Disney Channel (Asia)

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Disney Channel Asia
DisneyChannel2010.png
Launched
October 1, 1996 (relaunch)
Owned byBuena Vista International Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Disney-ABC Television Group
Picture format480i, 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
CountrySingapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Philippines
LanguageEnglish
Filipino
Malaysian
Indonesian
Mandarin
Thai
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Japan (1993-2003)
HeadquartersSingapore
Formerly calledThe Disney Channel (until 1997)
Sister channel(s)Playhouse Disney Asia (until 2011)
Disney Junior Asia
Disney XD (Malaysia)
WebsiteDisney Channel Asia Website
Availability
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 615 (SD)
Channel 635 (HD)
Choice TVChannel 70
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 45
Telkom Vision
(Indonesia)
Channel 203
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 35
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 32
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines)
Channel 32
Skylife
(South Korea)
Channel 77 (HD)
Channel 654 (SD)
Cable
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 47 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 50
Mountain View Satellite Corporation
(Philippines)
Channel 36
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 25
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 312
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 120
Vietnam Cable Television VCTV
(Vietnam)
Channel 40
Ho Chi Minh City Cable Television HTV
(Vietnam)
Channel 47
Hanoi Cable Television BTS
(Vietnam)
Channel 42
Kristal-Astro
(Brunei)
Channel 615
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 75
Cambodia Cable Television
(Cambodia)
Channel 21
ultiNet Television Cabantuan
(Philippines)
Channel 24
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 51
BOHOL COMMUNITY CABLE TV
(Philippines)
Channel 34
Channel 39 (HD)
Hitron Limted
(Papua New Guinea)
Channel 33
Maharlika Cable Systems, Inc., San Juan, Batangas
(Philippines)
Channel 46
 
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Disney Channel Asia
DisneyChannel2010.png
Launched
October 1, 1996 (relaunch)
Owned byBuena Vista International Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Disney-ABC Television Group
Picture format480i, 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
CountrySingapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Philippines
LanguageEnglish
Filipino
Malaysian
Indonesian
Mandarin
Thai
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Japan (1993-2003)
HeadquartersSingapore
Formerly calledThe Disney Channel (until 1997)
Sister channel(s)Playhouse Disney Asia (until 2011)
Disney Junior Asia
Disney XD (Malaysia)
WebsiteDisney Channel Asia Website
Availability
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 615 (SD)
Channel 635 (HD)
Choice TVChannel 70
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 45
Telkom Vision
(Indonesia)
Channel 203
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 35
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 32
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines)
Channel 32
Skylife
(South Korea)
Channel 77 (HD)
Channel 654 (SD)
Cable
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 47 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 50
Mountain View Satellite Corporation
(Philippines)
Channel 36
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 25
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 312
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 120
Vietnam Cable Television VCTV
(Vietnam)
Channel 40
Ho Chi Minh City Cable Television HTV
(Vietnam)
Channel 47
Hanoi Cable Television BTS
(Vietnam)
Channel 42
Kristal-Astro
(Brunei)
Channel 615
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 75
Cambodia Cable Television
(Cambodia)
Channel 21
ultiNet Television Cabantuan
(Philippines)
Channel 24
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 51
BOHOL COMMUNITY CABLE TV
(Philippines)
Channel 34
Channel 39 (HD)
Hitron Limted
(Papua New Guinea)
Channel 33
Maharlika Cable Systems, Inc., San Juan, Batangas
(Philippines)
Channel 46

Disney Channel Asia, a franchise of Disney Channel, airs in most parts of Southeast Asia, with exceptions of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (also known as Myanmar), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Disney Channel Asia has a country with too many cable and satellite operators is Philippines. Launched on January 1, 2001. The last cable provider was Maharlika Cable from San Juan, Batangas while it is channel 46.

