Disney Channel

Disney Channel
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LaunchedApril 18, 1983; 35 years ago (1983-04-18)
Owned byDisney Channels Worldwide
Picture format720p HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersBurbank, California, United States
Formerly calledThe Disney Channel (1983–97)
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift serviceDisney Channel East
Disney Channel West
DirecTVChannel 290 (East; HD/SD)
Channel 291 (West; SD only)
Channel 1290 (VOD)
Dish NetworkChannel 172 (east; HD/SD)
Channel 173 (west; SD only)
C-BandGalaxy 14 – Channel 107 (H2H 4DTV)
Galaxy 15 – Channel 7 (4DTV Digital)
Available on every American cable providerChannel slots vary
Verizon FiOSChannel 250 (SD)
Channel 780 (HD)
AT&T U-verseChannel 302 (East; SD)
Channel 303 (West; SD only)
Channel 1303 (HD)
Google FiberChannel 427 (SD/HD)
Streaming media
Sling TVInternet protocol television
DirecTV NowInternet Protocol television
PlayStation VueInternet Protocol television
Hulu Live TVInternet Protocol television
Disney Channel's headquarters in Burbank, California as it appeared in the 2000s. The logo sign has since been removed.

Disney Channel (originally called The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1997 and commonly shortened to Disney from 1997 to 2002) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

Disney Channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically released and original made-for-cable movies and select other third-party programming. Disney Channel – which formerly operated as a premium service – originally marketed its programs towards families during the 1980s, and later at younger children by the 2000s. A majority of Disney Channel's original programming is aimed at kids ages 9–16, while its Disney Junior programs are targeted at children 8 years and under.

As of January 2016, Disney Channel is available to approximately 93.9 million pay television households (80.6% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.[1]


"The Disney Sunday Movie", a version of the Walt Disney anthology television series, began on the channel in 1986 concurrent with ABC's version until 1988 and NBC's "The Magical World of Disney" (1988–90).[2] Disney Channel Original Movies series of made for television movies started on August 23, 1997 with Northern Lights supplanting the previous Disney Channel Premiere Films banner.[3][4]

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