Disney Channel

Disney Channel (occasionally shortened as Disney) is an American pay television channel that serves as the flagship property of Disney Branded Television, a unit of the Disney General Entertainment Content division of The Walt Disney Company.[1] The channel was originally called The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1997, then shortened to "Disney" from 1997 to 2002, until settling with "Disney Channel".

Disney Channel
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersBurbank, California
Programming
Language(s)
Picture format
Timeshift serviceDisney Channel East
Disney Channel West
Ownership
OwnerDisney General Entertainment Content
ParentDisney Branded Television
Sister channels
History
LaunchedApril 18, 1983; 39 years ago (1983-04-18)
Former namesThe Disney Channel (1983–1997)
Links
WebcastWatch live (U.S. Only)
WebsiteDisneyNOW portal (U.S. Only)

Disney Channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically released and original made-for-TV movies and select other third-party programming. Disney Channel–which formerly operated as a premium service–originally marketed its programs towards families during the 1980s, and later to younger children by the 2000s.

As of May 2022, Disney Channel is available on basic cable and satellite in over 88 million homes in the US and to millions worldwide. Currently available on basic cable and satellite in over 88 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world. Disney Channel-branded content spans television, online, mobile, VOD platforms and the DisneyNOW app. There are 46 Disney Channels available in 33 languages worldwide.[2]


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