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ABC1 logo
Picture format 576i (4:3 SDTV)
Owner Disney–ABC Television Group
Launched 27 September 2004; 17 years ago (2004-09-27)
Closed 26 September 2007; 14 years ago (2007-09-26)
Replaced by Playhouse Disney + (Sky)
(at time of closure)
Freeview Channel 15 (except Wales)
(06:00 - 18:00)
Virgin Media Channel 161
UPC Ireland Channel 506
Tiscali TV Channel 21
Sky Channel 170

ABC1 was a television channel owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company, available to the viewers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It used the branding of the Disney-owned American network, ABC.

The channel had general entertainment programming with programming from the US parent channel, apart from the weekend morning programming block Playhouse Disney, which was aimed at children.


  • 8 Simple Rules
  • Commander In Chief
  • Daddio
  • Ellen
  • General Hospital
  • Ghost Whisperer
  • The Geena Davis Show
  • Home Improvement
  • Hope & Faith
  • Kevin Hill
  • Less than Perfect
  • Mad About You
  • Moonlighting
  • Once and Again
  • Rodney
  • Scrubs
  • Sports Night
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