Disney XD (Canada)

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This article is about a Canadian television channel that is operated by Corus Entertainment and launched on December 1, 2015. For the Canadian television channel that was previously known as Disney XD, see Family Chrgd.
Disney XD
Disney XD - 2015.svg
Launched December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
Owned by Corus Entertainment
(branding licensed by The Walt Disney Company)
Slogan The Future is Now! (primary)
Yes! (secondary)
Melty (summer)
Country Canada
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s)
Website Disney XD Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 1652 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 76 / 176 (HD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable providers. Check local listings for details.
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 512 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 1553 (HD)
MTS Channel 160 (SD)
Channel 1160 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9616 (SD)
Channel 616 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 89 (SD)
Channel 389 (HD)
VMedia Channel 232 (SD)
Zazeen Channel 147 (HD)

Disney XD is a Canadian English-language exempted Category B specialty channel[1] owned by Corus Entertainment. Launched on December 1, 2015, it is a localized and licensed version of the US cable channel Disney XD, which broadcasts live-action and animated programming aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 11.

History[edit]

Prior to the launch of this channel, a Canadian version of Disney XD was launched by Astral Media on June 1, 2011 as a spin-off of Family Channel, which had historically held rights to the programming of Disney Channel and its spin-off brands.[2][3] After Bell Media acquired Astral in 2013, the company sold Disney XD along with its sister channels (Family Channel and the French and English versions of Disney Junior) to DHX Media. Corus Entertainment purchased the Canadian rights to Disney programming on April 16, 2015. As a result, the Disney XD-branded channel owned by DHX was renamed as extensions of their Family Channel brand: Family Chrgd.[3]

Disney XD programming aired in a programming block on the Canadian version of Disney Channel, which Corus launched on September 1, 2015.[3][4] The block was put on hiatus for a year on November 29 and Disney XD (along with Disney Junior) was re-launched by Corus on December 1, 2015[5] with a marathon of the second season of Star Wars Rebels.[6] DHX's rights to Disney XD programming, which aired on Family Chrgd and their three other television services, expired in January 2016.[3]

Disney XD is the only Disney channel in Canada that does not have a French-language version, though Disney La Chaîne (the French-language counterpart of Disney Channel in English) airs Disney XD programming in the French-language as part of a programming block called (Disney) XD Zone.

On November 3, 2016, the Disney XD branding was used for both the channel and the English-language block. Since then, Disney XD now exists as a 24/7 channel and a 2-hour Thursday night block on Disney Channel in Canada.

Current Programming[edit]

Animated series[edit]

Reruns of animated series[edit]

Acquired animated series[edit]

Live-action series[edit]

Reruns of live-action series[edit]

Disney XD programming on other Corus channels[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Animated series[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Live-action series[edit]

Animated series and comedy series[edit]

Family Chrgd[edit]

These shows are still airing on the channel that was formerly called Disney XD.

Programming Blocks[edit]

  • Marvel Universe - This block airs such Marvel programs as Guardians of the Galaxy. This block is also mixed in with other Disney XD programs such as Phineas and Ferb, Future-Worm!, Pickle and Peanut, Kirby Buckets, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

Seasonal[edit]

  • Melty Summer - This block airs all summer long and airs weekdays with new episodes of select shows and new series.
  • Christmas - This block features a mix of holiday-themed specials all December long.
  • Halloween - This block features a mix of Halloween specials.

See also[edit]

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