Disney Channel (Southern Africa)

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Disney Channel
LaunchedSeptember 25, 2006
Owned byThe Walt Disney Company
Picture format4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Broadcast areaSub-Saharan Africa
Sister channel(s)Disney Junior
Disney XD
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
DStvChannel 303
 
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Disney Channel
LaunchedSeptember 25, 2006
Owned byThe Walt Disney Company
Picture format4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Broadcast areaSub-Saharan Africa
Sister channel(s)Disney Junior
Disney XD
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
DStvChannel 303

Disney Channel is a 24-hour family entertainment channel available in Sub-Saharan Africa since September 25, 2006. It currently has two sister channels; Disney XD (channel 304) and Disney Junior (channel 309), though a Disney Junior block runs from 06:45 GMT/08:45 CAT,every weekday morning. It adapted the logos used by Disney Channel UK since it launched until late 2010 when it adapted the current 'smartphone logo' used by Disney Channel USA.

History[edit]

The broadcast of Playhouse Disney ceased on 1 June 2011 with the launch of Disney Junior as a separate channel.[1] Disney XD was also launched in 2011. The station adopted a new logo from Disney Channel US, accompanied by the introduction of the current logo in 2011. In June 2014, Multichoice was fined R5000 for failing to provide a warning before airing an advertisement for the fantasy drama Wolfblood, which contained scenes of horror, on Disney XD on the morning of 31 December 2013.[2]

The channel adopted a new logo and underwent a brand redesign on 21 July 2014. [3]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

TitlePremiere date
JessieApril 1, 2012
Austin & AllyMay 11, 2012
Gravity FallsOctober 19, 2012
Dog with a BlogJuly 13, 2013
ViolettaAugust 26, 2013
WolfbloodOctober 13, 2013
Mako MermaidsFebruary 15, 2014
Liv and MaddieMarch 8, 2014
I Didn't Do ItJune 14, 2014
Win, Lose or DrawJune 30, 2014
African CatsJuly 1, 2014
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage WitchJuly 5, 2014
Phineas and FerbJuly 7, 2014

Former programming[edit]

TitlePremiere dateFinale date
Good Luck Charlie2011August 2014
Wizards of Waverly PlaceJune 22, 2008June 6, 2012
WolfbloodOctober 13, 2013January 5, 2014
Shake It UpJanuary 29, 2011February 2, 2014
PrankStarsOctober 26, 2011December 16, 2011
A.N.T. FarmDecember 10, 2011June 15, 2014

Future programming[edit]

TitlePremiere date
Girl Meets WorldNovember 15, 2014

Films[edit]

TitlePremiere date
High School MusicalDecember 26, 2006
High School Musical 2August 17, 2007
Princess Protection ProgramJuly 30, 2009
High School Musical 3December 5, 2009
Avalon HighFebruary 19, 2011
Lemonade MouthJune 12, 2011
The Suite Life MovieJune 25, 2011
Sharpay's Fabulous AdventureSeptember 10, 2011
My Babysitter's a VampireOctober 8, 2011
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd DimensionNovember 5, 2011
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!December 17, 2011
Geek CharmingJanuary 28, 2012
FrenemiesApril 28, 2012
Girl vs. MonsterAugust 17, 2012
Let It ShineNovember 10, 2012
Radio RebelJune 16, 2013
Teen Beach MovieAugust 4, 2013
Cloud 9June 27, 2014
ZappedSeptember 19, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Junior launches in Africa on DStv". multichoice.co.za. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Multichoice fined for Disney 'horror'". iol.co.za. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Disney Channel unveils its new logo and on-air branding across Africa". mediaupdate.co.za. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official Disney Website

Official Disney Mobile Website