Disney Channel India
డిస్నీ ఛానల్/डिजऩी चैनल/ডিজনি চ্যানেল
|Launched||17 December 2004|
|Owned by||Disney-UTV Television Group|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||Disney XD (India)
Disney Junior (India)
|Tata Sky||Channel 609|
|Dish TV||Channel 523|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 603|
|Airtel digital TV||Channel 360|
|Sun Direct||Channel 522|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 505|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|In Digital||Channel 315|
Disney Channel is an Indian television channel, and a division of Disney India, specializing in television programming for children through movies and third party programming. In 2004, Disney Channel India began airing in India. Currently, it is marketed towards children and families. The channel is very popular among children between 5–17 years of age. Disney Channel is available on cable and satellite television. The channel is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Disney Channel India is the first cartoon channel to cross 200+ GRPs in 5 years. Programming is available in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu).
History and Availability
Now, it is also available on Tata Sky (channel 609), Dish TV (channel 523), BigTV (channel 603), and Airtel Digital TV (channel 360). On digital cable services, it is additionally available on DEN Digital (channel 407) and Hathway Cable (channel 410).
Playhouse Disney was launched in 2006 as a block on Disney Channel. On 4 July 2011 it was replaced by Disney Junior. Disney Junior later became a 24-hour channel on 15 October 2012 but it is available very less, it is available on cheap cable providers.
Disney Channel programming became popular in India among teens and preteens before original programming was developed. Popular programmes included Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Hannah Montana, Wizards Of Waverly Place, Sonny with a Chance, The Suite Life on Deck, Jonas LA and Phineas and Ferb and Indian Shows like Vicky Aur Vetaal, Agadam Bagdam Tigdam, Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Break Time Masti Time, Kya Mast Hai Life and Ishaan.
In 2006, Disney Channel launched its first original live-action show Vicky Aur Vetaal, which became a hit. Disney followed with a second live-action programme, Kya Mast Hai Life. In 2007, High School Musical premiered in Hindi and in summer of 2008 High School Musical 2 and 3 premiered in Hindi. In the Summer of 2009, Camp Rock premiered and in September 2010 Camp Rock 2 premiered, among many other shows and movies. At this time Disney was beating other kids channel, Disney was seen by everyone, it was popular. Many enjoyed the channel. Disney was in its most successful path which will be going to end in 2011. After 2011 everything was changed on the channel which was not expected at all. In 2010, Disney Channel India launched Tamil and Telugu feed and made Indian Version of Art Attack, it was a beginning of only and only Indian Versions on Disney Channel.
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On 3 April 2011, Disney Channel launched "the channel's first Indian version of an American Disney Channel Show", Good Luck Charlie. It was considered successful across multiple age brackets.
In 2012, The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir (Indian adaptation of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) was launched. Disney Channel India original movie premiered Luck Luck Ki Baat, the Indian version of The Luck of Irish which was famous, on its premiere.
In 2013, a family vesion of the BBC show Mastermind India was aired with name Disney Q Family Mastermind. It is currently showing its season 2. The Indian version of Shake It Up launched in the summer of 2013.
Since 2011, Disney Channel India stopped airing Disney Channel original international shows and movies, and only broadcast the Indian versions of the famous Disney Channel international shows. Although the new shows were success as family shows, they were criticized by teenagers. Many protests on Facebook and other social networking sites were seen.
Indian Version of American Show Jessie is announced named Oye Jassi, it will start on 11 October 2013, Sundays at 11 AM.
From 16 September Disney shows Gravity Falls on Mondays at 6:30 pm.Timings for Doraemon are flexible. Now sometimes Disney shows Disney Junior whole day, Doraemon's timings are been reduced and it is rumored it will end soon. Disney Juniors timings have been increased which also resulted in popularity of the channel.
Disney Channel India has seen a slight change in programming with adequate programming for all ages.Dog With A Blog airs every day at the 11pm slot and Austin and Ally airs at the 11:30pm slot.
Since February, Disney Channel India has been banned in Bangladesh due to overshowing of Doraemon and too much speaking in Hindi may cause speaking problems to Bengali children in the country.
- Disney-UTV Television Group
- Vicky & Vetaal
- Dhoom Machaao Dhoom
- Agadam Bagdam Tigdam
- Break Time Masti Time
- Kya Mast Hai Life
- Art Attack India
- Mai Ka Lal
- Best of Luck Nikki
- The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir
- Luck Luck Ki Baat
- Disney Q Family Mastermind
- Shake iT Up : India (TV Series)
- Disney Channel
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