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Disney Channel Scandinavia
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Broadcast area
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
Slogan "Share the Joy" (May 2014-)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Programming
Language(s) English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish (subtitles for most TV shows, continuity and bumpers in English), Russian (continuity and bumpers in English)
Picture format 16:9 (widescreen)
Ownership
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Sister channels Disney XD
Disney Junior
History
Launched February 28, 2003; 18 years ago (2003-02-28)
Links
Website disneychannel.se,
disneychannel.dk,
disneychannel.no
Availability
Terrestrial
Boxer (Sweden) Channel 31
PlusTV (Finland) Channel 52
RiksTV (Norway) Channel 14
Boxer (Denmark) Channel 25
Digitalísland Channel 60
Cable
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 154
dna Welho (Finland) Channel 160
Anvia (Finland) Channel 78
Satellite
Canal Digital (Finland and Norway) Channel 105
Viasat Channel 12, Channel 9 or Channel 60
IPTV
Canal Digital (Sweden) Channel 90

Disney Channel is a Scandinavian children's channel owned by The Walt Disney Company.

Programming

The channel is mainly aimed at children, broadcasting Disney television series 24 hours daily. Disney feature films are also an important part of the channel's programming. All of the programmes are dubbed into local languages. Since autumn 2012, Disney Channel broadcast with different video streams between the countries with its audio stream, but schedule is still the same. Many syndicated programmes have been aired on Disney Channel, such as The Fairly OddParents and Scaredy Squirrel.

Other channels and services

Disney XD

Disney XD was a male-skewed children's channel which broadcasts 16 hours a day between 6:00 AM CET and 10:00 PM CET. It replaced Jetix and Toon Disney on September 12, 2009. Jetix used to end its daily broadcasts at 6:00 PM. Disney XD is funded by advertising, as was Jetix, while Toon Disney was commercial-free. It shutted down on December 31, 2020.

Disney Junior

Disney Junior is a channel aimed at preschoolers which was launched in October 2006 on the Canal Digital and Viasat satellite operators as Playhouse Disney. Later on, the channel was launched on cable operators. On Com Hem, the largest cable operator in Sweden, the channel was launched on April 2, 2007. On September 10, 2011, Playhouse Disney was rebranded as Disney Junior.

Website

In Summer 2007, a video service called Disney Play was added, which is only available in the region. In 2012 the site was updated because of a new logo. In November 2013 the site was updated again to the same look as the Disney Channel UK's website.

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