Disney Junior


Disney’s new German channel catches Dino Train

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 […]

Disney Junior gets first Original Movie

Work has begun on Disney Junior’s first Original Movie, a music-themed animated telefilm about a rubber duck. The Original Movie format has been one of Disney Channel’s most successful brands, launching the likes of High School Musical, and the franchise is now spread to the younger skewing Disney Junior network. Canadian studio Nelvana is producing […]

Reinventing the classics

Children’s TV is something that binds and defines peer groups. With new versions of Thunderbirds, Noddy and various others in the works the commercial power of nostalgia is clearly intense, but when updating a classic respect and modern-day relevance are key, reports Jane Marlowe. Turner’s Cartoon Network was built with classic properties and senior VP […]

Bell’s $3.4bn Astral deal approved with conditions

Bell Canada Enterprises’ C$3.4 billion (US$3.2 billion) acquisition of rival Astral Media has been approved, but it must sell resulting holdings in local networksincluding Disney Junior and Cartoon Network. Canada’s media regulator the CRTC has greenlit to deal, which has been in the works for more than a year, providing BCE adheres to a series […]

Disney makes trip to Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

Disney Channel in Russia and the Latin American and Southeast Asian feeds of stable mate Disney Junior have acquired animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood. The 40x22mins series, which debuted on PBS Kids in the US and CBC in Canada and is sold internationally by 9 Story Entertainment, will launch on the Mouse House channels […]

Disney XD launches on Canadian pay platform

The Walt Disney Company-owned boys’ channel Disney XD has launched in HD on Canadian pay TV platform Shaw Direct. The English-language network went live on Shaw yesterday alongside younger-skewing French-language channel Disney Junior en Français, also in HD. Additionally, HD versions of Family Channel and Disney Junior’s English-language feed have launched. Channel operator Astral Media […]

Disney Junior goes HD in the UK

The UK version of Disney’s preschool channel Disney Junior has launched in high definition. Disney has already rolled out HD versions of its core Disney Channel and boy-skewed Disney XD in high definition in the UK making Junior its third kid-focused HD channel. The new service will be carried exclusively on DTH platform BSkyB. Disney […]

Exclusive: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel inks huge programming deal with Disney

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) has inked a programming deal with Disney for TV series and Disney and Disney/Pixar movies for its kids’ net and its preschool offshoot, TBI has learned. JCC, which reach hundreds of millions of homes across the Middle East, will get a raft of Disney series including hit cartoon series Phineas […]

Hit secures Mike, Thomas sales

Broadcasters in Asia and Australasia have acquired more than 100 hours of Hit Entertainment’s children’s programming, including deals for Mike the Knight and Thomas & Friends. Among the deals secured by Hit’s Hong Kong office, Disney Junior in south east Asia and Hong Kong has snapped up season one of CGI series Mike (52x11mins). New […]

Bananas in Pyjamas lands at Disney Junior

Disney Junior in Canada has picked up preschool kids series Bananas in Pyjamas. The channel has acquired two seasons of the CGI animated series comprising 156x12mins in all. The shows is sold internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution and the Disney deal was cut by Matt Creasey,  its senior VP, sales and acquisitions, Americas, Asia, Australia […]