Disney Channel
DisneyChannelEMEA.svg
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast area
HeadquartersBergweg 50, Hilversum
Programming
Language(s)
Picture format
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company (Benelux) BV
ParentThe Walt Disney Company EMEA
Sister channelsDisney XD
History
Launched3 October 2009; 12 years ago (2009-10-03)
Links
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)
KPN iTVKPN iTV (Europe only)
XS4AllWebTV (Netherlands only)
Online.nl TV appWatch live (Netherlands only)

Disney Channel is the Dutch edition based on the American channel of the same name, owned by the Walt Disney Company. The channel is broadcatsing free-to-cable, and all content is dubbed in Dutch. The channel features a mix of original sitcoms, teen drama series, animation movies and original movies (presented as DCOMs). English audio is also available on the operators Ziggo, Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen, Caiway, Proximus and Telenet. There are two different versions with local advertisements. While currently not using a slogan, the tagline 'Dat moet je meemaken!' (English: 'You have got to experience this!') has been used in the past.

Since 2012, a dedicated version is proposed for Flanders (except on satellite).

History

The channel first launched on UPC Netherlands on 3 October 2009.[1] On 30 October 2009 it launched in Flanders on Telenet and Belgacom.[2] On 22 June 2010 it was added to analogue. In September 2011 the Playhouse Disney block became Disney Junior. On 1 September 2011 it launched on Ziggo.[3] The channel was scheduled for a release on Caiway in October 2011, but that has been cancelled.[4]

In early 2012 hours were expanded and a new logo was adopted. On 16 August 2012 it launched on CanalDigitaal and TV Vlaanderen at Astra 23.5 East.[5] In July 2013 subtitled programs were moved to late night.[6] In October 2013 subtitled programs were moved to the weekend nights.[7] On 1 April 2014, Disney Channel started transmitting with dual audio channels (Dutch and Original). There are standard no Dutch subtitles, however in most cases subtitles can be activated with text page 888.[8]

Disney Channel, Disney XD 24 hours and Disney Junior became available on KPN Interactive TV and on KPN's subsidiary Telfort on 2 April 2014. However, the Disney channels are solely in Dutch dub on these two operators. It is currently unknown when the original English audio channel will become available on KPN.

From 25 March 2015 Disney Channel HD and Disney XD HD is available at KPN, XS4All and Telfort.

From 1 July 2015 Disney Channel HD, Disney XD 24 and Disney Junior become available through Caiway and Caiway Albrandswaard. However, in Albrandswaard only the SD version of Disney Channel is available.

On 2 November 2015 Disney Channel is available through KPNs web IPTV service KPN Play however it was sooner available for the Play beta testers.

On 1 April 2019, Disney Junior closed in the Netherlands.

Programming

Current

Animated series

An asterisk (*) means that the program is a acquired programming

Title Premiere date Number of Seasons
*Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir May 16, 2016 – present 4
Big City Greens 2018 – present 3
101 Dalmatian Street 2019 – present 1
*Best Bugs Forever June 2, 2019 – present 1
Amphibia September 2, 2019 – present 3
The Owl House August 24, 2020 – present 2
*I, Elvis Riboldi November 14, 2020 – present 1
*Ghostforce 2021 – present 1
The Ghost and Molly McGee Novembre 9, 2021 – present 1
*Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese 2021 – present 2
*Droners 2022 – present 1

Live-action series

Title Premiere date Number of Seasons
Bunk'd 2016 – present 6
Raven's Home 2017 – present 4
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables 2020 – present 2

Disney Junior

Former

An asterisk (*) indicates that the program is an acquired programming

Live-action series

Animated series

Disney Junior


References

  1. ^ Robert Briel (15 September 2009). "Disney Channel exclusive on UPC". Broadband TV News.
  2. ^ Robert Briel (14 October 2009). "Disney Channel lands in Flanders". Broadband TV News.
  3. ^ Jarco Kriek (22 August 2011). "Compleet aanbod Disney Channel vanaf 1 september bij Ziggo". Totaal TV.
  4. ^ Jarco Kriek (29 April 2011). "Disney Channel voorlopig niet bij Caiway". Totaal TV.
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (16 August 2012). "Disney Channel start bij CanalDigitaal". Totaal TV.
  6. ^ Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney. Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  7. ^ Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney. Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  8. ^ Jan-Hein Visser (2 May 2014). "Disney Channel ook met Engels audiospoor". Totaal TV.
  9. ^ "TV Gids". Disney TV Nederland (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-07-13.