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Disney XD is a Canadian English-language Category B specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment. Launched on December 1, 2015, it is a localized and licensed version of the U.S. cable channel of the same name, which broadcasts live-action and animated programming aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15.[1]

Disney XD
Disney XD - 2015.svg
Launched December 1, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-01)
Owned by Corus Entertainment
(branding licensed by The Walt Disney Company)
Slogan The Future is Now! (2015-16)
Don't Be Basic, Be XD! (2017-present)
Melty (summer)
Country Canada
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s)
Website Disney XD Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 1652 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 76 / 176 (HD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable providers. Check local listings for details.
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 512 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 1553 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 160 (SD)
Channel 1160 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9616 (SD)
Channel 616 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 89 (SD)
Channel 389 (HD)
VMedia Channel 232 (SD)
Zazeen Channel 147 (HD)

Contents

HistoryEdit

Prior to the launch of this channel, a Canadian version of Disney XD was launched by Astral Media on June 1, 2011 as a spin-off of Family Channel, which had historically held rights to the programming of Disney Channel and its spin-off brands.[2][3] After Bell Media acquired Astral in 2013, the company sold Disney XD along with its sister channels (Family Channel and the French and English versions of Disney Junior) to DHX Media. Corus Entertainment purchased the Canadian rights to Disney programming on April 16, 2015. As a result, the Disney XD-branded channel owned by DHX was renamed as extensions of their Family Channel brand: Family Chrgd.[3]

Disney XD programming aired in a programming block on the Canadian version of Disney Channel, which Corus launched on September 1, 2015[3][4] until the re-launch of Disney XD as a Corus-run channel three months later on December 1, 2015.[5][6] DHX's rights expired in January 2016.[3]

On March 27, 2017, Disney XD underwent a partial rebranding as part of a partial on-screen change for many of Corus Entertainment's cable specialty channels and to match the U.S. network's partial on-air rebranding.

On September 1, 2017, the channel obtained a discretionary service licence;[7] it had been operating as an exempt channel before then.[8]

On June 5, 2018, Corus Entertainment updated the website for Disney XD along with Treehouse TV and Disney Junior.

Current programmingEdit

Animated seriesEdit

On hiatusEdit

Reruns of animated seriesEdit

Acquired animated seriesEdit

Reruns of acquired animated seriesEdit

Acquired from Disney ChannelEdit

Live-action seriesEdit

Short seriesEdit

  • Ant-Man (2017 - present)
  • Future-Worm! shorts (2016 - present)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy shorts (December 1, 2015 - present)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures shorts (May 4, 2017 - present)
  • Rocket & Groot (2017 - present)
  • Spider-Man shorts (2017 - present)
  • Star Wars Rebels shorts (December 1, 2015 - present)
  • Two More Eggs (December 1, 2015 - present)

Reruns of short seriesEdit

  • Gravity Falls shorts (December 1, 2015 - present)

Upcoming programmingEdit

Animated seriesEdit

Former programmingEdit

Animated seriesEdit

Acquired animated seriesEdit

Live-action seriesEdit

Acquired live-action seriesEdit

Short seriesEdit

  • Wander Over Yonder shorts (December 1, 2015 – 2016)

Programming BlocksEdit

  • Marvel Universe - This block airs such Marvel programs as Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man, as well as some short series, such as Ant-Man and Rocket & Groot. This block is also mixed in with other Disney XD programs such as DuckTales, Future-Worm!, Pickle and Peanut, Gravity Falls, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

SeasonalEdit

  • Melty Summer - This block airs all summer long and airs weekdays with new episodes of select shows and new series.
  • 25 Days of Christmas - This block features a mix of holiday-themed specials all December long.
  • Halloween - This block features a mix of Halloween specials.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.disneyxd.ca/faq
  2. ^ "DHX Media to buy Family, other children's channels". Toronto Star. November 28, 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d David Friend (April 16, 2015). "Corus gains Canadian rights to Disney Channel content". The Globe and Mail. Canadian Press. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "It's #HereForReal Canada! Corus Entertainment Launches Disney Channel in 10 Million Households" (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Disney XD Returns to Canada December 1". Channel Canada. November 9, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Disney XD & Disney Junior to Roll Out in Canada Next Month". WorldScreen. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-150.htm
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160414051439/http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/BCASTING/catb_e3l.htm
  9. ^ https://geekdad.com/2016/08/milo-murphys-law-weird-al/
  10. ^ "Disney XD". disneychannel.ca Buzz Blog. Corus Entertainment. November 1–2, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. 
  11. ^ http://www.corusent.com/news/new-live-action-sci-fi-adventure-comedy-series-mech-x4-comes-to-disney-xd/
  12. ^ http://www.corusent.com/news/get-ready-fooled-new-series-walk-prank-brings-non-stop-laughter-disney-channel-disney-xd-special-sneak-peek-april-1/
  13. ^ Corus delivers new series for 2018-19 season
  14. ^ "Disney XD Greenlights 'Lab Rats: Elite Force' a Spin-Off of 'Lab Rats: Bionic Island' & 'Mighty Med'". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 

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