Disney Channel (Netherlands & Flanders)

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Disney Channel
Netherlands & Flanders
Launched 3 October 2009
Network Disney-ABC Television Group
Owned by The Walt Disney Company
Picture format

16:9 576i(p) (SDTV) and

16:9 1080p (HDTV)
Audience share 0.6% (2012, [1])

currently there is no slogan, formerly slogan was:

Dat moet je meemaken!
(You have got to experience that!)
Country Benelux
Language Dutch dubbed and Original language (Dual audio)
Broadcast area Netherlands
Headquarters Bergweg 50
Sister channel(s) Disney XD
Disney Junior
Website Official website
CanalDigitaal (dual audio) Channel 38 MPEG2 SD and Channel 66 MPEG4 SD.
TV Vlaanderen (dual audio) Channel 42
Ziggo (dual audio) Channel 16 and analogue in formerly UPC area.
Telenet (dual audio) (Flanders) Channel 29 and analogue
Telenet (dual audio) (Brussels) Channel 119
Caiway only on Cogas network (single audio) Channel 16
KPN Interactive TV (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and Channel 727 HD.
Telfort Interactive TV (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and Channel 727 HD.
XS4All Interactive TV (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and Channel 727 HD.
Belgacom TV (dual audio) (Belgium) Channel 133
Streaming media
Ziggo Horizon Horizon.tv (Netherlands only) & Horizon TV App
KPN iTV Online (Netherlands only) & KPN iTV Online App
Telfort iTV Online (Netherlands only) & Telfort Online TV App
XS4All WebTV (Netherlands only) & XS4All WebTV App

Disney Channel Netherlands & Flanders (or sometimes Disney Channel Benelux, however this version is not broadcast in Wallonia and Luxembourg) is the Dutch edition of the Disney Channel, owned by the Walt Disney Company. All content is dubbed in Dutch except for the programs that are produced in the Netherlands or Flanders. English audio is also available on most platforms. There are two different versions with local advertisements. It features a mix of original sitcoms, animation series and original movies (presented as DCOMs) It offers a more softing programming as Disney XD make it more suitable for girls, but same as Disney XD it is replaceable between eatch other. Most Sitcoms used canned laughter, only at certain "faster speed" sitcoms it replaced with music.


The channel first launched on 3 October 2009 on UPC Netherlands.[2] On 30 October 2009 it launched in Belgium on Telenet and Belgacom.[3] On 22 June 2010 it was added to analogue. In September 2011 the Playhouse Disney block became Disney Junior. On 1 September 2011 it launched on Ziggo.[4] The channel was scheduled for a release on Caiway in October 2011, but that has been cancelled.[5] In early 2012 hours were expanded and a new logo was adopted. On 16 August 2012 it launched on CanalDigitaal and TV Vlaanderen at Astra 23.5 East.[6] In July 2013 subtitled programs were moved to late night.[7] In October 2013 subtitled programs were moved to the weekend nights.[8] On 1 April 2014, Disney Channel started transmitting with dual audio channels (Dutch and Original). There are standard no Dutch subtitles, however in most cases subtitles can be activated with text page 888.[9]

Disney Channel, Disney XD 24 hours and Disney Junior became available on KPN Interactieve TV and on KPN's subsidiary Telfort on 2 April 2014. However, the Disney channels are solely in Dutch dub on these two operators. It is currently unknown when the original English audio channel will become available on KPN.

From 25 March 2015 Disney Channel HD and Disney XD HD is available at KPN, XS4All and Telfort.



  1. ^ "Jaarrapport 2012" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek. 
  2. ^ Robert Briel (15 September 2009). "Disney Channel exclusive on UPC". Broadband TV News. 
  3. ^ Robert Briel (14 October 2009). "Disney Channel lands in Flanders". Broadband TV News. 
  4. ^ Jarco Kriek (22 August 2011). "Compleet aanbod Disney Channel vanaf 1 september bij Ziggo". Totaal TV. 
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (29 April 2011). "Disney Channel voorlopig niet bij Caiway". Totaal TV. 
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (16 August 2012). "Disney Channel start bij CanalDigitaal". Totaal TV. 
  7. ^ Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney. 
  8. ^ Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney. 
  9. ^ Jan-Hein Visser (2 May 2014). "Disney Channel ook met Engels audiospoor". Totaal TV. 

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