Disney Channel (Asia)
||It has been suggested that Disney Channel Malaysia be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since March 2014.|
Current Disney Channel logo (1 August 2014-present)
|Launched||1 September 1996 (Original launch)
1 January 2000 (Official launch)
|Owned by||Disney Channels Worldwide
(Disney–ABC Television Group)
The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia
|Picture format||480i, 576i (16:9 SDTV)
|Slogan||The Best Place to Be|
Filipino (dubbed Shows On TV5 Network Inc. until 2016)
|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
|Channel 105 (SD)|
|Channel 615 (SD)|
|Cignal Digital TV
|Channel 32 (SD)|
|Channel 45 (HD)|
|Channel 200 (HD)|
|Channel 110 (SD)|
|Channel 63 (SD 4:3)|
|Channel 447/91 (SD)|
|Channel 615 (SD)|
(Papua New Guinea)
|Channel 33 (SD)|
|TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong)||Channel 60|
|Channel 312 (SD)|
|Channel 47 (Digital; SD)
Channel 250 (Digital; HD)
|Channel 50 (Analog; SD)
Channel 47 (Digital; SD)
Channel 250 (Digital; HD)
|Channel 25 (SD)|
|Mountain View Satellite Corporation
|Channel 36 (SD)|
|MultiNetwork Cable Television
|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
|Channel 46 (SD)|
|Channel 120 (SD)|
|max3 by Biznet
|Channel 105 (SD)|
|Channel 447/91 (SD)|
|Channel 91 (HD)|
|Channel 50 (Analog/Digital; SD)|
|Hanoi Cable Television BTS
|Channel 42 (SD)|
|Palau National Communications Corporation
|Channel 12 (SD)|
|Cambodia Cable Television
|Channel 21 (SD)|
|Cable TV Hong Kong
|Channel 135 (SD)|
|Available on most Taiwanese cable systems||Channel 23 (SD)|
|Channel 234 (HD)
Channel 235 (VOD; HD)
|Channel 441 (SD)|
Disney Channel 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—with either a lack of capacity or due to government restrictions—do not carry the network.
Disney Channel Asia was launched in January 2000 with a multi-language feed with an English main feed and dubbing and subtitling Mandarin. The channel became available in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines. On 1 June 2002, the channel was launched in the South Korea market with a Korea language feed. Over the first six months of 2005, Disney Channel Asia along with sister channel Playhouse Disney (now Disney Junior) launched in Vietnam, Palau and Thailand and finishing off with a launch of both in Cambodia, its 11th market, with Cambodia Entertainment Production Co. Ltd. as distributor.
- Asia: Main feed available in Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Palau and Cambodia.
- Singapore: Same schedule with Asia feed plus new episodes of live-action shows and local advertisements.
- Malaysia: Same schedule with Asia feed plus local advertisements. Also available in Brunei.
- Philippines: Same schedule with Asia feed plus new episodes of live-action shows and local advertisements. Dubbed Disney shows to Tagalog from TV5 Network Inc. until 2016, A joint venture with Asian Cable Communications, Inc and Globe Telecom
- Hong Kong: Own schedule with local advertisements. Separated from Asia feed on 2 April 2004. Broadcast in English and Cantonese.
- Taiwan: Own schedule with local advertisements. It is the first overseas feed of Disney Channel, began operations in March 1995. Broadcast in Taiwanese Mandarin.
