|Broadcast area||France |
|Slogan||Les émotions sont faites pour être partagées, partage-les sur Disney Channel|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Timeshift service||Disney Channel +1|
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company France|
|Sister channels||Disney Junior|
|Launched||26 January 1985Le Disney Channel) (programming block; as |
22 March 1997 (channel)
|Closed||31 December 1988(programming block)|
|Numericable (via Canal+)||Channel 208|
Channel 209 (+1)
|UPC Switzerland||Channel 190|
|SFR Réunion||Channel 157|
|Canal+||Channel 139 |
Channel 140 (+1)
Channel 33 (+1)
|Canal+ Caraïbes||Channel 150|
|Canal+ Calédonie||Channel 131|
|Canal+ Réunion||Channel 115|
|Canal+ Afrique||Channel 85|
|Freebox (via Canal+)||Channel 48 (HD) |
Channel 139 (+1)
|Orange (via Canal+)||Channel 100|
Channel 101 (+1)
|Sunrise (Teleclub Premium)||Channel 311|
The channel has been broadcast since March 22, 1997. It was free with ISP's from 2011 to 2020.
The channel, at its inception, was available on Canal Satellite at a price of 35 francs, or around 5 €. The channel did not contain any commercials.
On 2 November 2002, the portfolio of Disney-branded channels in France expanded from one to four channel with the launch of Toon Disney, Playhouse Disney (now Disney Junior), and Disney Channel +1. The movie channel Disney Cinemagic (now Disney Cinéma) was launched in September 2007.
On October 23, 2007, the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (lit. Superior Audiovisual Council) pinned the various of channels of Disney in France for their programming in 2006. The CSA alerts Playhouse Disney to the lack of investment in global audiovisual production, French-speaking and independent. For Disney Channel, the CSA warns the channel for its lack of investment in independent individual production and puts it on notice regarding its prime-time broadcasting quotas.
On July 13, 2009, Walt Disney Television and NRJ 12 announced an agreement to broadcast Disney Channel exclusives on the NRJ12 channel from August 24, 2009. NRJ 12 will broadcast exclusively over-the-air series produced by Walt Disney Television and will be able to re-broadcast existing series after broadcast on Disney Channel such as The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place and Sonny with a Chance.
On 1 April 2011, the channel was launched on IPTV platforms. On 19 April 2011, Disney and Free ISP launched a VOD service on Freebox called Disneytek. On 1 May 2011 the channel rebranded its graphical package. On August 24, 2011, Disney Channel and Disney Channel +1 switched to 16:9 format, taking the opportunity to put on a new logo. in September 20, 2011, Disney Channel has its own high-definition version.
In June 29, 2015, the channel is no longer offered to Belgians. However, the Belgian version is launched, with a French and Dutch speaking version.
The channel had a programming block, Les Grandes histoires de Disney Junior (lit. The Great Stories of Disney Junior), and from 2015 of the Disney XD Zone. The programs of these two channels were only diffused there in their block. The programming blocks disappeared in June 2016.
Disney Channel celebrates its 20th anniversary in France from January to March 2017, notably with the film, Mère et Fille: California Dream (Mother and Daughter: California Dream), a French Disney Channel Original Movie.
In parallel with the French version launch of Disney+ scheduled for March 24, 2020, but postponed to April 7, Disney XD and Disney Cinema are disappearing, and Disney Channel once again becomes a Canal+ exclusive from March 30 (excluding SFR).
Visual identity (logo)
- « La télé bien allumée » (What is on TV) (1997-1999)
- « L'Imaginachaine » (The Imagination Channel) (1999-2003)
- « Fais le plein de fun, fais le plein de Disney Channel » (Fill up on fun, fill up on Disney Channel) (2013-2016)
- « Les émotions sont faites pour être partagées, partages les sur Disney Channel » (The emotions are meant to be shared, share them on Disney Channel) (since 2016)
The channel broadcasts all Disney movies and series, and rebroadcast them several times a year from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The channel's programming often varied between Disney live-action movies and series and Disney animated movies and series, but generally, the programming of Disney films and live-action series and Disney films and animated series was more accentuated on Tuesday evenings, Wednesdays and Weekends.
Current programming blocks
- Les Nouvelles Héroïnes (The New Heroines) (since 2017)
- Toon Story (since 2017)
- We Love Family (since 2019)
- Trop School (Too School or Too Much School) (since 2020)
- Disney Channel Party (since 2020)
- Tous avec Miraculous (All with Miraculous) (since 2020)
Former programming blocks
- Art Attack (1997-2006, now broadcast on Disney Junior)
- Brian O'Brian (2008-2009)
- DC Spot (2016-2019)
- Disney Channel Games (2006-2008)
- Disney Channel Talents (2006-2017)
- Disney XD Zone (2015-2016)
- "Extrasons", "Wazakid" et "Tousskissor" (2006-2007)
- La Nuit du Court (Night of the Court )
- Le Labo des blouses (The Lab Coat) (2001-2003)
- Les Grandes histoires de Disney Junior (The Great Stories of Disney Junior) (2015-2016)
- Les Trésors du sixième sens (The Treasures of the Sixth Sense) (2003-2004)
- Shake It Up Dance Talents (2011-2012)
- Disney Dance Talents (2013-2019)
- Maxi séries
- Star Buzz
- Soy Luna : Le Mag (2016)
- Spot Mag
- Top Gag (2012-2013) (French version of America's Funniest Home Videos)
- We Love Family, la Compil de Satine (2019-2020)
- Zapping Zone (1997-2005)
- "Le classement des chaînes thématiques payantes en France". Challenges (in French). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- Mihu, Florian (26 May 2021). "Disney prévoit de fermer une centaine de chaînes dans le monde en 2021". Disneyphile (in French). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- "CanalSat : lancera une nouvelle chaîne Disney à la rentrée". Boursier.com. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
- "NRJ 12 acquiert l'exclusivité des séries Disney pour les "Tweens"". Univers Freebox (in French). 20 July 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- "Disney+ confirme son lancement le 24 mars". Le Monde.fr (in French). 19 March 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- "Coronavirus: Netflix dégradé, Disney + menacé". Les Echos (in French). 19 March 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- Mihu, Florian (5 March 2020). "Disney Channel devient une exclusivité CANAL". Disneyphile (in French). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- SFR. "Toutes les chaînes TV disponibles dans nos bouquets - SFR". www.sfr.fr (in French). Retrieved 31 May 2021.