Disney La Chaîne

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Disney La Chaîne
DisneyLaChaine.svg
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
NetworkDisney Channel
Owned byCorus Entertainment
(branding licensed from The Walt Disney Company)
(Teletoon Canada, Inc.)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
CountryCanada
LanguageFrench
Broadcast areaCanada
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
ReplacedTélétoon Rétro
Sister channel(s)
WebsiteLa chaîne Disney
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 186 (SD)
Shaw DirectChannel 769 (SD)
Cable
CCAPChannel 97 (SD)
Cable AxionChannel 246 (SD)
CablevisionChannel 371 (SD)
CogecoChannel 90 (SD)
Channel 582 (HD)
Rogers CableChannel 626 (SD)
Shaw CableChannel 909 (SD)
VidéotronChannel 97 (SD)
Channel 697 (HD)
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 843 (SD)
Channel 943 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 154 (SD)
Channel 1154 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 443 (SD)
Optik TVChannel 27 (SD)
Channel 858 (HD)
SaskTelChannel 258 (SD)
Telus QuebecChannel 27 (SD)
Channel 858 (HD)
VMediaChannel 107 (SD) (QC)

Disney La Chaîne (branded on-air as La chaîne Disney) is a Canadian French-language discretionary service owned by Corus Entertainment, and launched on September 1, 2015, replacing Télétoon Rétro. It is a localised version of the U.S. subscription network Disney Channel, broadcasting live-action and animated programming aimed at children in French-speaking regions of Canada.

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 never operated any Disney Channel-branded services in English or French, and its only French-language Disney-branded property was a French-language Canadian version of the preschool children's 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.[1]

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.[2][1]

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.[3][4]

In 2018, the channel was rebranded to match its English-language counterpart while keeping its logo.

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 XD Zone (shown on air as Disney XD Zone).[6][7] Original series from the three channels are labelled in bold.

Current programming[edit]

Main programming[edit]

Disney Junior programming[edit]

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

Upcoming programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Main programming[edit]

Disney Junior programming[edit]

XD Zone programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corus Entertainment snaps up Disney content from DHX Media, plans to launch Disney channel in Canada". Financial Post. Postmedia Network. April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Corus Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group join forces in landmark licensing agreement" (Press release). Corus Entertainment. CNW Group. April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Corus speciialty services - Ownership chart" (PDF). CRTC. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Corus trading Télétoon Rétro for La chaîne Disney". Cartt.ca. Retrieved August 13, 2015.(subscription required)
  5. ^ http://www.disneylachaine.ca/junior
  6. ^ "La chaîne Disney : New TV Offer for the Whole Family Starting September 1!". Corus Entertainment. Corus. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Get Ready Canada! Disney Channel Arrives on September 1!" (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.

External links[edit]

Official website