Current programming from Disney Channel and Disney XD
- Gravity Falls
- Phineas and Ferb
- Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
- The 7D
- Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
- Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja **
- Mickey Mouse
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil
- Wander Over Yonder
- Descendants: Wicked World
- Ultimate Spider-Man
- Zip Zip
- Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
- Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers
- Mr. Bean
- Star Wars Rebels *
- Upin & Ipin
- Zig & Sharko
- Chuck Chicken
- Art Attack Asia
- Austin & Ally
- Bunk'd (available in Singapore and the Philippines)
- Girl Meets World
- Good Luck Charlie (available in Singapore and the Philippines)
- I Didn't Do It
- Jessie (available in Singapore and the Philippines)
- K.C. Undercover
- Liv and Maddie
- Mighty Med
- Pair of Kings
Movie and specials block
- Disney Channel Movie
- Disney Channel Original Movie
- The Wonderful World Of Disney *
Disney Junior on Disney Channel
- Doc McStuffins *
- Henry Hugglemonster *
- Jake and the Never Land Pirates *
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse **
- Miles from Tomorrowland
- Sheriff Callie's Wild West
- Sofia the First *
- Goldie & Bear (from March 7, 2016) (on Disney Junior on Disney Channel)
- Rolling with the Ronks! (2016)
- The Harry & Bunny Show (2016)
- The Lion Guard (2016) (on Disney Junior on Disney Channel)
Some programming is edited due to local culture and mores to be acceptable to various audiences such as Muslim with removal of romantic plotlines, violence, profanity, and some suggestive dialogue. Some scenes with items that are inappropriate for children (such as wine) were pixelated.
In September 1996, the Disney Channel in Asia's logo was a simplified Mickey Mouse head, with 'The Disney Channel' text on the bottom. Six idents for the 1995 logo were created by Lambie-Nairn. In February 1997, the channel dropped 'The' from its name, with a new splat logo, for the launch of Disney Channel France. In March 1997, Disney Channel France adopted the same logo and idents. In May 1999, Disney Channel refreshed its identity as it launched its new Circles logo, with symmetrical circles forming the iconic Mickey Mouse head shape. The new ident set was created in CGI animation, with various objects forming the Disney Channel logo. The new identity package was created by French graphic design company, GÉDÉON. According to GÉDÉON, the new logo is also described as an "experimental field for animation". More than 30 illustrators, animators, graphic designers, directors, and motion graphic studios, such as Gamma Studios, Estructura7, Velvet mediendesign, and Pedall, collaborated with the project.
When the new look was first launched, nine idents air on the same day. Some of the idents were also used in its sister channels, Playhouse Disney and Toon Disney.
|List of Disney Channel Asia's "Circles" idents (2000–2003)|
|Discoball||Seven disco lights move to the rhythm of the music, which then transitions to a discoball with two disco lights at the top.|
|Raindrops||The logo is formed from three raindrops in a glass window.|
|Pumpkins||Two pumpkins ride a roller coaster, then they bounce to another pumpkin in the end. Frequently used during the Halloween night.|
|Computer||A computer uses a few programs until two orange mini-discs and a blue optical disc appears on the disc drive. A snippet of the 'Video Game' ident also appears here.|
|Laboratory (Glass Charger)||A laboratory is seen where two green blobs are carried to a plasma glass sphere, forming the logo.|
|Clouds||A blue balloon passes through a wormhole in a digital sky background, then it flies over to two clouds on a blue gradient background, forming the logo.|
|Chrome Blob||A group of tiny blue metallic blobs form a big blob. Two silver blobs follow, and the blobs then turn to spheres and form the logo.|
|Spotlights||A red spotlight appears on a stage curtain and moves slowly until two orange spotlights appear and they align to form the logo.|
|Soap Bubbles||A straw rises from a bubble bath and blows three bubbles which align to form the logo. It is one of the first 9 idents produced by GÉDÉON (along with Discoball, Raindrops, Pumpkins, Computer, Laboratory, Spotlights, Clouds, and Chrome Blob), and they are known as "the first 9".|
|Peacock||A peacock shows off its feathers, which contains the Disney Channel logo formed by two yellow circles and a blue circle. A night version of this ident was also created.|
|Microscope||A pan shot of cells is seen through a microscope, until the zoom lens switch to reveal a yellow cell dividing into two. A pink cell slips in between the two yellow cells, causing the formation of the logo.|
