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|Launched||February 8, 2004|
|Closed||December 31, 2010|
|Owned by||Jetix Europe
Jetix Latin America
ABC Cable Networks Group
|Replaced by||Disney XD (February 13, 2009)|
|Sister channel(s)||Jetix Play, GXT, K2|
Jetix was a worldwide children's television programming brand owned by Jetix Europe, Jetix Latin America and ABC Cable Networks Group (The Walt Disney Company). The Jetix brand was used for children's blocks and channels featuring action-related and adventure-related live-action and animated programming, most of which aired on Fox Kids. Disney retired the Jetix brand in 2009 and replaced it with Disney XD (or Disney Channel in some countries) an accordance to the company's focus on its Disney, ABC, and ESPN brands. The last remaining Jetix in the world in Russia, was replaced by Disney Channel on August 10, 2010.
Jetix Europe N.V. (JE), formerly Fox Kids Europe (FKE), was a television broadcasting company operating kids oriented channels and programming blocks across the European and Middle East markets.
The first Fox Kids channel in the UK was launched in October 1996 and the Fox Kids Europe (FKE) was incorporated in November 1999 with 75.7% being held by Fox Family Worldwide (FFW) with the balance of ownership listed on Euronext. FFW was acquired in October 2001 by The Walt Disney Company and renamed ABC Family Worldwide Inc.. K2 started out as a syndicated block for several local stations in Italy.
In December 2002, FKE signed with BMG Europe for two Fox Kids Hits music compilation albums per year for 10 European markets.
In January 2004, Fox Kids Europe, Fox Kids Latin America and ABC Cable Networks Group agreed to the Jetix programming alliance that would rebrand Fox Kids as Jetix, all blocks, channels and companies.
Jetix Europe launched GXT as a male teen channel in May 2005 on Mondo Sky in Italy. In 2008, JE licensed out Jetix France to The Walt Disney Company France and Disney-ABC-ESPN Television became its channel distribution servicer. In 2009, K2 became a TV channel. Jetix Italy management, agreed to purchase the Jetix Italy company, renamed as Switchover Media, GXT and K2 from Jetix Europe in July 2009 while managing the Jetix Italy channel unit it rebrands as Disney XD in the fall.
List of international versions
|Market||type||formerly||launch date||Replacement||Replace Date|
|Power Box||September 10, 2006||discontinued||August 1, 2009|
|Action Block||February 2004||discontinued||August 31, 2006|
|none||February 2004||merged with Toon Disney to become Disney XD||February 12, 2009|
|Italy||channel||Fox Kids||(2000) 2005||Disney XD||September 28, 2009|
|Latin America||channel||Fox Kids||November 8, 1996/July 31, 2004||Disney XD||July 3, 2009|
|Brazil||channel||August 1, 2004||Disney XD Latin America||July 3, 2009|
Toon Disney Japan
|December 2005||Disney XD Japan||August 1, 2009|
|January 1, 2004||Disney XD||November 14, 2009|
|Central and Eastern Europe||channel||(April 1999) 2004||Disney Channel Bulgaria, Disney Channel Romania||September 19, 2009|
|UK||channel||(October 1996) 2004||Disney XD||August 31, 2009|
|Netherlands||channel||Fox Kids||(August 1997) 2004||Disney XD||January 1, 2010|
|France||channel||Fox Kids||(November 1997) 2004||Disney XD||April 1, 2009|
|Poland||channel||Fox Kids||(April 1998) 2004||Disney XD||September 19, 2009|
|Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia||channel||Fox Kids||(September 2000) 2004||Disney Channel Hungary, Disney Channel Czech, Disney Channel Slovakia||September 19, 2009|
|Hungary||block on TV2||Cartoon Network||(2003)|
|Scandinavia||channel||Fox Kids||(April 1998) 2004||Disney XD||September 12, 2009|
|Spain||channel||Fox Kids||(December 1998) 2004||Disney XD||September 18, 2009|
|Germany||channel||(October 2000 /June 10, 2005)||Disney XD||October 2009|
|Turkey and Middle East||channel||Fox Kids||(November 2000)||Disney XD||October 3, 2009|
|Turkey||block on Show TV||(2000)|
|Hungary||block on Magyar TV||(2000)|
|Bulgaria||block on Balkan News Corp.||(2000)|
|Israel||channel||Fox Kids||(February 2001) 2002||Disney Channel||September 9, 2009|
|Greece||channel||Fox Kids||(October 2001) 2002||Disney XD (Greece)||October 3, 2009|
|Russia||block on REN TV||Fox Kids||(2001) 2002|
|Market||name||type||formerly||launch date||Replacement||Replace Date|
|Central and Eastern Europe||Jetix Play||channel||Fox Kids Play||October 2003|
|Italy||K2||Syndicated block||Fox Kids||2002 /||(sold)|
|Poland||Jetix Play||channel||Fox Kids Play||(November 2003) 2004||Playhouse Disney||July 2010|
|Turkey and Middle East||Jetix Play||channel||Fox Kids Play||(October 2003) 2004|
|Launched||November 2003 - Fox Kids Play
January 2005 - Jetix Play
|Closed||March 12, 2011|
|Owned by||The Walt Disney Company|
|Sister channel(s)||Jetix, GXT, K2|
Jetix Play, formerly Fox Kids Play, was an interactive television channel for younger kids.
Jetix Animation Concepts
Jetix Animation Concepts, also Jetix Concepts Animation, was a brand used for animation co-produced by and for the Jetix global group by the American partner, ABC Cable Networks Group, from 2004 to 2009.
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In the UK, Future plc published the official Jetix Magazine. Published every four weeks the magazine featured puzzles and featured based on the channel's shows. The magazine also came with a free DVD featuring shows from the channel.
With the purchase of the remaining Jetix Europe shares by The Walt Disney Company and the change over of the channels to a Disney branded channel, Future renamed the magazine to "Nitro!" to become an independent magazine with the same general focus as the Jetix magazine.
In 2007, the Monster Jam monster truck series had a truck with the Jetix name and some characters on it. The truck was driven by Dan Evans, who normally drives The Destroyer, and toured in the Monster Jam European tour until December. The truck has not been seen since then and was rebranded as Disney XD.
Jetix Kids Cup
The Jetix Kids Cup was a football (soccer) tournament which kids from all over the world competed to show their skills.
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