Disney Channel
Broadcast area
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Picture format
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company Iberia S.L.
ParentThe Walt Disney Company EMEA
Sister channelsDisney Junior
LaunchedNovember 28, 2001; 20 years ago (2001-11-28)

Disney Channel is a Spanish-managed Portuguese pay television channel, owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company Spain & Portugal (a.k.a. The Walt Disney Company Iberia), a European division of The Walt Disney Company Europe Middle East & Africa (Disney Co. Ltd.). It was launched on 28 November 2001 as a premium channel,[1] and it was later added to basic packages across platforms.


Main article: List of programs broadcast by Disney Channel (Portuguese TV channel)

Disney Channel airs some live action shows subtitled in Portuguese and others dubbed, animated series, short series, Disney XD, and films.

Since July 2013, most Disney Channel and Disney XD original shows are broadcast with dual audio channels, Portuguese or English, using MPEG2 and AAC standards, respectively.

Disney Junior

Disney Junior in Disney Channel was a preschool block. It used to air every morning, but the block ended, as Disney Junior shows can only be seen on the localized version of Disney Junior. All programs targeted children aged 2–6 years


As of October 2012, Disney Channel Portugal has disputed the leadership of subscription television ratings, in terms of daily average, with Canal Hollywood, finishing second for all but one week. However, it was the channel with most shows on the top 15 along the month, ranging from five to nine shows per week.[2][3][4][5]

Disney Channel is the most watched children's channel and the 4th most watched channel in Portugal.[6]


  1. ^ "Disney Channel chega a Portugal". Record.PT (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  2. ^ http://www.ligateamedia.pt/LigateaMedia/Artigos/Televisao/ArticleItem.aspx?tabid=2413&code=pt&ItemId=2868 WeeklyTv 40 | 2012 - Audience Ratings in Portugal - Week 40/2012 (Oct. 01 to Oct. 07)
  3. ^ http://www.ligateamedia.pt/LigateaMedia/Artigos/Televisao/ArticleItem.aspx?tabid=2413&code=pt&ItemId=2902 WeeklyTv 41 | 2012 - Audience Ratings in Portugal - Week 41/2012 (Oct. 08 to Oct. 14)
  4. ^ http://www.ligateamedia.pt/LigateaMedia/Artigos/Televisao/ArticleItem.aspx?tabid=2413&code=pt&ItemId=2928 WeeklyTv 42 | 2012 - Audience Ratings in Portugal - Week 42/2012 (Oct. 15 to Oct. 21)
  5. ^ http://www.ligateamedia.pt/LigateaMedia/Artigos/Televisao/ArticleItem.aspx?tabid=2413&code=pt&ItemId=2958 WeeklyTv 43 | 2012 - Audience Ratings in Portugal - Week 43/2012 (Oct. 22 to Oct. 28)
  6. ^ "Análise. Disney Channel e CMTV no top dos canais pagos mais vistos". 12 September 2017.