Disney Channel (Southern Africa)

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Disney Channel
Launched September 25, 2006
Owned by The Walt Disney Company
Picture format 4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
Country Sub-Saharan Africa
Broadcast area Sub-Saharan Africa
Sister channel(s) Disney Junior
Disney XD
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
DStv Channel 303

Disney Channel is a 24-hour family entertainment channel available in Sub-Saharan Africa since September 25, 2006. It currently has two sister channels; Disney XD (channel 304) and Disney Junior (channel 309), though a Disney Junior block runs from 06:45 GMT/08:45 CAT,every weekday morning. It adapted the logos used by Disney Channel UK since it launched until late 2010 when it adapted the current 'smartphone logo' used by Disney Channel USA.

History[edit]

The broadcast of Playhouse Disney ceased on 1 June 2011 with the launch of Disney Junior as a separate channel.[1] Disney XD was also launched in 2011. The station adopted a new logo from Disney Channel US, accompanied by the introduction of the current logo in 2011. In June 2014, Multichoice was fined R5000 for failing to provide a warning before airing an advertisement for the fantasy drama Wolfblood, which contained scenes of horror, on Disney XD on the morning of 31 December 2013.[2]

The channel adopted a new logo and underwent a brand design on 21 July 2014. [3]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Title Premiere date
Jessie April 1, 2012
Austin & Ally May 11, 2012
Gravity Falls October 19, 2012
Dog with a Blog July 13, 2013
Violetta August 26, 2013
Wolfblood October 13, 2013
Mako Mermaids February 15, 2014
Liv and Maddie March 8, 2014
I Didn't Do It June 14, 2014
Win, Lose or Draw June 30, 2014
African Cats July 1, 2014
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch July 5, 2014
Phineas and Ferb July 7, 2014

Former programming[edit]

Title Premiere date Finale date
Good Luck Charlie 2011 August 2014
Wizards of Waverly Place June 22, 2008 June 6, 2012
Wolfblood October 13, 2013 January 5, 2014
Shake It Up January 29, 2011 February 2, 2014
PrankStars October 26, 2011 December 16, 2011
A.N.T. Farm December 10, 2011 June 15, 2014

Future programming[edit]

Title Premiere date
Girl Meets World November 15, 2014

Films[edit]

Title Premiere date
High School Musical December 26, 2006
High School Musical 2 August 17, 2007
Princess Protection Program July 30, 2009
High School Musical 3 December 5, 2009
Avalon High February 19, 2011
Lemonade Mouth June 12, 2011
The Suite Life Movie June 25, 2011
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure September 10, 2011
My Babysitter's a Vampire October 8, 2011
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension November 5, 2011
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! December 17, 2011
Geek Charming January 28, 2012
Frenemies April 28, 2012
Girl vs. Monster August 17, 2012
Let It Shine November 10, 2012
Radio Rebel June 16, 2013
Teen Beach Movie August 4, 2013
Cloud 9 June 27, 2014
Zapped September 19, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Junior launches in Africa on DStv". multichoice.co.za. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Multichoice fined for Disney 'horror'". iol.co.za. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Disney Channel unveils its new logo and on-air branding across Africa". mediaupdate.co.za. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official Disney Website

Official Disney Mobile Website