Disney Channel (Scandinavian TV channel) facts for kids
|Slogan||"Share the Joy" (May 2014-)|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|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)|
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company|
|Sister channels||Disney XD
|Launched||February 28, 2003|
|Boxer (Sweden)||Channel 31|
|PlusTV (Finland)||Channel 52|
|RiksTV (Norway)||Channel 14|
|Boxer (Denmark)||Channel 25|
|Com Hem (Sweden)||Channel 154|
|dna Welho (Finland)||Channel 160|
|Anvia (Finland)||Channel 78|
|Canal Digital (Finland and Norway)||Channel 105|
|Viasat||Channel 12, Channel 9 or Channel 60|
|Canal Digital (Sweden)||Channel 90|
Disney Channel is a Scandinavian children's channel owned by The Walt Disney Company.
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 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 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.
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.