Disney Channel (Turkey)
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|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 4A||12423 H 30000 5/6 (FTA)|
Disney Channel is a Turkish free-to-air television network that broadcasts children and youth-oriented shows in Turkish. It launched on 29 April 2007 by Digiturk, a subscription-based Turkish satellite service. All the programming is 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 pre-school kids aged between 3–7 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
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 31 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 officially launched the FTA version of Disney Channel on Türksat. The Pan-European feed at Digiturk was replaced by the Turkish feed and the channel started to be carried on D-Smart and Teledünya.
On 16 June 2014, Disney Channel got a new look and logo as part of Disney's worldwide rebrand.