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Disney Channel
2015 Disney Channel logo.svg
Launched 1 September 1996
Owned by Disney Channels Worldwide
(Disney–ABC Television Group)
The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia
Picture format 480i, 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Language English
Chinese
Malay
Tamil
Indonesian
Thai
Vietnamese (subtitles)
Broadcast area Southeast Asia
Headquarters 4 Loyang Ln #01-01/02 and #02-01/02., Singapore 508914
Formerly called The Disney Channel (1996–1997)
Sister channel(s) Disney Junior
Disney XD
Website DisneyChannel.asia
Availability
Terrestrial
Nexmedia
(Indonesia)
Channel 105 (SD)
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 615 (SD)
Cignal
(Philippines)
Channel 71 (SD)
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 45 (HD)
TransVision
(Indonesia)
Channel 200 (HD)
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 110 (SD)
Sky Net
Myanmar
Channel 63 (SD 4:3)
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 447/91 (HD)
Kristal-Astro
(Brunei)
Channel 615 (SD)
HiTRON
(Papua New Guinea)
Channel 33 (SD)
Sky Direct
(Philippines)
Channel 18 (SD)
TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 60
Cable
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 312 (SD)
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 47 (digital; SD)
Channel 250 (digital; HD)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 50 (analog; SD)
Channel 47 (digital; SD)
Channel 250 (digital; HD)
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 25 (SD)
Mountain View Satellite Corporation
(Philippines)
Channel 36 (SD)
MultiNetwork Cable Television
(Philippines)
Channel 24 (SD)
Parasat Cable TV
(Cagayan de Oro, Philippines)
Channel 52 (SD)
Bohol Community Cable TV
(Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines)
Channel 40 (SD)
NVC Maharlika Cable Systems
(Philippines)
Channel 46 (SD)
Pioneer Cable Vision Incorporated (PCVI)
(Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines)
Channel 16 (SD)
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 120 (SD)
Channel 373 (HD)
max3 by Biznet
(Indonesia)
Channel 105 (SD)
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 447/91 (HD)
VTVcab
(Vietnam)
Channel 91 (HD)
HTVC
(Vietnam)
Channel 50 (analog/digital; SD)
Hanoi Cable Television BTS
(Vietnam)
Channel 42 (SD)
Palau National Communications Corporation
(Palau)
Channel 12 (SD)
Cambodia Cable Television
(Cambodia)
Channel 21 (SD)
Cable TV Hong Kong
(Hong Kong)
Channel 135 (SD)
Available on most Taiwanese cable systems Channel 23 (SD)
IPTV
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 234 (HD)
Channel 235 (VOD; HD)
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 441 (SD)
Mountaintop Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 50 (SD)

Disney Channel Southeast Asia (formerly known as The Disney Channel from 1996 to 1997) is a basic cable and satellite television channel that broadcasts in Southeast Asia as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Worldwide unit of the United States-based Disney–ABC Television Group and operated by The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. Most of its original programming is aimed at pre-teens and adolescents ages 10–16 while its Disney Junior programs are targeted at younger children ages 3–9, although certain programs are aimed at audiences of all ages. The channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically-released and original made-for-cable movies and select other third-party programming. Some countries do not carry the network, due to either a lack of capacity or government restrictions.

History

Disney Channel Asia was launched in January 2000 with a single video feed and two audio tracks in English and Mandarin, as well as subtitles in Mandarin too. The channel became available in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines. On 1 June 2002, the channel was launched in the South Korean market with a Korean language feed.[1] Over the first six months of 2005, Disney Channel Asia, along with sister channel Playhouse Disney (now Disney Junior) was launched in Vietnam, Palau and Thailand. It finished off with a launch of both in Cambodia, its 11th market, with Cambodia Entertainment Production Co. Ltd. as distributor.[2]

In 2016 Disney Channel Asia was made available in Bangladesh on few digital cable operators in the country. This marks the return of Disney Channel in the country after the Indian feed got banned in 2013 due to the continuous Hindi telecast of Doraemon.[3] Timings are one hour before JKT/THAI time.

HD channel

On May 1, 2015, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia launched a high-definition simulcast feed of Disney Channel in the Philippines, available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable distributed by Asian Cable Communications, Inc. (ACCION) in that country. Just like its SD counterpart, the HD simulcast of the channel airs the same shows shown in the SD feed.

Feeds

Asia

Main feed available in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Palau and Cambodia.

Singapore

Same schedule as Asia feed with the inclusion of live-action programming not present on the main channel, plus local advertisements.

Malaysia

Same schedule as the Asia feed, plus local advertisements. It is available in four languages: English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese. This channel is only available on Astro in Malaysia and Kristal-Astro in Brunei.

Philippines

Same schedule as the Asia feed, plus local advertisements.

Hong Kong

Own schedule with local advertisements; separated from the main feed on 2 April 2004. It is broadcast in English and Cantonese.

Taiwan

It was the first overseas feed launched by Disney Channel worldwide. It began operations in March 1995.[2] Currently, it has its own schedule with local advertisements and broadcasts solely in Taiwanese Mandarin.

Programming

Disney Channel animated series

Disney XD programming

Locally-produced shows

Third-party shows

Shorts

Sitcoms

Sitcoms air Friday to Sunday night for all Disney Channel Asia feeds, and also on weekday afternoons in Singapore.

Programming blocks

  • Disney Channel Movie - Daily 8pm (7pm JKT)
  • Monstober – every October.
  • Dis the Season (formerly known as Fa-la-la-lidays) – every November–December.

Programming from Disney Junior

Disney Junior block airs on weekends at 7am (6am JKT)

Upcoming

Presentation and Logos

With the launch of the channel in 1996, Disney Channel Asia adopted the UK network's presentation designed by Lambie-Nairn. It then used the splat logo in 1997 with the opening of Disney Channel France. Later in 1999, Disney Channel Asia began to use the "Circles" presentation package until late 2003, when the US logo (and design package by CA Square) became the channel's on-air presentation format. Two more redesigns were made in 2012, then in 2014 with the current wordmark logo.

See also

References

  1. ^ Godfrey, Leigh (30 May 2002). "Disney Channel Asia Launches In Korea". Animation World Network. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Disney launches two channels in Cambodia". Indiantelevision.com. Mumbai. 20 June 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh bans cartoons to halt Hindi invasion". hindustantimes.com/. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2017-08-10. 

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