Disney Junior (Dutch TV channel)

Disney Junior is a Dutch pay television station for young children, owned by The Walt Disney Company. It shares its video feed with Disney Junior Scandinavia and featured an additional Dutch audio track for its viewers in the Netherlands and Flanders. It closed down in the Netherlands, but continues broadcasting in Flanders. Viewers in Wallonia, Brussels and Luxembourg receive the French version, which has the same schedule.

Disney Junior
Disney Junior logo.png
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast areaNetherlands
Belgium
HeadquartersBergweg 50 Hilversum, Netherlands
Programming
Language(s)Dutch dubbing
Picture format16:9 576p (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerDisney Channels (Benelux) B.V.
Sister channelsDisney Channel
French Disney Junior
History
Launched3 May 2010; 11 years ago (2010-05-03)
(as a channel)
17 November 2020; 14 months ago (2020-11-17)
(as a "Mickey Mornings" on Disney Channel)
Closed1 April 2019; 2 years ago (2019-04-01) (Netherlands)
Former namesPlayhouse Disney (2010-2011)
Availability
Cable
Telenet (Flanders)Channel 38
Telenet (Brussels)Channel 128
Orange (Flanders and Brussels)Channel 55
IPTV
Proximus TV (Flanders)Channel 36
Proximus TV (Brussels and Wallonia)Channel 286
ScarletChannel 136

HistoryEdit

On 3 May 2010 Disney Junior was first launched as Playhouse Disney in the Netherlands and on 22 June in Belgium. It also launched under the same name as a block on the main Disney Channel.[1] Disney Junior replaced Playhouse Disney on 1 September 2011 and was launched in Proximus TV[2] and then Ziggo on 10 September 2011.

In 2018, one third of Disney Belgium's employees were laid off, as Disney decided to move its Benelux subsidiary to France, including among others Disney Channel activities.[3][4]

Ziggo announced that Disney Junior as a TV channel would close down in the Netherlands on 1 April 2019. Disney Channels Benelux is planning to distribute its programmes differently (on Disney+).[5][6] The Dutch channel continues broadcasting in Belgium.

After a year absence, the channel replaces "Mickey Mornings" on November 17, 2020.

Disney Junior on Disney ChannelEdit

Besides the TV channel there is also a Disney Junior program block on Disney Channel from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Current ProgrammingEdit

Former ProgrammingEdit

Disney Junior OriginalsEdit

Original co-productionsEdit

Playhouse Disney Original SeriesEdit

Disney Channel Original SeriesEdit

Disney acquired seriesEdit

Other acquired seriesEdit

  • Rekkit Rabbit
  • Zou
  • Mouk

Short seriesEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robert Briel (23 April 2010). "UPC launches Playhouse Disney". Broadband TV News.
  2. ^ Jarco Kriek (18 August 2011). "Disney Junior neemt plaats Playhouse Disney in" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  3. ^ "Une quinzaine de personnes licenciées chez Disney Belgique". RTBF Info (in French). 14 February 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Une quinzaine de personnes licenciées chez Disney Belgique". BX1 (in fr-FR). 14 February 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (1 February 2019). "Disney Junior verdwijnt bij Ziggo" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (27 February 2019). "Verdere verschraling zenderaanbod: Disney Junior stopt bij alle distributeurs" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.