The new Disney free-to-air channel in Germany will have Henson’s animated series Dino Train when it launches in January.
Disney is exiting the Super RTL channel and launching a free TV Disney Channel in Germany from the start of next year, replacing Das Vierte. It will have a strong pipeline of Disney content and is making selective acquisitions ahead of launch on January 17.
The Jim Henson Company, which produces and distributes the series, said the series will be an important part of the Disney Channel schedule having already proved itself on the Disney Junior pay TV service in Germany.
“Dinosaur Train was first introduced to German audiences through Disney’s pay-TV service Disney Junior, and we are eager to make the transition to free-to-air broadcast in association with Disney Channel,” said Richard Goldsmith, Henson’s executive VP of global distribution.
“We see this as a wonderful opportunity for Dinosaur Train to be enjoyed by even more children throughout Germany.”