the physical world, and the demon king Baalthazarr plans on invading the human world; it's now up to Olivia, supposedly the new Obscura, to defeat him... Even though she has no experience with actual magic.||Pyrostar (t∣b∣c)||9/16/16 ~ Unknown|
- The name White Ark comes from Japanese mythology, where it is said that a white ship will come to save certain members of the human race from the apocalypse.
- This is likely a jab at the cartoon industry and promotes the message that it is trying to "save" it.