Disney Junior
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaNordic countries
Headquarters3 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9PE, United Kingdom
Picture formatSDTV 576i
Sister channelsDisney Channel
Launched2006; 17 years ago (2006)
ReplacedDisney Junior
Closed28 February 2023; 5 months ago (2023-02-28) (on Allente)
August 7, 2023; 9 days ago (2023-08-07)
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.[2][3] In October 12, 2012, a Russian audio track was added. It currently time shifts with V Series from 6 AM to 7 PM. The network closed on Allente on 28 February 2023,[4] however, it remains in other providers.


  1. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update September 2011". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  2. ^ Playhouse Disney Scandinavia (Swedish) - LAST 3 MINUTES (SHUTDOWN), retrieved 22 October 2022
  3. ^ Kervinen, Juha-Pekka (13 May 2011). "Disney koukuttaa jo kaksivuotiaita". Kauppalehti (in Finnish). Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  4. ^ "Disneykanaler utgår". Allente (in Swedish). 16 January 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2023.