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Family Jr.
Family Jr. logo.svg
Country Canada
Broadcast area Nationwide
Network Family
Slogan Let's Play!
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Language(s) English
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Owner WildBrain
Sister channels Family Channel
Family Chrgd
Launched November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)
Former names Playhouse Disney Channel (2007–2011)
Disney Junior (2011–2015)
Available on most cable systems Channel slots vary on each provider
Bell TV Channel 549 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channels 538 / 167 (SD)
Channel 74 / 574 (HD)
Bell Aliant Channel 259 (SD)
Channel 504 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 549 (SD)
Channel 1549 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 158 (SD)
SaskTel Channel 133 (SD)
Channel 433 (HD)
Telus Optik TV Channel 603 (HD East)
Channel 9603 (SD West)
VMedia Channel 68 (SD)
Zazeen Channel 138 (SD)
RiverTV Channel 25 (HD)

Family Jr. is a multiplex channel of the Canadian specialty channel Family Channel. Launched on November 30, 2007, it broadcasts programming aimed at preschool-aged children.

The channel previously operated under Disney's preschool television brands, including Playhouse Disney and later Disney Junior, but adopted the Family Jr. brand in 2015 following the acquisition of Canadian rights to Disney Junior by Corus Entertainment (who relaunched its own Canadian version as a separate service).

Along with its French-language counterpart, Télémagino, it is available in over 4 million Canadian households as of 2013. As it is a multiplex channel of Family Channel, the service is distributed at no additional charge to its subscribers.


Current programming

Canadian productions

  • Bob the Builder (December 5, 2015–present)
  • Caillou (February 5, 2018–present)
  • Chip and Potato (October 15, 2018–present)
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (September 4, 2017–present)
  • Dinotrux (September 16, 2017–present)
  • Elias: Rescue Team Adventures (July 3, 2017–present)
  • Justin Time (September 16, 2012–present)
  • Kate & Mim-Mim (September 5, 2015–present)
  • Kody Kapow (May 14, 2018–present)
  • Little People (March 14, 2016–present)
  • Mack & Moxy (June 9, 2018–present)
  • Mighty Mike (April 1, 2019–present)
  • Pajanimals (September 4, 2017–present)
  • Playdate (October 3, 2015–present)
  • Polly Pocket (July 8, 2018–present)
  • Rainbow Ruby (April 23, 2016–present)
  • Rev & Roll (September 2, 2019–present)
  • Space Ranger Roger (January 9, 2017–present)
  • Super Why! (November 7, 2016–present)
  • Yup Yups (September 16, 2013–present)

Acquired programming

Former programming

Related services

Family Jr. HD

On May 1, 2013, a high definition simulcast of Family Jr.'s (as Disney Junior) standard definition feed was launched. It is available on Eastlink, Rogers Cable, Shaw Direct, and Telus Optik TV.

Family Jr. On Demand

Family Jr. On Demand is a video on demand service featuring programming from Family Jr, available to subscribers of Family and Family Jr. (as Disney Junior) launched its own On Demand channel on May 6, 2011.

Family Jr. Go

Family Jr. Go is a service available on the App Store and Google Play Store. It is available to television customers of Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct. It shows new and old episodes of Family Jr. programming and is part of the Family app.

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