Bangladesh (Started 2016)
(except Malaysia & Singapore)
|Headquarters||Corporate office: 1 #06-01 Sandcrawler, Fusionopolis View, Singapore 138577|
Studios and production facility: 4 Loyang Ln #01-01/02 and #02-01/02., Singapore 508914
Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malay (select programs)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Disney Branded Television|
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
|Launched||September 1, 1996|
|Closed||June 1, 2020 (Singapore)|
January 1, 2021 (Malaysia)
October 1, 2021 (Asia, except Taiwan)
Disney Channel (originally called The Disney Channel from 1996 to 1997) is a pan-Asian pay television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific), a unit of the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company.
Disney Channel Asia's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically-released and original made-for-cable movies and select other third-party programming. The current programming of the channel is currently aimed at pre-teens and adolescents ages 10–16, while its Disney Junior programs are targeted at younger children, although certain programs are aimed at audiences of all ages.
Disney Channel Asia was launched in January 2000 with a single video feed and two audio tracks in English and Mandarin, as well as subtitles in Mandarin. The channel became available in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines. On 1 June 2002, the channel was launched in the South Korean market with a Korean language feed. Over the first six months of 2005, Disney Channel Asia, along with sister channel Playhouse Disney (now Disney Junior) was launched in Vietnam, Palau and Thailand. It finished off with a launch of both in Cambodia, its 11th market, with Cambodia Entertainment Production Co. Ltd. as distributor.
After the ban of Disney Channel India and Disney XD India in Bangladesh due to broadcasting in Hindi language and heavy localisation of the Indian feeds Disney Channel Asia was made available on few digital cable platforms there in 2016. Due to the incoming shutdown Disney International HD India started to broadcast as a replacement.
On September 1, 2020, Disney Channel in Indonesia was separated from the main feed, due to the launch of Disney+ Hotstar on September 5, 2020.
On January 1, 2021, Disney Channel, with its sister channels ceased transmission in Malaysia on Astro.
On October 1, 2021, Disney Channel and Disney Junior along with many other Fox Networks Asia channels will end its broadcast in the rest of Asia to focus on Disney+ Hotstar (or Disney+ in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore), however, Disney Channel in Taiwan will remain in operation after this date. 
On 1 May 2015, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia launched a high-definition simulcast feed of Disney Channel in the Philippines, available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable distributed by Asian Cable Communications, Inc. (ACCION) in that country. Just like its SD counterpart, the HD simulcast of the channel airs the same shows shown in the SD feed. The HD feed was also launched on TrueVisions in Thailand on 7 July 2016 as an exclusive for cable subscribers, and on Astro in Malaysia on 15 November 2019 for satellite subscribers.
Presentation and logos
With the launch of the channel in 1996, Disney Channel Asia adopted the UK network's presentation designed by Lambie-Nairn. It then used the splat logo in 1997 with the opening of Disney Channel France. Later in 1999, Disney Channel Asia began to use the "Circles" presentation package until July 2003, when the US logo (and design package by CA Square) as the "Bounce" graphics, it became the channel's on-air presentation format, then later rebranded using the "Ribbon" graphics from 2007 until 2011. Two more redesigns were made in 2012, then in 2014 with the current wordmark logo.
Disney Channel Asia started using parts of the US "Social Media" rebrand from 1 December 2017, and rebranded fully on 1 January 2018 at 6am. As of 2020 it has also used elements of the US "Item Age" graphics.
The main feed is available in Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar and Cambodia. It was available in the Middle East until the region got its own feed in 1997.
This feed stopped airing movies and started sharing the same schedule with the Indonesian feed on 1 February 2021. This feed will officially cease all operations on October 1, 2021.
The schedule was very similar to the main feed, with the exclusions of movies at launch. It was separated from the main feed since 1 September 2020 due to the launch of Disney+ Hotstar on 5 September 2020.
This feed later started sharing the same schedule with the main feed on 1 February 2021. There are also Disney+ Hotstar idents on this feed. The channel will cease operations on October 1, 2021.
Same schedule as the Asia feed, plus local advertisements. The channel will cease operations on October 1, 2021.
1-hour timeshifted version of the main Asia feed with local advertisements, Vietnamese translations in promos and subtitles. The channel will cease operations on October 1, 2021.
The schedule of this feed is shared with the Taiwan feed and was separated from the main feed on 2 April 2004. It is broadcasting in English and Cantonese languages. The channel will cease operations on October 1, 2021.
It was the first overseas feed launched by Disney Channel worldwide. It began operations in March 1995. Currently, it has its own schedule with local advertisements and broadcasts in English and Taiwanese Mandarin.
Schedule was similar to the main feed, plus local advertisements. Some programming was replaced by sitcoms. This feed ceased operations on June 1, 2020, due to the launch of Disney+ on 23 February 2021.
Malaysia and Brunei
Same schedule as the Asia feed, plus local advertisements. It was available in four languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. This channel was only available on Astro in Malaysia and Kristal-Astro in Brunei. Because of the agreement between Disney and Astro, this channel along with the sister channels, Disney XD and Disney Junior, we're not available in any other Malaysian TV providers. This feed ceased operations on January 1, 2021 along with its sister channels, on Astro due to the launch of Disney+ Hotstar on June 1, 2021.
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