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Disney Cinemagic
Cinemagiclogo.png
Launched March 2006; 12 years ago (2006-03) (UK)
Owned by
Picture format 576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.1%
~0.0% (+1) (November 2011, BARB)
Country Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa
Headquarters United Kingdom
Replaced Toon Disney (UK)
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift service Disney Cinemagic +1
Website cinemagic.disney.de

Disney Cinemagic is a pay television channel owned by Walt Disney Company Limited (UK) operating primarily in Germany language markets[1] plus two programming blocks by Disney Channels Worldwide.[2] Additionally, there are similar channels, including Cinema Disney and Movies Disney, run by third parties which primarily airs films by the Walt Disney Studios.

History[edit]

Disney Cinemagic began broadcasting in the U.K. in March 2006 on BSkyB's premium package.[3] In November 2007, the France market version of Disney Cinemagic was launched.[4]

On 30 November 2008 at 8:30 PM, Disney Cinemagic HD debuted in France broadcasting on CANALSAT from 6am to 1am daily[5] making the channel the first "children and family HDTV channel in a French market".[6] In December 2008, Cinemagic HD channel was launched in the UK with programming in high definition with initial availability through Sky+ HD with a Sky Movies subscription.[3]

On 28 March 2013, Cinemagic was replaced in the UK with Sky Movies Disney, a BSkyB premium channel, as part of a deal between BSkyB and Disney which allowed Sky UK to stream Disney movies on Sky's video on demand services.[7] In a similar move in Australia, Foxtel has launched Foxtel Movies Disney on 10 April 2014, along with Disney XD.[8]

Disney Cinemagic in Spain closed on January 1, 2015, despite protest on Twitter to save the channel.[9] Disney Cinemagic in France was replaced by Disney Cinema in May 2015.[10] Sky rebranded its Sky Movies channels to Sky Cinema, including its Disney channel, on 8 July 2016.[11] Duplicating the Sky Movies Disney arrangement in the UK, Movistar+ launched Movistar Disney on 22 December 2017.[12]

Disney Cinemagic along with all other international Disney Channels were transferred from Disney–ABC Television Group, half of Disney Media Networks segment, to Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International segment on March 14, 2018.[13]

Versions[edit]

Market Name Type Formerly Launch date Replacement Replace date
Ireland, United Kingdom Cinemagic[1] channel Toon Disney[14] March 2006[3] Sky Movies Disney March 28, 2013[7]
Belgium, France Cinemagic channel September 2007[15] Disney Cinema May 8, 2015 [10][16]
Spain Cinemagic channel Toon Disney[17] 2008[1] discontinued January 1, 2015[9]
Austria, Germany, Luxembourg Cinemagic channel July 2009[18]
Cinemagic HD channel, HD
Ireland, United Kingdom Cinemagic +1[1] channel, timeshift discontinued 2013
Belgium, France Cinemagic +1 channel, timeshift [1] Disney Cinema May 8, 2015 [16]
Spain Cinemagic +1 channel, timeshift[1] none January 1, 2015[9]
Portugal Cinemagic channel October 2008[19] none 2012 [20]
Belgium, France Cinemagic HD channel, HD November 30, 2008[5] Disney Cinema May 8, 2015 [10][16]
Spain Cinemagic HD channel, HD[1] July 1, 2010[21] none January 1, 2015[9]
Ireland, United Kingdom Cinemagic HD channel, HD December 2008[3] Sky Movies Disney HD March 28, 2013[7]
Portugal Cinemagic HD channel, HD January 1, 2009[16] none 2012 [20]
Italy Cinemagic block, weekends on Sky Cinema Family[22]
Scandinavia Cinemagic block, weekends 19:00 CET on Disney Channel[23]
Ireland, United Kingdom Sky Cinema Disney[7] channel Cinemagic[7] March 28, 2013
Ireland, United Kingdom Sky Cinema Disney HD channel, HD Cinemagic HD[24] 2013
Australia Foxtel Movies Disney channel[8] April 10, 2014
France, Belgium Disney Cinema channel, HD Disney Cinemagic[10][16] May 8, 2015
Spain Movistar Disney channel[12] December 22, 2017
Middle East and North Africa OSN Movies Disney channel HD[25] March 1, 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Walt Disney Company Limited (The)". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. 
  2. ^ Wendy Goldman Getzler (15 September 2011). "Marsh replaces Lightcap as Disney Channels Worldwide president". Brunico Communications Ltd. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Annemarie Moody (20 November 2008). "Disney Cinemagic to Launch in High Definition on Sky". AWN, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Julian Clover (20 November 2008). "Disney Cinemagic HD launches in UK". Broadband TV News LLP. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andy Merrett (30 November 2007). "Disney Cinemagic HD launching in France tonight". Shiny Digital. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Steven Kim (2007). "Disney Cinemagic HD launches in France". AOL Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Deans, Jason (21 February 2013). "Sky Movies Disney: new channel to show UK TV film premieres". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Knox, David (24 February 2014). "Disney Movies, Disney XD join Foxtel". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d Fernandez Gonzalez, Juan (16 December 2014). "Disney Cinemagic axed in Spain". Rapid TV News. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c d "New Disney channel launches in France". TBI Vision. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Jackson, Jasper (15 June 2016). "Sky Movies rebrand to feature one premiere a day". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Fernandez Gonzalez, Juan (21 November 2017). "Telefónica, Disney consolidate partnership in Spain". Rapid TV News. Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  13. ^ Wang, Christine (March 14, 2018). "Disney announces strategic reorganization, effective immediately". CNBC. Retrieved March 14, 2018. 
  14. ^ "ITV enters full U.K. kids mkt." Video Age International. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "CanalSat: launch a new Disney Channel in September". Boursier.com. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.  translation.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Nouveau lancement chaîne : Disney Cinéma". 28 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Cierra en España el canal de pago Disney Cinemagic". FormulaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-02-05.  Translation.
  18. ^ "Disney Cinemagic to launch in Germany". Rapid TV News. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "ZON will launch Disney Cinemagic HD channel in January". Diário Digital. Pen Electronics. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Disney Junior chega a Portugal em novembro". Espalha Factos. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  Translation: Disney Junior arrives in Portugal in November.
  21. ^ "Disney Cinemagic se incorpora en junio a la oferta de Digital+". Formula TV (in Spanish). 31 May 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2016.  Disney Cinemagic is incorporated in June to supply Digital +
  22. ^ "Disney Cinemagic - Tutti i week end su Sky Cinema Family". Sky Mag. Sky Italy. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Disney Channel Sweden - DISNEY CINEMAGIC BLOCK - Premiere Promo". Youtube.com. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "TV Channel: Sky Movies Disney HD". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. 
  25. ^ "OSN adds Disney movies channel in UAE". GulfNews. Al Nisr Publishing. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 

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