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Disney Junior
Country Malaysia
Philippines
Indonesia
Thailand
Vietnam
Broadcast area Asia (except Malaysia and Singapore)
Slogan Where The Magic Begins
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) Chinese
Malay
Indonesian
Tamil
Thai
English
Vietnamese
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 / 4:3 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)
Disney Channels Worldwide
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
Sister channels
History
Launched 24 May 2004; 16 years ago (2004-05-24) (as Playhouse Disney)
11 July 2011; 9 years ago (2011-07-11) (as Disney Junior)
Closed 1 June 2020; 10 months ago (2020-06-01) (Singapore)
1 January 2021; 3 months ago (2021-01-01) (Malaysia: Astro, Kristal-Astro and NJOI)
Replaced by Nick Jr. (Malaysia: Astro, Kristal-Astro and NJOI)
Former names Playhouse Disney (2004–2011)
Availability
Cable
Sky Cable / Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 38 (Digital)
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 27
Parasat Cable TV
(Cagayan de Oro)
Channel 54
Bohol Community Cable TV
(Tagbilaran)
Channel 39
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 121
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 448
HTVC
(Vietnam)
Channel 52 (Analog)
Channel 49 (Digital)
Cable TV Hong Kong
(Hong Kong)
Channel 531
Satellite
Cignal
(Philippines)
Channel 70
MNC Vision
(Indonesia)
Channel 43 (SD)
Channel 472 (HD)
TransVision
(Indonesia)
Channel 201
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 448
HiTRON
(Papua New Guinea)
Channel 26
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 95
IPTV
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 442
UseeTV (Indonesia) Channel 302
MYTV Super
(Hong Kong)
Channel 101
Unifi TV (Malaysia) Channel 557 (HD) (Coming Soon)
Streaming media
TrueID TV
(Thailand)
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Disney Junior (formerly known as Playhouse Disney) is a Southeast Asian pay television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company (excluding and formerly including Malaysia and Singapore). Aimed mainly for children between 2 through 8 years of age, its programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically-released and made-for-DVD movies and select other third-party programming. Disney Junior also lent its name to an early morning program block seen on sister network Disney Channel, branded as "Disney Junior on Disney Channel."

The block was discontinued on 31 July 2018 in favor of using the Disney Channel moniker.

Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior ceased transmission in Singapore on June 1, 2020, on both Singtel and StarHub. The Singaporean launch of Disney+ is scheduled to take place on 23 February 2021.

On 5 August 2020, Disney Junior upgraded to HD on Astro due to high viewership. On 10 December 2020, it was announced that Disney Junior, including its sister channels, ceased operations on January 1, 2021, at 12:00am due to Astro's decision not to renew their contract and refreshing Kids Pack with new channels Nick Jr. and Boomerang. At this moment, Astro didn't announce that they will resume the broadcast of Disney channels due to the refreshed Kids Pack.

Feeds

  • Main: Available in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
  • Hong Kong: Available in Hong Kong and Macau with its own schedule. Broadcast in Cantonese and English.
  • Taiwan: Available in Taiwan with its own schedule. Broadcast in Taiwanese Mandarin and English
  • Mainland China: Available in Mainland China with its own schedule. Broadcast in Chinese

Defunct feeds

  • Singapore: The schedule was similar to the main feed, plus local advertisements. The feed ceased operations on 31 May 2020 due to an expired contract with both StarHub and Singtel, and the launch of Disney+, set to take place on 23 February 2021.
  • Malaysia: The schedule was similar to the main feed, plus local advertisements. The feed ceased operations on 31 December 2020 on Astro, due to an expired contract, renewing Kids Pack, and a possibility of a launch of Disney+ Hotstar.

Programming

Current programming

Original programming from Disney Junior USA

Original programming from Disney Channel

Acquired programming

Upcoming programming

Acquired programming

Interstitial programming/Shorts

Original

Acquired

Former programming

Original programming

Acquired programming

Disney Junior Magazine Philippines

Disney Junior Magazine Philippines (known as Disney Junior Magazine and formerly known as Playhouse Disney Magazine Philippines) is an educational magazine published in the Philippines by Summit Media in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.

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