Disney Channel (Indian TV channel) facts for kids
|Picture format||576i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Sister channels||Star Plus
Disney International HD
|Launched||17 December 2004|
|Asianet Digital||Channel 329|
|Tata Sky||Channel 658|
|Dish TV||Channel 977|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 603|
|Airtel Digital TV||Channel 458|
|Sun Direct||Channel 522|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 505|
Disney Channel is an Indian pay television channel operated by Disney India. The channel is the Indian equivalent to the original American network and was launched on 17 December 2004. Disney Channel is available as a pay-TV channel on most subscription TV providers. The channel is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The channel became the fifth most watched kids channel across all genres with TRP as of October 2020.
The Playhouse Disney brand expanded to India in 2006 as a block on Disney Channel. On 4 July 2011, it was replaced by Disney Junior, which eventually became available as a 24-hour channel.
Disney International HD
On 5 October 2017 The Walt Disney Company India officially announced that they would launch Disney International HD on 29 October 2017. The channel exclusively airs international live action content from the Disney Channel library such as Austin & Ally, K.C. Undercover, Liv and Maddie, Hannah Montana as well as Disney Channel Original Movies such as Teen Beach, Descendants. However in 2019 the channel aired some animated content for a short time.
On 20 January 2019, Marvel HQ was launched, replacing the Indian version of Disney XD. Marvel HQ mainly focuses on airing shows produced by Marvel Animation, but despite the name, airs non-Marvel content as well.
Hungama TV was launched on 26 September 2004. The channel was originally owned by UTV Software Communications, but The Walt Disney Company India purchased it in 2006. The programming lineup mainly consists of Japanese and Indian animated shows.
- See also: Disney Channel India Original Series
Unlike most Disney Channel networks around the world, the channel airs very little content from the North American networks. Disney Channel India mostly focuses on local and some Japanese content as they are more popular with Indian audiences. Due to high popularity of Doraemon, it is scheduled most of the time on the channel (despite not being a Disney show) to maintain high viewership.
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