Disney Channel (Australia and New Zealand)
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|Launched||8 June 1996|
|Owned by||The Walt Disney Company|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Audience share||1.3% (February 2008, )|
|Slogan||The Best Place to Be Find Your Story!|
Papua New Guinea
|Formerly called||The Disney Channel (1996-1997)|
|Sister channel(s)||Disney Junior
|SKY Network Television (NZ)||Channel 100|
|Optus TV||Channel 707|
|TransTV Digital||Channel 201|
|Neighbourhood Cable||Channel 28|
|Vodafone (NZ)||Channel 100|
|Foxtel Play||Channel 707|
|Fetch TV||Channel 144|
|Foxtel Go||Channel 707|
Disney Channel is a television channel that is broadcast in Australia and New Zealand. It is mainly aimed at children and their families. The programming is broken up by a number of breaks, during which trailers for Disney's programs are usually shown. It does occasionally broadcast commercial advertisements. On 1 September 2009, Disney Channel started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen.
The Disney Channel has been broadcast by Optus since 8 June 1996. It became available though Austar on 1 April 2001, through Foxtel on 1 December 2001, through TransTV on 21 January 2002, and is also available on Neighbourhood Cable. It was formerly available on SelecTV from September 2008 until the closure of its English service in late 2010.
It has been broadcast on New Zealand's pay television network, SKY Network Television, since December 2003. On 5 December 2005, Disney Channel launched the Playhouse Disney channel in Australia on the Foxtel, Austar, and Optus television digital services and in New Zealand on the SKY Network Television digital service. On 1 September 2009, the channel started 16:9 widescreen broadcasting. On 6 February 2012, a new logo was adopted.
Hanging With is a local series which airs on Disney Channel Australia, premiering on 13 July 2013. The series takes the form of a variety show, and airs 4:30 pm (AEST) weekdays with two hosts who act as the faces of Disney Channel. The hosts present Disney programs and news, along with celebrity interviews and other comedy segments. It is currently hosted by Adam Roberts and Ashleigh “Ash” Wells.
Disney Junior is a 24-hour Australian cable and satellite channel available on local platforms. It launched on 5 December 2005 as Playhouse Disney and on 29 May 2011 as Disney Junior. All of the programs target younger kids.
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The Disney Channel, which kicks off with the TV premiere of Aladdin at 6.30 pm on Saturday, June 8
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You'll be able to enjoy a world of fun and adventure, with Disney Channel coming to FOXTEL for the first time! Disney Channel becomes part of our Entertainment Plus package, moving TCM from Entertainment Plus into the Movies package.
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