Disney XD
Logo used since 2015
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerCorus Entertainment (Branding licensed from Disney Branded Television)
Sister channels
History
LaunchedJune 1, 2011; 12 years ago (2011-06-01) (Original)
December 1, 2015; 8 years ago (2015-12-01) (Relaunch)
ClosedOctober 9, 2015 (2015-10-09) (Original)
Replaced byFamily CHRGD (Original)
Links
Websitedisneyxd.ca

Disney XD is a Canadian English-language discretionary specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment which launched on December 1, 2015. It is a localized version of the U.S. channel of the same name operated under license from Disney Branded Television, a division of The Walt Disney Company which broadcasts live-action and animated programming aimed at kids between the ages of 6 and 15.[1]

History

The original Disney XD logo

A Canadian version of Disney XD was originally launched by Astral Media on June 1, 2011 as a spin-off of Family Channel, which had historically held rights to the programming of Disney Channel and its spin-off brands.[2][3] After Bell Media acquired Astral in 2013, the company sold Disney XD along with its sister channels (Family Channel and the French and English versions of Disney Junior) to DHX Media. On April 16, 2015, Corus Entertainment announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire the Canadian rights to Disney Channel programming and brands.[3]

Disney XD programming initially aired in a programming block on the Canadian version of Disney Channel, which Corus launched on September 1, 2015.[3][4] The Disney XD-branded channel owned by DHX was renamed Family Chrgd on October 9, 2015, then again to its current moniker on March 1, 2022.[5]

The new Corus-owned Disney XD channel launched on December 1, 2015 as an exempt discretionary service.[6][7] On September 1, 2017, the channel obtained a discretionary service licence from the CRTC.[8] Through Corus Entertainment's acquisition of Shaw Media, Disney XD and its sister networks are now co-owned with the former Shaw Media channels as of April 1, 2016.[9]

Programming

As of October 2023:[10]

Current

Acquired programming

Animated series
Title Premiere date Source(s)
Beyblade Burst October 2, 2016
Bakugan October 22, 2023

Acquired from Disney Channel

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Big City Greens September 7, 2019

Reruns of ended series

Original programming
Title Premiere date Source(s)
DuckTales August 12, 2017
Milo Murphy's Law October 17, 2016 [11]
Star vs. the Forces of Evil December 1, 2015 – August 30, 2021
September 1, 2022 (current run)
Star Wars Resistance October 7, 2018 – August 31, 2020
September 1, 2022 (current run)
Marvel Universe programming
Avengers Assemble January 6, 2018 - 2019
September 1, 2022 (current run)
Guardians of the Galaxy December 1, 2015 – August 30, 2021
September 1, 2022 (current run)
[7]
Marvel's Spider-Man August 19, 2017 - August 30, 2021
September 1, 2022 (current run)
Acquired programming
Title Premiere date Source(s)
3 Amigonauts March 27, 2023
Detentionaire August 27, 2017 – September 1, 2018
September 7, 2019 (current run)
GhostForce November 13, 2021
Grossology December 1, 2015
Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion September 1, 2020
Scaredy Squirrel August 30, 2021
Sidekick

Former

Original programming

Animated series
Title Premiere date Finale date Note(s)
The 7D December 1, 2015 2017
Big Hero 6: The Series November 20, 2017
September 2018 September 1, 2022
Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer June 5, 2017 September 1, 2017
Future-Worm! August 8, 2016 2018
Gravity Falls December 1, 2015 September 1, 2019
September 1, 2020 September 1, 2021
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures June 20, 2016 October 2016
December 16, 2016
January 22, 2017 2018
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero December 1, 2015 August 27, 2017
Phineas and Ferb December 1, 2015 2018
Pickle & Peanut December 1, 2015 2018 [12]
Star Wars Rebels December 1, 2015 2019 [7]
Wander Over Yonder December 1, 2015 2016
Live-action series
Title Premiere date Finale date Note(s)
Eye Wonder November 13, 2021 August 28, 2022
Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything December 1, 2015 2017 [7]
G.O.A.T. November 13, 2021 August 28, 2022
Kickin' It December 1, 2015 2016
Kirby Buckets December 1, 2015 2017 [7]
Lab Rats December 1, 2015 2016
September 1, 2019 September 1, 2020
September 1, 2021 September 1, 2022
Lab Rats: Elite Force March 2, 2016 2017 [13]
MECH-X4 November 12, 2016 2018 [14]
Mighty Med December 1, 2015 2016
Player Select January 13, 2020 September 1, 2022
Roman to the Rescue March 5, 2022 August 28, 2022 [15]
Walk the Prank April 1, 2016 2018 [16]

Acquired programming

Animated series
Title Premiere date Finale date Note(s)
Almost Naked Animals September 6, 2016 September 1, 2018
Bravest Warriors November 1, 2020 September 1, 2022
Counterfeit Cat September 1, 2018 November 1, 2021
Di-Gata Defenders January 1, 2018 September 1, 2018
March 14, 2022 September 1, 2022
Dr. Dimensionpants September 1, 2018 November 1, 2020
Looped September 1, 2018 September 1, 2020
League of Super Evil December 1, 2015 January 1, 2018
ReBoot: The Guardian Code September 2, 2019 September 1, 2021
Yo-Kai Watch December 5, 2016 2017
Marvel Universe programming
The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes December 1, 2015 2016
The Super Hero Squad Show December 1, 2015 2016
Live-action series
Title Premiere date Finale date Note(s)
Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! December 1, 2015 2017
Mr. Young December 1, 2015 2016
Splatalot! December 1, 2015 2017

Acquired from Disney Channel

Title Premiere date Finale date Note(s)
Amphibia June 26, 2021 August 28, 2022
The Owl House July 31, 2021 August 28, 2022

Programming Blocks

Seasonal

Former

See also

References

  1. ^ "FAQ | Disney XD Channel". Archived from the original on May 21, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "DHX Media to buy Family, other children's channels". Toronto Star. November 28, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c David Friend (April 16, 2015). "Corus gains Canadian rights to Disney Channel content". The Globe and Mail. Canadian Press. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "It's #HereForReal Canada! Corus Entertainment Launches Disney Channel in 10 Million Households" (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. September 1, 2015. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "DHX MEDIA TO EXTEND FAMILY CHANNEL BRAND, FEATURE NEW AND ORIGINAL CONTENT". DHX Media. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Disney XD Returns to Canada December 1". Channel Canada. November 9, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Disney XD & Disney Junior to Roll Out in Canada Next Month". WorldScreen. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Corus Entertainment Inc. – Licence renewals for English-language television stations and services". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). May 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Corus Entertainment Completes Acquisition of Shaw Media". Corus Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 2, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  10. ^ TV Schedule for Disney XD Canada HD
  11. ^ ""Weird Al" and Disney's 'Milo Murphy's Law' Gets Premiere Date, Ming-Na Wen's Voice". August 23, 2016.
  12. ^ "Disney XD". disneychannel.ca Buzz Blog. Corus Entertainment. November 1–2, 2015. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "Disney XD Greenlights 'Lab Rats: Elite Force' a Spin-Off of 'Lab Rats: Bionic Island' & 'Mighty Med'". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "New Live-Action Sci-Fi Adventure Comedy Series MECH-X4 Comes to Disney XD". Archived from the original on September 3, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  15. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (January 20, 2022). "New Dodo Series Finds a Forever Home at Disney". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 7, 2022.
  16. ^ "Get Ready to be Fooled! New Series Walk the Prank Brings Non-Stop Laughter to Disney Channel and Disney XD with a Special Sneak Peek on April 1". Archived from the original on September 3, 2019. Retrieved March 19, 2016.