|Moon||A moon is seen in a night forest as comets strike the clouds, forming the logo.|
|Video Game||Two red spheres race in a video-game style, then when the spheres finish the race, the Disney Channel logo appears, which is formed by the spheres and a gold medal.|
|Grapes||A picnic table is seen with a plate with two green olives and a purple grape.|
|Planet||Two stars burst into sparkles over a blue planet, forming the logo. Also used during the Long Nights programming block on Disney Channel Germany.|
|Chess||All the chess pieces on a chess board battle each other, until two black pawns and a white king form the logo.|
|Picnic||Yellow plates arrange on a picnic blanket, and an apple falls over the plates and another apple falls over the first apple and a plate, forming the Disney Channel logo.|
|Spinning Top||A blue multicolor top spins on a dark purple room, then two yellow-green yoyo's spin above the top and their ropes are tangled on the top, forming the logo. This was the last of the Circles idents to be aired on Disney Channel France.|
|Sun Cooler||The sun heats the nearby planets, then two fans blow the sun's rays, and then the fans position over the sun. This ident is stop-animated.|
|Bubble Paper (Soda)||A white paper sphere submerges in a pool of multicolor water, then in the end, two green bubbles and the sphere float over the water.|
|Dog Food||An invisible dog follows a trail of dog biscuits around a house until it kicks two red dog bowls and a green water bowl to form the logo.|
|Underground Turnips||Two red turnips and a yellow round mass of roots grow to form the logo in an underground soil background.|
|Soccerball||A soccer ball is bouncing on a soccer stadium, which then crashes into an electronic scoreboard with two circles.|
|Drums||A crowd of drums drum away to the music. The screen closes on a green drum. The screen soon shifts to three drumsticks (two green/red and one blue/cyan) on the drum which form the logo. The drumsticks finally bang the jingle on the drum.|
|Basketball||Four stopwatches play with a basketball on a court, then one of the stopwatches shoot the ball onto two silver stopwatches. It was the last of the Circles idents to be aired on Disney Channel Italy.|
|Snowy Window||A shape of the logo is made on a snowy window, which shows a winter forest with Santa flying above. The completed logo is the two small circles on a black sky color and the bigger circle on a blue gradient color with a cottage seen in the circle. First used during the Christmas season of 1999.|
|Wreath||A wreath falls off a door and it rolls and turns into a snowball (knocking a snowman on the way) and then it crashes on a Christmas tree, causing two red baubles and a green wreath to fall on the ground, forming the logo. Frequently used during the Christmas season, then used as a regular ident in February 2000.|
|Slope||Two blue circles and a red one form the logo on a snow slope. Introduced on December 1999.|
|Popcorn||Popcorn move around a film projector with countdown frames before the logo is formed from two film reels and a popcorn bucket on a blue background. This ident was frequently used for the movies, but in early 2000, it was also used on regular programming. Another version of this ident was introduced on 20 November 1999 during Il Fantastico Mondo Disney (The Wonderful World of Disney) on Disney Channel Italy, this time with the frames of the 1997 Wonderful World of Disney intro instead of the countdown frames, the orange background and an abridged remix of the 1997 Wonderful World of Disney music. This was also the first of the Circles idents to be aired on Disney Channel Italy.|
|UFO||A silver space station drops two UFO's and they fly smoothly through space until they land on a green planet.|
|Space Bubbles||Three blue bubbles float in a space background as a satellite pass through one of the bubbles, then the two other bubbles pass through the first one, and the big bubble burst into two light blue bubbles and a dark blue one, forming the logo.|
|Paint Blob||A red blob and a yellow blob separate to form the Disney Channel logo.|
|Purple Blob||A purple splat expands and causes two yellow blobs to appear.|
|Temple||A pedestal opens up, revealing an ancient puzzle, then the puzzle is arranged, causing the gate to open. When the camera moves towards the boulder, it drops, rolls, and stops on the puzzle where two snakes coil above it, forming the logo. Originally planned to be used for Misterios y Leyendas on Disney Channel Latin America in February 2001, but instead first appeared in the UK in December 2000. The original "Misterios y Leyendas" version used the full sequence, but the UK version cuts to the puzzle instead of starting at the pedestal. The ident is created by Tr!ck, a design agency in Madrid, Spain. Also, this ident also won the "Best On-air Ident" award at the PromaxBDA Awards in 2001.|