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Operating Channels

Disney Channel Hong Kong
Launched1 April 2010
Owned byBuena Vista International Inc., The Walt Disney Company
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Country Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish/Cantonese/Mandarin
Broadcast areaHong Kong
HeadquartersHong Kong
Sister channel(s)Disney Junior Asia
WebsiteDisney Channel
Hong Kong Website
Availability
Cable
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 135
IPTV
now TVChannel 441
HKBN bbTVChannel 311
Disney Channel Malaysia
Launched(2008-01-01) 1 January 2008 (age 5)
NetworkDisney Channel Asia
Owned byBuena Vista International Inc
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
Picture formatSDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
Country Malaysia
 Brunei
LanguageEnglish
Malay
Chinese
Broadcast areaKuala Lumpur (surrounding area in Klang Valley)
Bandar Seri Begawan (surrounding area in Brunei-Muara)
HeadquartersSuria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, Jalan Ampang, KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
ReplacedDisney Channel Asia
Sister channel(s)Disney XD Malaysia
Disney Junior Asia
WebsiteOfficial Website
Availability
Terrestrial
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
(Malaysia)
Channel 20 (UHF)
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
(Brunei)
Channel 20 (UHF)
Satellite
Malaysia Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 615 (SDTV)
Channel 635 (HDTV)
Brunei Kristal-Astro
(Brunei)
Channel 615 (SDTV)
Channel 635 (HDTV)
IPTV
Malaysia UniFi
(Malaysia)
Channel 137 (SDTV)
Channel 157 (HDTV)
Disney Channel Taiwan
Launched29 March 1995
Owned byBuena Vista International Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Disney-ABC Television Group
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Country Taiwan
LanguageEnglish/Mandarin
Broadcast areaTaiwan
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
WebsiteOfficial Website
Availability
Cable
Taiwan CATVChannel 23

Programming

Disney Channel Asia airs a variety of shows, aimed particularly at kindergarten children. Most of the programming is similar to the American counterpart with some shows exclusive to the Asian version such as Upin & Ipin, Waktu Rehat and BoBoiBoy, three of them originally created in Malaysia. Some new live action sitcoms air earlier in Singapore while releasing them later for the rest of Southeast Asia. Disney Channel Asia often holds promos that offer prizes to promote shows or movies.

Original Series

This list is updated as of December 29, 2012.

Live-action

All Disney Channel Live-Action series are not aired any more starting September 9, 2012.

Series titleDisney Channel Asia RunSeason(s)Availability
A.N.T. Farm2011–present1-2C
Art Attack (Asia)2011–present1-2E
Austin & Ally2012–present1C
Code: 92013–present1E
Good Luck Charlie2010–present1-3A
Hannah Montana2006–2011;
2011–present, reruns
1-4A
I'm in the Band2010–20111-2D
Jessie2011–present1B
Jonas L.A.2009–20101-2D
Kickin' It2011–present1-2C
Lab Rats2012–present1C
Pair of Kings2010–present1-2BC
PrankStars2011–20121D
Shake It Up2011–present1-3AC
So Random!2011–20121B
Sonny with a Chance2009–2011;
2011–present, reruns
1-2A
The Suite Life on Deck2008–present1-4A
Waktu Rehat2010–present1-3E
Wizards of Waverly Place2008–2012;
2012–present, reruns
1-4A
Zeke and Luther2009–20111-2D

^Note A : The series airs only at dawn in PH/MY feeds.
^Note B : The series doesn't air any more in PH/MY feeds starting September 9, 2012.
^Note C : The series airs only in Singapore.
^Note D : The series has been discontinued.
^Note E : The series is available on all Asia feeds.

