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Disney Junior is a brand of children's TV channels owned by The Walt Disney Company. Since its American debut on February 14, 2011, the brand was launched worldwide. In most countries the channel was formerly known as Playhouse Disney.

Current channels

Disney Junior & Mickey Mornings

Market Name Type Formerly Launch date Closing date Operator Notes
United States Junior Channel Soapnet (Except for DirectTV, which replaced NASA TV, which moved to another channel and is still airing today. In DirectTV’s case, Soapnet was replaced by an Informercial Channel) March 23, 2012 (except for DirectTV) N/A Disney Channels Worldwide None
Mickey Mornings Block on Disney Junior June 1, 2020 N/A
France Junior Channel Playhouse May 28, 2011 N/A N/A
Channel, HD
Germany Channel July 14, 2011 N/A Disney Co. (Germany)
Mickey Mornings Block on Disney Junior February 18, 2019 N/A
Romania Junior Channel As a block on Disney Channel March 1, 2012 N/A N/A
Latin America As a block on Fox Channel (2 feeds) N/A March 22, 2020 N/A The Walt Disney Company Latin America – Media Networks
Channel (3 feeds) Playhouse April 1, 2011 N/A
Canada Channel N/A December 1, 2015 N/A Corus Entertainment This is the revived Canadian version of Disney Junior & Disney XD in English and Disney Junior on La Chaîne Disney in Québécois French after the DHX’s breakup.
Middle East & North Africa Playhouse April 1, 2011 N/A N/A None
South Africa June 1, 2011 N/A N/A
Spain June 11, 2011 N/A N/A
Mickey Mornings Block on Disney Junior November 2020
Indonesia Junior Channel Playhouse July 11, 2011 N/A The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia
Korea Channel
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Philippines Channel
Hong Kong Channel July 11, 2011 N/A N/A
Israel N/A July 18, 2011 (yes)
November 27, 2013 (HOT)
N/A N/A
Poland Junior Playhouse 2011 N/A N/A
Mickey Mornings Block on Disney Junior N/A November 2020
Portugal Junior Channel Disney Cinemagic November 1, 2012 N/A N/A
Mickey Mornings Block on Disney Channel N/A November 2020
India Junior Channel, block on Disney (1.45 Hr.) Playhouse 2011 N/A N/A
Taiwan Channel N/A December 1, 2013 N/A N/A
Japan Block on Disney Playhouse July 3, 2011 N/A N/A
Channel N/A October 1, 2012
Russia Mickey Mornings Block on Disney Junior May 1, 2020 N/A Owned by The Walt Disney Company CIS with UTH.
Netherlands November 17, 2020 N/A Owned by The Walt Disney Company (Benelux) BV

Former channels

Market Name Type Formerly Launch date Discontinued date Replaced by Notes
Romania Junior Block Playhouse June 1, 2011 March 1, 2012 N/A Owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Portugal Junior Block Playhouse June 1, 2011 June 2013 N/A Owned by The Walt Disney Company Spain & Portugal.

Canada (Astral Media and DHX Media)

Junior Channel Playhouse May 6, 2011 September 18, 2015 Family Jr. Operated under a brand licensing agreement by DHX Media. A different English-language Disney Junior was launched by Corus Entertainment on December 1, 2015
Junior Channel, French Playhouse Disney Télé Télémagino
Hungary Junior Block on Disney Channel (DC) Playhouse 2011 December 5, 2017 discontinued Replaced by Disney+ in 2021
Junior Channel Jr. Block on DC July 1, 2015
Southeast Asia Junior As a block on Disney Channel Playhouse July 11, 2011 July 31, 2018 N/A Owned by The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia
Netherlands Junior Channel Playhouse September 10, 2011 April 1, 2019 Mickey Mornings Owned by The Walt Disney Company (Benelux) BV. After a year absence later, the channel becomes a morning block on Disney Channel.
New Zealand Junior Channel Playhouse May 29, 2011 November 30, 2019 Disney+ Owned by The Walt Disney Company (Australia)
Latin America Junior As a block on Disney Channel (4 feeds) Playhouse April 11, 2011 March 21, 2020 As a block on Fox Channel (2 feeds) Owned by The Walt Disney Company Latin America – Media Networks
Australia Junior Channel Playhouse May 29, 2011 April 30, 2020 Disney+ Owned by The Walt Disney Company (Australia)
Italy Junior Channel Playhouse May 14, 2011 May 1, 2020 Owned by The Walt Disney Company Italia SPA
Junior +1 Channel, time shift Playhouse +1
Singapore Junior Channel Playhouse July 11, 2011 May 31, 2020 Owned by The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)
United Kingdom Junior Channel Playhouse May 7, 2011 October 1, 2020 Owned by The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Junior +1 Channel, time shift Playhouse +1
Junior HD Channel, HD Playhouse
Malaysia Junior Channel Playhouse July 11, 2011 December 31, 2020 Disney+ Hotstar Owned by The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)
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