|Computer Mouse||The logo is formed from two @ symbols and a computer mouse.|
|Chameleon||A chameleon chases a blue bug, which then the bug sticks to the tongue and lands on the chameleon's eyes, forming the logo. This ident was originally used by Disney Channel Latin America.|
|Lawn||A series of lawns is seen, until three piles of rocks form the logo on a green lawn.|
|Grapevines||Three bunches of grapes form the logo in a vineyard. Often used before A Bug's Life.|
|Swimming Pool||Two yellow beach balls and a red swim tube form the logo on a swimming pool. This ident was frequently used during the summer season.|
|Paint Palette||Two red paint pots and a blue palette form the logo on a yellow background.|
|Flowers||A garden is seen where two pink flowers and a sunflower form the logo. First used in spring 2000.|
|Butterfly||A butterfly flies into a field where it lands on a flower, until the wind blows the flowers and the leaves and petals make the circles form the logo. The butterfly then lands on the floral logo. Only used on Disney Channel Latin America since spring 2001.|
|Greek Pot||A Greek pot is seen where the Disney Channel logo is engraved.|
|Sunset||Two black clouds and a setting sun form the logo on an empty plain.|
|Liquid Lightbulb||Two light bulbs and a blue liquid sphere form the logo on a galaxy background. Used for Disney Channel France's Les Grands Prix De L'imagination in March 2000, then appeared as a regular ident in the UK on August 2000. Also used as the original generic logo of Disney Channel France by the time.|
|Map||A shape of the Disney Channel logo is seen on a map and is represented by two green islands and a compass rose.|
|Green Paint||A yellow circle and a blue circle move around a big red circle, and when the yellow and blue circles cross each other, they turn green and form the Disney Channel logo. Also used on Playhouse Disney.|
|Cake||Two red and green cupcakes and a pink cake form the logo.|
|Paint Splat||Some paint blobs burst into splats on a yellow background, until two red blobs and a blue one clear the other blobs and splats as the three blobs burst into splats, forming the logo. Used as a generic logo since 1997, then as a Circles ident since 1999. There is also an alternate version of this ident introduced in February 2000, in which two red circles and a blue one simply circle around until they form the logo on the same yellow background.|
|Bumper Cars||Two multicolored bumpers bump each other around until a big bumper appears and they align slowly to form the logo.|
|Amoeba||Two green blobs get carried by a yellow amoeba until the amoeba flings the two blobs into the air and they land on the amoeba, forming the logo.|
|Figure Skating||Two blue spotlights on an ice rink draw two blue scribbles until a pink spotlight draws a spiral trail, forming the logo while the crowd applause.|
|Spiral||A yellow and blue spiral appears on a green background, and the spiral transforms into two yellow circles and a blue one, forming the logo on a pink spiral background. First used on September 1999.|
|2D Circles||Two orange circles inflate a blue circle and the orange circles jump over it, forming the logo.|
|Band||A corral of circles expand with band music, and a blue circle play the bass drum and two yellow circles appear as cymbals, forming the logo.|
|Squeeze||A purple circle drops over a blue circle, and another blue circle tries to get the other circle out of the purple one, then the circle jumps and squeezes the other two, and all three circles form the logo as the background changes to yellow.|
|Sun||Two blue yarn circles travel around a blue background, while one of them has a cold. As they reach a yellow sun, the blue circle is relieved from the cold, and both blue circles position over the sun.|
|Frogs||Three green round frogs position on a yellow background, as two of them manage to catch flies with their tongues, causing the other one to get angry and get a big fly, turning it purple and big.|
|Jump||Two purple yarn balls jump continuously as they get bigger, and a blue ball jumps from the right, and flies on top of the two balls, triggering the 3-note Disney Channel jingle and the text. Used between a switchover of Disney Channel France to Playhouse Disney.|
|Car||Two yellow round pencil shapes and a purple one appear on an orange background, then the circles imitate a car, before going fast and losing control, and they spin around and form the logo.|
