List of Disney TV programming blocks

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Disney stand alone programming TV blocks are block of Disney shows on non-Disney channels or TV stations around the world. Disney puts together stand alone TV block to reach those audiences that do not have access to cable or satellite.[1][2]

By the end of March 2000, Disney was in 35 countries in three regions, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific (13 countries) with 82 blocks with more than 9,000 hours total per year. The block were under various names: Disney Club, Disney’s FilmParade, Disneytime, Disney!, DisneyKid, Club Disney, Saturday Disney, Disney Adventures, Disney Animation Hour, Disney Fun Time, Good Morning Disney, Disney Hour, Disney Sandhya, Disney Toontown, Sunday Club Disney, I Love Disney, Disney Animation Time, Dragon Club (China).[3]

Disney also had a series of channels and blocks called Jetix, originally called Fox Kids, acquired in the purchase of Fox Family Worldwide, now ABC Family Worldwide.

List of blocks[edit]

Market block channel/network type length (hrs) premiered closed

A[edit]

Argentina Playhouse Disney an Artear channel 2007[4]
Australia Total Girl 7Two weekday mornings 2.5 March 5, 2012
K-Zone 7mate
Saturday Disney Seven Network/7flix[5] Saturday 3 January 27, 1990[6] September 24, 2016[7]
Playhouse Disney Seven Network weekly .5 2003[8][9]

Brazil[edit]

Brazil Disney on TV (Disney en TV) TV Globo[10] 2004 August 2015[11]
Disney World (Mundo Disney)[12] SBT[11] daily 2 September 1, 2015 present
Disney Movies (Cine Disney) 1980s
Success Screen (Tela de Sucessos) 1997 2004

C[edit]

Canada The Disney Afternoon (DA) CITV-DT weekday 2/day August 9, 1991[13]
Czech Republic Disney Club TV Nova weekly 2 2006[14]

China

Disney Adventures provincial broadcasters, free-to-air and cable[15]
Disney Club 12 stations (8/1997) 1995[16] before 2008
Dragon Club 80% of cable providers daily 2/day September 19, 1994[17][18]
Panda Club four of China's five regional broadcasters 3 blocks 2/block[19] October 3, 1994[17][18]

G–H[edit]

Germany

unnamed (or unrevealed name) Kirch Media's ProSieben Sunday afternoon movie 2002[20]
Disney Club TRL Saturday and Sunday[21][22] 2002[20]
ProSieben Saturday 2002[20]
Disney Filmparade TRL movie 2000[21] 2005[23]
ProSiebenSat.1 Group channel 2005[23]
Disney Time TRL -2000-[21]
ProSieben Sunday 2 late December 2004[23]
Kabel 1 3 late December 2004[23]
Hungary unnamed (or unrevealed name) RTL Klub Saturday morning 1 January 2003[8]

India[edit]

India

Disney Time Star Plus 1 -2005-[24]
unnamed or unmentioned DD -1994-[1][2]
unnamed or unmentioned Zee TV's Alpha language channels, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Bengali November 1, 2000 2001 contract was up ↑
Disney Jadoo DD (purchased time) Saturday 10am .5 2005[1][2]
Good Morning Disney Zee TV morning 2 2000[1][2][25]
Sony TV 2000 2002[1][2][25]
Disney Hour Zee TV afternoon 2000[1][2][25]
Sony TV 2000 2002[1][2][25]
unmentioned STAR Utsav -2005-[1][2]
Disney Sandhya' Eenadu TV daily Telugu dubbed 1999[26]

I–N[edit]

Italy Disney Cinemagic Sky Cinema Family weekend movies[27]
Japan Disney Time Dlife December 2013[28]
Kazakhstan Disney Club KTK weekly - 2006 (renewed) -[29]
Mexico Disney Club Azteca 7[30] 1998 2001[31]
new format 2001[31]
New Zealand Disney Club TV NZ October 2002[9]

R–T[edit]

Romania unrevealed RTV[8]
Spain Club Disney Tele 5 -1991-[32]
Thailand Disney Club BBTV weekly 60 minutes 2002[9]
90-minutes 2002[9] 2006[14]
100 minute 2006[14]

U–V[edit]

UAE Disney Club Dubai TV daily .5; Thu. & Fri. 1 2006[33]

United Kingdom

Diggin’ It ↔ GMTV February 2005[34]
Playhouse Disney ABC1 weekday mornings 1.5 2006 Summer[35] September 26, 2007[36]
Saturday Disney GMTV July 2, 1993[37]
USA ABC Kids (formerly Disney's One Saturday Morning) ABC Saturday morning 2 September 13, 1997 August 27, 2011
The Disney Afternoon (DA) syndication weekday afternoons 2/day September 10, 1990[38] August 31, 1997 (1997-08-31)[39]
Disney-Kellogg Alliance, unbranded (DKA; formerly DA) syndication weekday afternoons 1.5/day September 1, 1997 (1997-09-01)[39] August 1999 (1999-08)[40]
Disney's One Too (formerly DKA) UPN & syndication Sunday mornings & weekdays 2/day September 6, 1999[41] August 31, 2003
That's So Throwback Freeform Monday-Thursday late night 2[42] May 2, 2016
Treasures from the Disney Vault TCM quarterly classics ~9 December 21, 2014[43]
Vietnam Toon Disney HCMC TV February 2007[44]

Notes[edit]

Seven launched two weekday blocks (from 6:30am–9:00am) with mostly Disney programming on March 5, 2012 named after and aligned with affiliated Pacific Magazines's two tween magazines:[45][46]

Total Girl: is a girl focused block on 7Two with launch programs of Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, Jonas LA, Sonny With a Chance, Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up and The Fairies.
K-Zone is a boy aimed block on 7mate with launch programs of Handy Manny, Stitch!, Kick Buttowski, Phineas and Ferb, Pair of Kings, Zeke and Luther and I'm in the Band.

‡These two Chinese clubs found by ABC and DIC Entertainment before Disney's purchase of CC/ABC.
↔ This block had a companion website, www.diggit.co.uk, created in 2000 that allowed for personalization and creation of a "Dink", a custom virtual character.[47]
↑under a one-year revenue-sharing agreement with Zee marketing the block and guaranteeing a minimum revenue to Disney.[48]

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