Disney Channel (Turkish TV channel)
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Disney Channel is a Turkish free-to-air television network that broadcasts children and youth-oriented shows in Turkish. It launched on 29 April 2007 by Digiturk, a subscription-based Turkish satellite service. All the programming is dubbed in Turkish. The network is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company|
|Sister channels||Disney XD|
|Launched||April 29, 2007|
|Turksat Kablo TV||Channel 169|
|Turksat 4A||12423 H 30000 5/6 (FTA)|
Disney Channel Turkey began broadcasting in 2007 with the addition of a Turkish audio track to the Disney Channel EMEA feed. It was originally based in London, UK, but after the launch of an independent feed in 2012, its headquarters were moved to Istanbul, Turkey.
On 2011, Disney announced that a fully local Turkish feed of Disney Channel would be launched as a free-to-air channel. It was the third Disney Channel to go FTA, after Disney Channel Spain (2008) and Disney Channel Russia (2011).
On 21 December 2011, Disney launched a test feed of the FTA Disney Channel that only aired promos and not any commercials or shows.
On January 2012, Disney officially launched the FTA version of Disney Channel on Türksat. The Pan-European feed at Digiturk was replaced by the Turkish feed and the channel started to be carried on D-Smart and Teledünya.
On 16 June 2014, Disney Channel got a new look and logo as part of Disney's worldwide rebrand.