|Balloon||Two orange balloons position over a blue circle, then one of the balloons jump from the circle and the other balloon follows, and when they bump each other, their strings disappear, and they fall back on the blue circle.|
|Triplets||Two yellow circles and an orange one appear on a pink background, then a yellow circle plays the flute, the other plays the cello, and the orange one plays the violin, but it became off-tune, and the yellow circles fix the orange one, and all of them play a finale before forming the logo and triggering a violin version of the Disney Channel jingle. First used in Disney Channel France and Playhouse Disney.|
|Nest||A tree opens up to reveal a bird-like brown circle and two yellow circles appear and they chirp loudly that the brown circle hid them and when it turns upside down, the two yellow circles pop out to form the logo. Also used on Playhouse Disney and their UK website.|
|Dance||Two blue circles and a red circle dance around on an orange background and then do tap dancing until they form the logo.|
|Tug of War||A black circle pulls a red circle out of the way, but another black circle gets angry and pulls the red circle in the other direction starting a tug-of-war, until both circles release the red one and the scene bends, forming the logo. This ident was also used for Toon Disney UK.|
|Kicking Circles||Two yellow circles kick a blue circle to the air until it lands on the yellow circles, then the blue circle jumps and smashes to the ground, causing the yellow circles to bounce over the blue one and form the logo. Also used on Toon Disney UK.|
|Smash||Two purple circles smash each other, causing a blue circle to expand between them, forming the logo. This ident is also used in Toon Disney UK.|
|Spring||A yellow ring saw a loop of red string, which the ring turns it into a spring, then another yellow ring jumps over the spring and bounces all over the background, until the ring bounces into the spring and the first ring follows, forming the logo.|
- On March 2000, Disney Channel in Asia, suggesting ideas on making logos for the channel.
- On March 2003, Disney Channel adapted a new logo used by Disney Channel in US. The idents and bumpers were created by Razorfish and CA Square respectively.
- On April 2011, Disney Channel adapted the new smartphone app logo from the US.
- On July 2013, Disney Channel began airing advertisement breaks, meaning some shows would be around half an hour long or more, as opposed to previously 25 minutes.
- On 1 August 2014, Disney Channel adapted the current DC Germany logo, similar to Disney Channel US and on-air graphics.
When launched in 1996, Disney Channel launch the same logo as in the United States and idents in the United Kingdom. In 1997, Disney Channel dropped the word "The" on the network's name with a new splat logo using the red and blue colors and shaped objects to form the logo. In 1999, Disney Channel launched a new logo with simple circles forming the Mickey Mouse head including two red splats and a blue splat, three raindrops, three pumpkins, two orange mini-discs and a blue disc, and two yellow circles and an orange one. The splat logo (from 1997) is still in use. New idents where created in CGI designed by GEDEON. Other design companies such as Gamma Studos Pedall and Estructura7 also shared a project. In 2003, Disney Channel launched the same logo as Disney Channel US that was used in 2002 created by CA Square. Disney Channel launched a smartphone app logo in early August 2011 but was used rarely until 8 locations of 2011. This logo was launched in the United States in August 2011.
On 1 August 2014, Disney Channel unveiled a new logo and on-air imaging design; first introduced in January 2014 by the then-new, free-to-air Disney Channel service in Germany and similar to the sister network, Disney Channel U.S., the new logo replaces the boxed design of the previous logo with a more compact wordmark, and incorporates the Mickey Mouse imagery as the dot of the "I" within the Disney script. Designed in collaboration with Disney Channel's U.S. and European operations and the design agencies Royale and BDA, the overall presentation package was designed so that the network could maintain its iconic "wand" idents (where stars of the network's programs either dotted the "I" with a wand or drew out the ears element), and allow such IDs made for the channel's previous on-air imaging to be adapted for use with the new logo – especially in markets where "new" episodes of older Disney Channel programs that had concluded their U.S. run were still premiering.
- Disney Junior (Asia) - Sister channel to Disney Channel in Asia.
- Disney XD (Southeast Asia) - Sister channel to Disney Channel in Asia
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