|Slogan||"Share the Joy" (May 2014-)|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Language(s)||English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish (subtitles for most TV shows, continuity and bumpers in English), Russian (continuity and bumpers in English)|
|Picture format||16:9 (widescreen)|
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company|
|Sister channels|| Disney XD (Closed)|
|Launched||February 28, 2003|
|Boxer (Sweden)||Channel 31|
|PlusTV (Finland)||Channel 52|
|RiksTV (Norway)||Channel 14|
|Boxer (Denmark)||Channel 25|
|Digitalísland (Iceland)||Channel 60|
|Com Hem (Sweden)||Channel 154|
|dna Welho (Finland)||Channel 160|
|Anvia (Finland)||Channel 78|
|Canal Digital (Finland and Norway)||Channel 105|
|Viasat||Channel 12, Channel 9 or Channel 60|
|Canal Digital (Sweden)||Channel 90|
Disney Channel is a Scandinavian children's channel owned by The Walt Disney Company.
On February 28, 2003, the Disney Channel was launched, and was then at the time exclusive to the Viasat satellite platform (Sirius 4). Later that year, it became available on digital cable networks, such as the Swedish Com Hem. Once the channel was originally launched, the only programs aired were animated, many of which were not Disney Channel Original Series (as they are called in the U.S.). The first live-action series aired on Disney Channel was Smart Guy , which debuted in 2005. [ citation needed ]
In 2003, the channel also applied for a license to broadcast in the Swedish digital terrestrial television network. The Disney Channel was among the channels recommended by the Swedish Radio and TV Authority, and the government granted the Disney Channel a broadcasting license on January 29, 2004. The terrestrial transmissions could start on February 15 via the Boxer TV Access platform. Soon after that, the channel celebrated its first anniversary by dropping encryption for one weekend. On August 1, 2005, the channel became available to subscribers of the Canal Digital (Thor 2) satellite platform. Simultaneously, a sister channel called Toon Disney was launched. A third sister channel, Playhouse Disney, was launched on October 1, 2006.
In the fall of 2009, the channel started broadcasting its first original productions. Among these are a sitcom called Når klokkerne ringer , produced by the Danish production company Nobody, and the music competition My Camp Rock , produced by Titan Television.
In January 2012, Disney Channel Scandinavia got the same on-air logo and graphics as the UK version of Disney Channel at the time. Later in May 2012, the channel updated to 16:9 (widescreen).
Since August 1, 2012, the channel has been airing advertisements between the shows. In the fall of 2012, the Disney Channels in Sweden, Norway and Denmark split feeds during the commercial breaks so it would be easier to air local advertisements; however, the promos and schedule are the same in the Nordic countries.
In October 2013, Disney Channel Scandinavia introduced its own locally produced mini-series, Violetta: The Scoop, in which they catch up with Violetta, show sneak peeks, and talk about "secrets" from the show.
On May 29, 2014, Disney Channel Scandinavia began using new on-air graphics and a new logo, both created by BDA Creative. The new logo was first introduced on the German Disney Channel in January 2014 when it went free-to-air and later on May 23 in the U.S.
The channel is mainly aimed at children, broadcasting Disney television series 24 hours daily. Disney feature films are also an important part of the channel's programming. All of the programmes are dubbed into local languages. Since autumn 2012, Disney Channel broadcast with different video streams between the countries with its audio stream, but schedule is still the same. Many syndicated programmes have been aired on Disney Channel, such as The Fairly OddParents and Scaredy Squirrel .
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In Summer 2007, a video service called Disney Play was added, which is only available in the region. In 2012 the site was updated because of a new logo. In November 2013 the site was updated again to the same look as the Disney Channel UK's website.
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