Disney Channel

Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands

Disney is closing 18 linear networks in Asia as it focuses its attention on nascent streamer Disney+. Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Life and FX will all be shuttered in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong in October, less than three years since the Mouse House acquired them through its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Kids networks […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

Canal+ strikes exclusive deal with Disney for new services

Canal+ Group and Disney have struck a deal that will see Canalsat become the exclusive distributor in France of Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney Channel and new premium service Disney Cinema, Disney catch-up services and new educational on-demand service Disney English. Canal+ said that the deal marked a new stage in its partnership with […]

Sky boosts on-demand offer with new Disney deal

Sky has agreed a new multi-year deal with Disney UK and Ireland that will let viewers watch more Disney series than are currently available through catch up TV and on-demand. Through the deal, viewers will be able to watch more Disney Channels content on-demand, and will also be able to access ABC Studios drama and […]

Multimedia Polska in new deal with Disney

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has struck a new agreement with The Walt Disney Company Poland for the distribution of Disney Studios, Disney/Pixar and Marvel Studios films and animation content as part of its video-on-demand offering.  The deal takes forward an agreement signed in January that saw Multimedia Polska agree to carry channels Disney Junior, […]

Tele Columbus expands HDTV offering

German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV offering, adding three new channels to its line-up. The operator will begin airing ProSiebenSat.1’s ProSieben Maxx HD channel, MTV HD and Disney Channel HD from April 28. The channels will be available to over one million homes that take Tele Columbus’s HD services. Tele Columbus chief […]

New channels for Multimedia Polska

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has added nine new channels to its line-up.  The operator has added Disney Channel to its StartBox, MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packages, while Polsat Romans, Disney XD and Motowizja HD have joined the MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packs. Multimedia Polsat has also added Disney Jr, Comedy Central HD, Polsat Viasat […]

Disney Channel launches on German free TV

Germany’s latest competitor in the children’s free-to-air channels market has arrived. Disney Channel launched on Friday as the newest entrant in a market that already includes Super RTL and KiKA. Disney Channel was previously available on pay TV in Germany, but The Walt Disney Company decided to make the move some 18 months ago after […]

Disney Channel joins Turkish VOD service

The Disney Channel has launched on Turkish VOD platform NetD. The deal will allow NetD subscribers watch Disney programming such as Phineas and Ferb live and on-demand. NetD is channel operator Doğan Media Holding’s VOD service. Besides Disney, it offers channels such as Kanal D, CNN Turk and TV2 as they broadcast on linear TV. […]

OSN signs exclusive first-run deal with Disney

Middle East pay TV broadcaster OSN has signed a content deal with The Walt Disney Company giving it exclusive first-run subscription service rights to Disney movies, ABC Studios series and Turkish adaptations of ABC Studios series. As part of the deal, OSN has extended its agreement with Disney for carriage of Disney Channel, Disney XD […]