Disney Channel (Netherlands and Flanders)

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Disney Channel
Netherlands & Flanders
Launched 3 October 2009
Network Disney-ABC Television Group
Owned by The Walt Disney Company
Picture format

576i (16:9, SDTV) and

1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.4% (2016, [1])
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch dubbed
Original language (Dual audio)
Broadcast area Netherlands
Flanders
Headquarters Bergweg 50
Hilversum
Sister channel(s) Disney XD
Disney Junior
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
CanalDigitaal* Channel 38 SD
TV Vlaanderen* Channel 42 SD
Cable
Ziggo* Channel 27 HD
Channel 961 SD
Telenet* (Flanders) Channel 29 HD
Telenet* (Brussels) Channel 119 HD
Caiway Twente/Caiway Cogas* Channel 16 SD
Caiway* Channel 53 HD
Caiway Albrandswaard* Channel 59 SD (HD version NOT available)
Delta Channel 21 SD (HD version NOT available)
IPTV
KPN/Telfort/XS4All (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and Channel 727 HD.
Vodafone* (Netherlands) Channel 16 HD
Proximus* (Belgium) Channel 133
OnsBrabantNet (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and 727 HD
ON (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and 727 HD
NLE (Netherlands) Channel 19 SD and 727 HD
Streaming media
Ziggo GO ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)
KPN iTV iTV Online (Netherlands only)
KPN Play KPN Play (Netherlands only)
Telfort iTV Online (Netherlands only)
XS4All WebTV (Netherlands only)
Telenet Yelo Play

Yelo Play (Belgium only)

  • *Dustribute the channel with dual audio channels.

Disney Channel Netherlands & Flanders (or sometimes Disney Channel Benelux, however this version is not broadcast in Wallonia and Luxembourg) is the Dutch edition of the Disney Channel, owned by the Walt Disney Company. All content is dubbed in Dutch except for the programs that are produced in the Netherlands or Flanders. English audio is also available on the operators Ziggo, Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen, Caiway, Caiway Twente/Cogas, Caiway Albrandswaard, Vodafone, Proximus and Telenet. There are two different versions with local advertisements.

The channel features a mix of original sitcoms, animation series and original movies (presented as DCOMs). While currently not using a slogan, the tagline 'Dat moet je meemaken!' (English: 'You have got to experience this!') has been used in the past.

History[edit]

The channel first launched on 3 October 2009 on UPC Netherlands.[2] On 30 October 2009 it launched in Belgium on Telenet and Belgacom.[3] On 22 June 2010 it was added to analogue. In September 2011 the Playhouse Disney block became Disney Junior. On 1 September 2011 it launched on Ziggo.[4] The channel was scheduled for a release on Caiway in October 2011, but that has been cancelled.[5] In early 2012 hours were expanded and a new logo was adopted. On 16 August 2012 it launched on CanalDigitaal and TV Vlaanderen at Astra 23.5 East.[6] In July 2013 subtitled programs were moved to late night.[7] In October 2013 subtitled programs were moved to the weekend nights.[8] On 1 April 2014, Disney Channel started transmitting with dual audio channels (Dutch and Original). There are standard no Dutch subtitles, however in most cases subtitles can be activated with text page 888.[9]

Disney Channel, Disney XD 24 hours and Disney Junior became available on KPN Interactive TV and on KPN's subsidiary Telfort on 2 April 2014. However, the Disney channels are solely in Dutch dub on these two operators. It is currently unknown when the original English audio channel will become available on KPN.

From 25 March 2015 Disney Channel HD and Disney XD HD is available at KPN, XS4All and Telfort.

From 1 July 2015 Disney Channel HD, Disney XD 24 and Disney Junior become available through Caiway and Caiway Albrandswaard. However, in Albrandswaard only the SD version of Disney Channel is available.

On 2 November 2015 Disney Channel is available through KPNs web IPTV service KPN Play however it was sooner available for the Play beta testers.

Programming[edit]

Current[edit]

Disney Junior[edit]

Former[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaarrapport 2016" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek. 
  2. ^ Robert Briel (15 September 2009). "Disney Channel exclusive on UPC". Broadband TV News. 
  3. ^ Robert Briel (14 October 2009). "Disney Channel lands in Flanders". Broadband TV News. 
  4. ^ Jarco Kriek (22 August 2011). "Compleet aanbod Disney Channel vanaf 1 september bij Ziggo". Totaal TV. 
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (29 April 2011). "Disney Channel voorlopig niet bij Caiway". Totaal TV. 
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (16 August 2012). "Disney Channel start bij CanalDigitaal". Totaal TV. 
  7. ^ Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney. 
  8. ^ Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney. 
  9. ^ Jan-Hein Visser (2 May 2014). "Disney Channel ook met Engels audiospoor". Totaal TV. 

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