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Disney Junior
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaNordic countries
Headquarters3 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9PE, United Kingdom
Picture formatSDTV 576i
Sister channelsDisney Channel
Launched2006; 18 years ago (2006)
Closed28 February 2023; 11 months ago (2023-02-28) (on Allente)
1 March 2024; 28 days' time (2024-03-01) (Denmark)
Former namesPlayhouse Disney (2006-2011) Fox Kids Play (2003-2004) Jetix Play (2005-2006) (Baltic states only)
dna Welho (Finland)Channel 89

Disney Junior is a Scandinavian television channel owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company Limited;[1] targeted for preschoolers targeting the Nordic countries. It does not screen advertising and is funded by subscriptions instead.


It was launched in 2006 on the Canal Digital and Viasat satellite platforms. Cable networks launched it later on. Com Hem, the largest cable network in Sweden, launched it on April 2, 2007. Before September 10, 2011, this channel was called Playhouse Disney, the last show as Playhouse Disney was Special Agent Oso at 6:30 PM.[citation needed]

The network closed on Allente on 28 February 2023, however, it remains in other providers.[2]

In January 2024, The Walt Disney Company Nordic announced that Disney Junior in Denmark will be closed on March 1, 2024 and its content will be moved to Disney Channel.[3]


  1. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update September 2011". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Disneykanaler utgår – Allente". 4 March 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Norlys varsler prisstigning og kanalændringer på tv-pakker fra 1. marts - den lille tv-pakke stiger med 45,- / måned". (in Danish). 19 January 2024. Retrieved 22 January 2024.