Animated

Series titleDisney Channel Asia RunSeason(s)Availability
Fish Hooks2011–present1-2All
Gravity Falls2012–present1
Have a Laugh!2012–present
Kick Buttowski2010–present1-2
Kim Possible2012–present, reruns1-4
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2012–present, reruns1-2
Phineas and Ferb2007–present1-3
Rated A for Awesome2011–present1
Stitch!2009–present1-3

Other

Series titleAir Dates
Short series
60 Second Game ShowDuring Commercials
Brian O'Brian
Check This Out
Express Yourself
Hidden Talents
Minuscule
Movie Surfers
RoboDz Kazagumo Hen
Shorty McShorts' Shorts
Sports Swap
Take Two with Phineas and Ferb
True Or Not
TTI (The Time I...)
Mini-series
GuardiansDuring Commercials
Legends of the Ring of Fire
Pass the Plate
Studio DC: Almost Live

Upcoming

(*) – non-Disney Channel Original
(**) – Disney XD Original

Original Movies

Movie titlePremiere dateAvailability
2011
Avalon HighFebruary 13, 2011All
Sharpay's Fabulous AdventureMay 28, 2011
Lemonade MouthJune 12, 2011
The Suite Life MovieJune 25, 2011
Phineas and Ferb The Movie:
Across the 2nd Dimension
August 27, 2011
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!December 24, 2011
2012
Geek CharmingJanuary 28, 2012All
FrenemiesJune 4, 2012
Radio RebelJune 17, 2012
Let It ShineNovember 10, 2012
Shake It Up: Made in JapanDecember 24, 2012
Girl vs. MonsterDecember 29, 2012All
2013
Teen Beach Musical

Upcoming Movies

Movie titleStarring
My Babysitter's a VampireMatthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan, Atticus Mitchell, Cameron Kennedy, and Kate Todd
Teen Beach Musical [1]Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca, Kevin Chamberlin, Kent Boyd, Jordan Fisher, Mollee Gray, and Steve Valentine
The Wizards Return:
Alex vs. Alex
Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, María Canals Barrera, David DeLuise, Gregg Sulkin, and Beau Mirchoff

(†) – non-Disney Channel Original
(‡) – TV Movie special

Promotions

2013
MonthTitleDurationEvent(s)
January1 – 31 January
(31 days)
New Series: Code: 9
New Season: Stitch!
New Episodes: Jessie1
Movie (Malaysia): Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Madagascar, Over the Hedge
February1 – 28 February
(28 days)

^Note 1 : The series/episode was first premiered on Singapore.
^Note 2 : The series/episode was later premiered on Asia.

Censorship

Because of the Muslim population in countries that the channel broadcasts, content deemed not acceptable in Asian culture are edited out. Bad language, violence, and kisses are those that are often either shortened or removed altogether. However, suggestive dialogue is sometimes not edited out. The Philippine feed, however, has been known to be very liberal in edits and thus programmes are rarely edited as much as the other regional versions.

Criticism

Since Disney Channel Asia follows the Disney Channel US guideline, the channel has received similar criticisms: being moved from premium, limited cables to more basic, widespread cables and showing less shows based on characters that made Disney famous, such as Mickey Mouse.

Sister channels

Playhouse Disney

Playhouse Disney Asia, formerly a time block, is a channel airing shoes geared at preschoolers. It is currently being aired in Brunei, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea.

Disney Junior

In 2011, Disney announced that Playhouse Disney would be replaced by a new channel, Disney Junior. Playhouse Disney Asia ceased broadcast on July 11, 2011 and was replaced with Disney Junior launched on July 11, 2011 around 6.00 AM.

Disney XD

In Septermber 15, 2012, Disney announced that Disney XD will be launched in Malaysia on Astro (Malaysian satellite television) on channel 617 in Standard Definition and channel 637 in High Definition and in Brunei on Kristal-Astro on channel 617 in SD.

Availability

Brunei

Cambodia

Indonesia

Malaysia

Philippines

Disney Channel and Disney Junior are also available as a block on TV5 called TV5 Kids presents Disney Club and Disney Clubhouse which was both launched on December 13, 2010. The block airs selected Disney Channel and Disney Junior shows dubbed in Filipino.

Singapore

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

See also

External links

References