Disney Cinemagic began broadcasting in the U.K. in March 2006 on BSkyB's premium package. In November 2007, the France market version of Disney Cinemagic was launched.
On November 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM, Disney Cinemagic HD debuted in France broadcasting on CANALSAT from 6am to 1am daily making the channel the first "children and family HDTV channel in a French market". In December 2008, Cinemagic HD channel was launched in the UK with programming in high definition with initial availability through Sky+ HD with a Sky Movies subscription.
On March 28, 2013, Cinemagic was replaced in the UK market with Sky Movies Disney, a BSkyB premium channel plus the deal makes Disney movies available via Sky's video on demand services. In a similar move, Foxtel will launch Foxtel Movies Disney on April 10, 2014, along with Disney XD.