Disney La Chaîne

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La chaîne Disney
Disney La Chaîne.png
Launched September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
Owned by Corus Entertainment
(branding licensed from The Walt Disney Company)
(Teletoon Canada, Inc.[1])
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Language French
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Montreal, Québec
Replaced Télétoon Rétro
Sister channel(s)
Website La chaîne Disney
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 186 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 769 (SD)
Cable
CCAP Channel 97 (SD)
Cable Axion Channel 246 (SD)
Cablevision Channel 371 (SD)
Cogeco Channel 90 (SD)
Channel 582 (HD)
Rogers Cable Channel 626 (SD)
Shaw Cable Channel 909 (SD)
Vidéotron Channel 97 (SD)
Channel 697 (HD)
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 843 (SD)
Channel 943 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 154 (SD)
Channel 1154 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 443 (SD)
Optik TV Channel 27 (SD)
Channel 858 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 258 (SD)
Telus Quebec Channel 27 (SD)
Channel 858 (HD)
VMedia Channel 107 (SD) (QC)

La chaîne Disney is a Canadian French-language Category B specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment, and launched on September 1, 2015, replacing Télétoon Rétro. It is a localized version of the U.S. specialty network Disney Channel, broadcasting live-action and animated programming aimed at children.

The launch of the network came alongside a licensing deal reached between Disney and Corus, in which it acquired Canadian rights to Disney Channel's programming library, and the announcement of a Canadian version of Disney Channel broadcasting in English that launched concurrently. Previous rightsholder DHX Media did not operate any Disney Channel-branded services in English or French, and their only French-language Disney property was a French-Canadian version of children brand Disney Junior.

History[edit]

By virtue of its previous co-ownership with Family Channel, French-language dubs of Disney Channel programs were historically aired by Vrak.TV. Vrak.TV was separated from Family with the acquisition of Astral Media by Bell Media; in an attempt to relieve concerns surrounding Bell's total market share in English-language television following the merger, Bell elected to divest Family Channel and its sister networks to DHX Media, which included Astral's French-language version of Disney Junior.[2]

On April 16, 2015, Corus Entertainment announced that it had acquired long-term, Canadian multi-platform rights to Disney Channel's programming library; the cost and duration of the licensing deal were not disclosed. Alongside the licensing deal, Corus announced that it would officially launch a Canadian version of Disney Channel; the service will consist of linear television channels in English and French, along with TV Everywhere and video-on-demand services for digital platforms.[3][2]

The French-language service, La chaîne Disney, launched concurrently with its English-language counterpart on September 1, 2015. It replaced Télétoon Rétro in its previous channel allotments, and operates under the same CRTC license.[1][4]

Programming[edit]

La chaîne Disney's programming consists mainly of French-language dubs of existing programs from Disney Channel. Disney XD and Disney Junior programs are also included as part of their respective programming blocks, Disney Junior sur la chaîne Disney[5] and Disney XD Zone (referenced as XD Zone).[6][7]

Current programming[edit]

Disney Channel programming[edit]

Disney Junior programming[edit]

Disney XD programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]

Repeats[edit]

Disney Channel programming[edit]

Disney XD programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]

Along with the programs above, the channel airs movies as part of the programming block,Cinéma la chaîne Disney.

Upcoming programming[edit]

Disney Junior programming[edit]

Disney XD programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Disney Channel programming[edit]

Disney Junior programming[edit]

Disney XD programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website