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Disney Channel
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Country Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia
Broadcast area Asia
(except Malaysia & Singapore)
Headquarters Corporate office: 1 #06-01 Sandcrawler, Fusionopolis View, Singapore 138577
Studios and production facility: 4 Loyang Ln #01-01/02 and #02-01/02., Singapore 508914
Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Programming
Language(s) English
Mandarin
(live-action programming subtitled only)
Malay
(select programs)
Tamil
(live-action programming subtitled only)
Indonesian
(live-action programming subtitled only)
Thai
(live-action programming subtitled only)
Vietnamese (subtitles)
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner Disney Branded Television
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
Sister channels
History
Launched September 1, 1996; 24 years ago (1996-09-01)
Closed June 1, 2020; 10 months ago (2020-06-01) (Singapore)
January 1, 2021; 3 months ago (2021-01-01) (Malaysia)

Disney Channel (formerly known as The Disney Channel from 1996 to 1997) is a pan-Asian pay television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific). Most of its original programming is aimed at pre-teens and adolescents ages 10–16 while its Disney Junior programs are targeted at younger children, although certain programs are aimed at audiences of all ages. The channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically-released and original made-for-cable movies and select other third-party programming. Some countries do not carry the channel, due to either a lack of capacity or government restrictions.

Presentation and logos

With the launch of the channel in 1996, Disney Channel Asia adopted the UK network's presentation designed by Lambie-Nairn. It then used the splat logo in 1997 with the opening of Disney Channel France. Later in 1999, Disney Channel Asia began to use the "Circles" presentation package until July 2003, when the US logo (and design package by CA Square) as the "Bounce" graphics, it became the channel's on-air presentation format, then later rebranded using the "Ribbon" graphics from 2007 until 2011. Two more redesigns were made in 2012, then in 2014 with the current wordmark logo.

Disney Channel Asia started using parts of the US "Social Media" rebrand from 1 December 2017, and rebranded fully on 1 January 2018 at 6am. As of 2020 it has also used elements of the US "Item Age" graphics.

Feeds

Asia

The main feed is available in Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar and Cambodia. It was available in the Middle East until the region got its own feed in 1997.

This feed stopped airing movies and started sharing the same schedule with the Indonesian feed on 1 February 2021.

Indonesia

The schedule was very similar to the main feed, with the exclusions of movies at launch. It was separated from the main feed since 1 September 2020 due to the launch of Disney+ Hotstar on 5 September 2020.

This feed later started sharing the same schedule with the main feed on 1 February 2021. There are also Disney+ Hotstar idents on this feed.

Philippines

Same schedule as the Asia feed, plus local advertisements.

Vietnam

1-hour timeshifted version of the main Asia feed with local advertisements, Vietnamese translations in promos and subtitles.

Hong Kong

Own schedule with local advertisements; separated from the main feed on 2 April 2004. It is broadcast in English and Cantonese.

Taiwan

It was the first overseas feed launched by Disney Channel worldwide. It began operations in March 1995. Currently, it has its own schedule with local advertisements and broadcasts solely in Taiwanese Mandarin.

Defunct feeds

Singapore

Schedule was similar to the main feed, plus local advertisements. Some programming was replaced by sitcoms. This feed ceased operations on June 1, 2020, due to the launch of Disney+ on 23 February 2021.

Malaysia and Brunei

Same schedule as the Asia feed, plus local advertisements. It was available in four languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. This channel was only available on Astro in Malaysia and Kristal-Astro in Brunei. This feed ceased operations on January 1, 2021 along with its sister channels, on Astro.

Programming

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