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 (SDTV)
Audience share 0.6% (2012, [1])
Slogan

Dat moet je meemaken!
(You have got to experience that!)

(currently there is no slagan anymore!)
Country Benelux
Language Dutch and English (Dual audio)
Broadcast area Netherlands
Flanders
Headquarters Bergweg 50
Hilversum
Sister channel(s) Disney XD
Disney Junior
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
CanalDigitaal (dual audio) Channel 38 or 66
Cable
UPC Netherlands (dual audio) Channel 20 and analogue
Ziggo (dual audio) Channel 16
Telenet (dual audio) (Flanders) Channel 29 and analogue
Telenet (dual audio) (Brussels) Channel 119
IPTV
KPN Interactive TV (Netherlands) Channel 19
Telfort Interactive TV (Netherlands) Channel 19
XS4All Interactive TV (Netherlands) Channel 19
Belgacom TV (dual audio) (Belgium) Channel 133
Streaming media
UPC Horizon Watch live (Netherlands only)

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.

History[edit]

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 English). 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 Apil 2014. However the Disney channels are solely in Dutch dub on these two operators. It is currently unknown when the English audio channel becomes available on KPN.

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaarrapport 2012". 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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