Disney Channel (Czech Republic)

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Disney Channel
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LaunchedFebruary 2001 (as Fox Kids)
January 2005 (as Jetix)
Owned byWalt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
CountryCzech Republic Czech Republic
Broadcast areaCzech Republic
Slovakia
HeadquartersPrague, Czech Republic
Formerly calledFox Kids
Jetix
Sister channel(s)Disney Channel CEE
Disney Channel (Hungary)
Disney Channel (Romania)
Playhouse Disney
WebsiteDisneyChannel.cz
DisneyChannel.sk

Disney Channel is a children's television channel owned by the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International broadcast in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It was previously known as Fox Kids, and later as Jetix. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia the channel was launched in February 2001.

History[edit]

After Disney XD successfully launched on February 13, 2009 in the US, Disney-ABC Television Group rolled it out to France on April 1, 2009 and it was expected to be rolled out to other European territories in 2009.[1][2] Recently, however, Disney announced that the Jetix channel in certain countries (namely the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria) will be renamed to Disney Channel, marking that channel's first introduction in these countries. The channel was replaced on September 19, 2009.[3]

On May 3, 2011, Disney Channel Czech Republic started using the same and updated on-air logo as in the United States, along with several other Disney Channels across Europe, completing its transitional rebrand to the new look. The new logo has debuted on the Czech feed first, prior to appearing on the UK, German, French, Dutch and Spanish feeds. The Playhouse Disney programming block was rebranded to Disney Junior in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on June 1, 2011.

Since 2012, most of the channel's promos are being produced in widescreen. In December 2012, Disney Channel Czech Republic has adapted the same on-air presentation and graphics, with minor differences, used by Disney Channel UK. This update has been fully complete in spring.

In June 2014, Disney Channel Czech and Hungary adapted the new logo currently used by Disney Channel Germany. Disney Channel Czech Republic started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen format from January 29, 2015.[4]

Current programming[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animated[edit]

Disney Junior[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Movies[edit]

Former programs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Jetix becomes Disney XD". Broadband TV News. 2009-02-16.
  2. ^ "Jetix France rebrands as Disney XD". C21 Media. 2009-02-17.
  3. ^ Jetix to become Disney - Broadband TV News, by Chris Dziadul, published and retrieved: 2009-05-26
  4. ^ "Disney Channel in 16:9 beginning with January (czech)". Parabola.cz. 2015-01-29.
  5. ^ a b "A Disney Csatorna márciusi újdonságai". Gyerek-Világ (in Hungarian). February 5, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2017.

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