Disney Channel (Turkey)
|Launched||April 29, 2007|
|Owned by||The Walt Disney Company|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
|Sister channel(s)||Disney XD
|Website||Disney Channel Turkey|
|Turksat 2A||12015 H 27500 5/6 (FTA)|
Disney Channel Turkey is a children's television that broadcasts children's and youth shows in Turkish. It launched on April 29, 2007 by Digiturk, a regularly paid Turkish satellite service. All the cartoons, movies and shows are dubbed in Turkish. The network is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
History and availability
Disney Channel Turkey began broadcasting in 2007. The channel is very popular for children aged between 5–17 years. The network is based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is available at Digiturk on channel 167 and cable provider Teledünya on channel 169, at D-Smart Kanal 130, TTNET Tivibu Ev Kanal 120 and netd.com.
On 2011, Disney announced that a fully local Turkish version of Disney Channel would be launched as a free to air channel. It was the third Disney Channel to go FTA, after Disney Channel Spain (2008) and Disney Channel (Russia) on 31st December 2011.
On 21 December 2011, Disney launched a test feed of the FTA Disney Channel that only aired promos and not any commercials or shows.
On January 2012, Disney finally launched the FTA version of Disney Channel on Türksat. The feed at Digiturk was also updated and the channel started broadcasting on D-Smart and Teledünya.
On 16 June 2014, Disney Channel got a new look and logo as part of Disney's worldwide rebrand.