Disney XD (Canadian TV channel)
Disney XD is a Canadian English language discretionary service channel that is owned by Corus Entertainment. Launched on December 1, 2015, it is a localised and licensed version of the U.S. subscription network of the same name, which broadcasts live-action and animated programming aimed at kids between the ages of 6 and 15.
|Launched||December 1, 2015|
|Owned by||Corus Entertainment|
(branding licensed by The Walt Disney Company)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Bell TV||Channel 1652 (HD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 76 / 176 (HD)|
|Available on most cable providers.||Channel slots vary on each operator|
|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)|
- 1 History
- 2 Current programming
- 3 Former programming
- 4 Programming Blocks
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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. 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 an extension of their Family Channel brand known as Family Chrgd on October 9, 2015.
Disney XD programming aired in a programming block on the Canadian version of Disney Channel, which Corus launched on September 1, 2015 until the re-launch of Disney XD as a Corus-run channel three months later on December 1, 2015. DHX's rights to broadcast Disney XD programming expired on January 1, 2016.
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.
- Milo Murphy's Law (October 17, 2016–present) 
- Spider-Man (August 19, 2017 - present)
- Star Wars Resistance (October 7, 2018–present)
Reruns of animated seriesEdit
- Guardians of the Galaxy (December 1, 2015–present)
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil (December 1, 2015–present)
Acquired animated seriesEdit
- Beyblade: Burst (October 2, 2016–present)
Reruns of acquired animated seriesEdit
- Counterfeit Cat (September 1, 2018–present)
- Dr. Dimensionpants (September 1, 2018–present)
- Grossology (December 1, 2015–present)
- Looped (September 1, 2018–present)
Acquired from Disney ChannelEdit
- Big Hero 6: The Series (November 20, 2017; September 2018–present)
- Big City Greens (September 7, 2019-present)
- DuckTales (August 12, 2017–present; previously a Disney XD original series)
- Lab Rats (December 1, 2015-2016, September 1, 2019-present)
UK Animated seriesEdit
- Space Chickens in Space (2018)present
- The 7D (December 1, 2015–2017)
- Avengers Assemble (January 6, 2018 - 2019)
- Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (June 5, 2017–September 2017)
- Future-Worm! (August 8, 2016–2018)
- Gravity Falls (December 1, 2015–2019)
- Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (June 20, 2016–October 2016; December 16, 2016; January 22, 2017 - 2018)
- Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (December 1, 2015–August 27, 2017)
- Phineas and Ferb (December 1, 2015–August 27, 2017)
- Pickle & Peanut (December 1, 2015–2018)
- Star Wars Rebels (December 1, 2015–2019)
- Wander Over Yonder (December 1, 2015–2016)
Acquired animated seriesEdit
- Almost Naked Animals (2016–2018)
- The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes (December 1, 2015–2016)
- Detentionaire (August 28, 2017–September 1, 2018)
- Di-Gata Defenders (January 1–September 1, 2018)
- League of Super Evil (December 1, 2015–January 1, 2018)
- The Super Hero Squad Show (December 1, 2015–2016)
- Yo-Kai Watch (December 5, 2016–2017)
- Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (December 1, 2015–2017)
- Kickin' It (December 1, 2015–2016)
- Kirby Buckets (December 1, 2015–2017)
- Lab Rats: Elite Force (March 2, 2016–2017)
- MECH-X4 (November 12, 2016–2018) 
- Mighty Med (December 1, 2015–2016)
- Walk the Prank (April 1, 2016-2018)
Acquired live-action seriesEdit
- 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, Milo Murphy's Law, Pickle and Peanut, Gravity Falls, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
- 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.
- "DHX Media to buy Family, other children's channels". Toronto Star. November 28, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
- David Friend (April 16, 2015). "Corus gains Canadian rights to Disney Channel content". The Globe and Mail. Canadian Press. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "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.
- "Disney XD Returns to Canada December 1". Channel Canada. November 9, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
- "Disney XD & Disney Junior to Roll Out in Canada Next Month". WorldScreen. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
- "Disney XD". disneychannel.ca Buzz Blog. Corus Entertainment. November 1–2, 2015. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015.
- "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 February 6, 2016.