Disney Junior

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 […]

Hulu strikes content deal with Disney

US streaming service Hulu has inked a content deal with Disney that gives it over 500 episodes of kids programming. The deal, which marks Hulu stepping up its kids TV output, gives the streaming service programming from the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD linear channels. Hulu gets exclusive SVOD rights to the raft […]

Disney Jr available on OSN in Arabic

The Disney Junior channel is now available on the OSN pay TV platform in the Middle East with a dedicated Arabic-language audio feed. The move will enable kids in the region to view  animated series such as Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Lion Guard, Miles from Tomorrow and Doc McStuffins among others in […]

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, […]

Disney launches new iOS app for pre-schoolers

Pay TV channel provider Disney EMEA has launched a new app for pre-schoolers, Disney Junior TV Favourites. The app, currently available for iOS devices, offers episoedes from four Disney Junior shows – Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – and is available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, […]

Netia adds Disney Junior

Polish service provider Netia is adding Disney Junior to its programming line-up. The channel will be part of Netia’s Młodsze Dzieci pack aimed at younger children. As a promotional offer, Netia will make Disney Junior, along with Disney Channel and Disney XD, available free-of-charge to all subscribers for two weeks from November 12. The addition […]

Disney expands HD offering in German-speaking region

Disney XD and Disney Junior are launching in HD in the German speaking region for the first time, with a launch on Swiss pay TV platform Teleclub. Disney XD and Disney Junior will be available in HD on Teleclub from February 5, carried on the Swisscom TV platform. The two channels will be part of […]

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 […]