Disney XD (Europe)

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Disney XD is a brand owned by The Walt Disney Company used for several television channels in Europe. Primarily aimed at boys aged 6 to 14, the channels feature live-action films, animated shows as well as live-action series.[1][2] Some of these channels were known as Fox Kids until 2004 and 2005, when they were renamed Jetix. The Disney XD brand was introduced during 2009 and 2010.

Broadcast locations[edit]

Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein[edit]

Disney XD
Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Language German (dubbed)
Broadcast area Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney Cinemagic
Timeshift service Disney XD +1
Website Disney XD German
Availability
Satellite
Sky Deutschland Channel 522

Disney XD Germany replaced Jetix Germany on October 9, 2009. At the same time Disney XD +1 started its broadcast in Germany.

History[edit]

Disney XD started as Fox Kids in Germany in October 2000. It aired shows like Get Ed, Jackie Chan Adventures and others. As of its re-brand to Disney XD on October 9, 2009, it is still airing these type of shows.

Programming[edit]

When Jetix Germany was closed on October 9, 2009, Disney XD took its place. Some of the shows remaining on Disney XD from Jetix Germany included:

Current series aired on Disney XD

Upcoming series

Greece and Cyprus[edit]

Disney XD
Greece and Cyprus
Language Greek (dubbing) and Greek subtitled
Broadcast area Greece
Cyprus
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel
Website Disney XD Greek
Availability
Satellite
NOVA Greece Channel 501
OTE TV Channel 502
NOVA Cyprus Channel 401
IPTV
OTE TV Channel 31

Disney XD launched on the 3rd of October 2009, and replaced Jetix, with Jetix's website now redirecting to the Disney XD website. Shows can be watch in Greek as well English, but advertisements are only in Greek. Disney XD is ranked second most watched kids channel throughout NOVA Greece after Disney Channel Greece. The channel broadcasts from 7:00 to 20:00 (Athens).

Current shows[edit]

Competitions[edit]

In early 2010, Disney XD held a competition called "I'm in the Band", in the candidates had to answer at least 3 of 5 questions. The first prize was a Wii, followed by iPod Nanos and iPod Shuffles.

Netherlands and Flanders[edit]

Scandinavia[edit]

United Kingdom and Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Disney XD
Italy
Launched April 2000 (Fox Kids)
January 2005 (Jetix)
December 2004 (Toon Disney)
Audience share 0.05% (June 2012, )
Language Italian
Broadcast area Italy
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Timeshift service Disney XD +1, Disney XD +2
Website Disney XD Italian
Availability
Satellite
Sky Channel 616 (SD/HD)
Channel 617 (+1)
Channel 618 (+2)
Streaming media
Sky Watch live
(Italy only)

Disney XD replaced Jetix on September 23, 2009, and Toon Disney on 2011.

Programs[edit]

Original series[edit]

Classical animation[edit]

Movies[edit]

Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and CIS[edit]

Disney XD
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and CIS
Language Russian (dubbed)
Broadcast area Russia
Kazakhstan
Commonwealth of Independent States
Ukraine
Latvia
Headquarters Moscow
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel
Disney Junior (International)
Website Disney XD Russia

Disney XD Russia is a Russian internet-channel. On started in February 25, 2012. It's a compilation of different shows from Disney Channel, Disney XD International and Jetix

Poland[edit]

Disney XD Poland
Launched April 18, 1998 (as Fox Kids)
January 1, 2005 (as Jetix)
September 19, 2009
Owned by Disney–ABC Television Group
Audience share 0.63% (2012, Nielsen[3])
Language Polish
Formerly called Fox Kids (Until 2005)
Jetix (Until 2009)
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic
Website Disney XD Poland Homepage

The Polish version started out as Fox Kids, launched on April 18, 1998. It became Jetix on January 1, 2005, which in turn was replaced by "Disney XD" on September 19, 2009.

France[edit]

Disney XD
Launched November 15, 1997 (Fox Kids)
August 28, 2004 (Jetix)
1 April 2009
Owned by Disney–ABC Television Group
Audience share 0,7%
Formerly called Fox Kids (until 2005)
Jetix (until April 1, 2009)
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel
Playhouse Disney
Disney Cinemagic
Website Disney XD France

Disney XD is a children's television programming brand owned by Disney–ABC Television Group and The Walt Disney Company broadcast in France. It was previously known as Fox Kids and Jetix.

The channel is available in France, Monaco, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius and Caribbean Sea (Antilles, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique).

After rolling out Disney XD in the USA in February 2009, Disney–ABC Television Group rolled out the brand to France on April 1, 2009. France was to be the first territory outside the United States to receive Disney XD, other European areas followed during 2009.[4]

Spain[edit]

Fox Kids Spain began in 1998 as a replacement for MiniMax in Spain. After In April 1999, FOX Kids moved to a different channel slot because of the new Nickelodeon Spain channel.

It had been known as Jetix until 18 September 2009.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting – News – Disney XD to launch in the UK. Digital Spy (2009-06-15). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  2. ^ Disney promoting new digital TV channel for boys. Cable.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ "INFORMACJA O PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMACH RADIOFONII I TELEWIZJI W 2012 ROKU". krrit.gov.pl. 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "French Jetix becomes Disney XD". Broadband TV News. 2009-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Nuevo Canal DISNEY XD" (in Spanish). OcioyViajes.net. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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