Disney XD (Latin America)

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Disney XD
Disney XD - 2015.svg
Launched November 8, 1996
(Fox Kids Network)
1998
(Fox Kids)
August 1, 2004
(Jetix)
July 3, 2009
(Disney XD)
Owned by The Walt Disney Company Latin America
Picture format 16:9 480i/576i (SDTV)
Country Latin America
Language Spanish
Portuguese
(Brazilian feed only)
English
(only via SAP audio track)
Broadcast area Latin America and The Caribbean
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
São Paulo, Brazil
Mexico City, Mexico
Coro, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Santiago, Chile
Formerly called Fox Kids Network
(1996-1998)
Fox Kids
(1998–2004)
Jetix
(2004–2009)
Sister channel(s) Disney Channel
Disney Junior
ESPN
Website Latin American website
Brazilian website
Availability
Satellite
SKY México Channel 311 (north feed)
Dish Network Mexico Channel 304 (north feed)
DirecTV LA Channel 316
Telefónica TV Channel 307 (central feed)
SKY Brazil Channel 93
Telefônica TV Channel 320
Via Embratel Channel 94
Oi TV Channel 106
Vivo TV Channel 24
DirecTV Caribbean Channel 316 (north feed)
Cable
Unicable Channel 23
TVA Channel 28
Multicanal Channel 26
Cablevisión Channel 320
AMNET Televisión Channel 53
Cabletica Channel 32
VTR Chile Channel 7
Flow Trinidad Channel 41 / 162

Disney XD is a basic cable and satellite television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is broadcast throughout the region into five feeds, and features animated programs and sitcoms,[1] primarily marketed to kids and teenagers from 6 to 14. It is directly operated by Disney & ESPN Media Networks and The Walt Disney Company Latin America, which are owned by The Walt Disney Company.

History[edit]

Fox Kids logo used from 1998 to 2004.
Jetix logo used from 2004 to 2009.
Logo used from 2009 to 2015, used as an on-screen bug until May 31, 2016

The channel was launched on November 8, 1996 as Fox Kids, being the third overseas market the channel reaches at the time. On July 31, 2004, the TV network was rebranded as Jetix with new on-screen graphics and the premiere of new original shows developed by Disney, due to the acquisition of the Fox Family Worldwide franchise in July 2001, which involved the Latin American management division of the channel. In May 2009, after Toon Disney being rebranded to Disney XD in the United States, the Latin American-Disney branch confirmed the Disney XD brand will be rollout in the region replacing Jetix starting July 3, 2009 . On January 18, 2010 a Chilean feed was introduced (collectively known as the Pacific feed), which also broadcasts in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador with the Chilean time onscreen (UTC−4/-3), pulling off the Argentinian feed that used to air in those countries since 1996 as Fox Kids.

Starting from July 2015, Disney partially implemented a new branding image on the channel's Latin American feeds as part of the "#GameOn" programming block, featuring gaming-based graphics, the premiere of new episodes and series, such as Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. This branding image was based off from the 2015 US graphics, and it's currently being used on international feeds starting late-2016. Since April 2016, the programming block is phased out and Disney XD gradually implements the current graphical branding on its promos, until it fully rebrands on 1 June 2016, when the on-screen logo was later changed with the current look.

On August 2016, the channel changed its aspect ratio from fullscreen to widescreen. On June 2017, the Pacific feed stopped broadcasting as an independent feed and, instead, became a semi-timeshift channel by one hour (and a mirror feed in Summer due to Chilean DST), relying on the South feed, with Argentine ads being replaced by Chilean, Bolivian and Peruvian commercials.

Feeds[edit]

Disney XD Latin America is divided into five feeds across the region, featuring Spanish and Portuguese language-programming in Hispanic America and Brazil, respectively:[2]

  • Brazil: directly intended for Brazil and broadcasts in Brazilian Portuguese.
  • North: it is aimed at Colombia, Venezuela, Central America and the Dominican Republic. It uses the Colombian timezone as reference.
  • Mexico: aimed directly towards Mexico. The Central timezone is used as the default for the channel.
  • South: broadcasts in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. It uses the Argentine timezone as the default time on promos. It also has a mirror feed aimed at Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, which delays TV broadcast based from the Chilean timezone (acts as a mirror feed during DST, and as a 1-hour timeshift feed during winter time).

Disney had previously launched an additional feed for the channel, being named "Disney XD Pacific" which covered Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia available since January 18, 2010, replacing the South feed which has been distributed on those countries since the channel's inception as Fox Kids. On June 2017, however, this feed shifts to a timeshift channel relying on the South feed, and thus it loses its autonomous programming schedule after 7 years.

Programming[edit]

Disney XD Latin America primarily airs programming produced by the Walt Disney Television Animation, Disney XD Original Series, theatre-premiered movies and third-party television shows. The following list contains shows that have been or are currently broadcast on Disney XD in Latin America.[3]

Current programming[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Reruns[edit]

Former programs[edit]

Note: Now including shows from the Fox Kids and Jetix eras

See also[edit]

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