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Télémagino is a Canadian discretionary service owned by DHX Media. Launched on 5 July 2010 as a sister to an equivalent English-language service, it airs programming aimed at preschool-aged children. The channel previously operated under Disney–ABC Television Group's preschool television brands, including Playhouse Disney and Disney Junior, but was rebranded on 18 September 2015 following the acquisition of Canadian rights to Disney's children's brands and programming by Corus Entertainment.

Télémagino
Télémagino logo.svg
Launched5 July 2010; 9 years ago (2010-07-05)
NetworkFamily Jr.
Owned byDHX Media
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganLet's play!
CountryCanada
LanguageFrench
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMontreal, Québec
Formerly calledPlayhouse Disney Télé (2010–11)
Disney Junior (2011–15)
Sister channel(s)Family Jr.
Family Channel
Family Chrgd
WebsiteTélémagino
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 189 (SD)
Shaw DirectChannel 230 (SD)
Channel 396 (HD)
Cable
CCAPChannel 46 (SD)
Cablevision du NordChannel 373 (SD)
Channel 455 (HD)
Cogeco QuebecChannel 89 <(SD)
VidéotronChannel 46 (SD)
Channel 646 (HD)
IPTV
Bell Fibe TVChannel 151 (SD)
Channel 1151 (HD)
MTSChannel 441 (SD)
Telus QuebecChannel 25 (SD)
VMediaQuébec:
Channel 108 (SD)

Along with its English-language parent channel Family Jr., it is available in over four million Canadian households as of 2013.[1]

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HistoryEdit

As Playhouse Disney Télé and Disney JuniorEdit

The channel was licensed in 2006 as Vrak Junior, a sister channel to Astral's Vrak TV, though, aimed at younger viewers than Vrak.[2] It was launched on 5 July 2010 as Playhouse Disney Télé, the last Playhouse Disney channel to launch in the world before the worldwide switch to Disney Junior.[3] Three years prior, an English language version (then known as Playhouse Disney) was launched on 30 November 2007 as a multiplex channel of Family. The network took on the new Disney Junior brand in 2011.

On 4 March 2013, following the Competition Bureau's approval of Bell Media's takeover of Astral, it was announced that Family Channel and its sister networks (including the Disney Junior services, Disney XD, MusiquePlus, and Animax) would be divested in an attempt to relieve CRTC concerns regarding the takeover.[4] On 28 November 2013, DHX Media announced it would acquire the four channels for $170 million pending CRTC approval.[5][6] On 24 July 2014, the CRTC approved DHX's purchase of the networks,[7][8] and the deal was closed on 31 July 2014.[9]

As TélémaginoEdit

On 16 April 2015, it was announced that Corus Entertainment had acquired Canadian rights to Disney Channel's program library and would launch a Canadian version of Disney Channel that September, and that its sibling brands of Disney Junior and XD would be re-launched at a later date. In anticipation for this transition, DHX concurrently announced that its Disney-branded networks would be re-branded as spin-offs of Family Channel. The re-branding of Disney Junior's French feed was tentatively announced as Famille Junior, but was later changed to Télémagino. The new name was officially introduced on 18 September 2015, alongside the re-branding of its English-language counterpart as Family Jr..[10][11][12]

ProgrammingEdit

Current programmingEdit

Upcoming programmingEdit

Current MoviesEdit

  • Lucky Duck
  • Barbie: Dreamtopia

Former programmingEdit

See alsoEdit

International distributionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Family Channel | Family Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD Available on Free Preview in March". Newswire.ca. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-98, CRTC, 2006-03-27
  3. ^ Astral launches French-language Playhouse Disney Channel with Bell TV, CNW, 31 May 2010
  4. ^ BCE takeover of Astral OK’d by Competition Bureau Archived 2013-04-11 at Archive.today, The Montreal Gazette (via The Canadian Press), 4 March 2013.
  5. ^ "DHX Media to buy Family, other children's channels". Toronto Star. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ "DHX to acquire Family Channel, three others from Bell Media". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  7. ^ "DHX Media receives CRTC approval on $170M acquisition of Family Channel and three other children's channels". DHX Media. 24 July 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  8. ^ Vessing, Etan (24 July 2014). "DHX Media approved for Family Channel takeover". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  9. ^ "DHX Media closes Family Channel acquisition and announces management changes". Canada Newswire. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  10. ^ "DHX-Disney Divorce Almost Done". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Corus gains Canadian rights to Disney Channel content". The Globe and Mail. Canadian Press. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  12. ^ "DHX TELEVISION'S REBRANDED FAMILY JR. AND TÉLÉMAGINO NETWORKS REVEALED TODAY" (Press release). DHX Media. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  13. ^ a b c Whyte, Alexandra (25 August 2017). "Telemagino adds trio of preschool series". Kidscreen. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  14. ^ http://www.telemagino.ca/series/felibert-le-chaventurier/
  15. ^ http://www.telemagino.ca/series/mes-bestioles-cheries/

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