Disney Channels Worldwide is a global portfolio of over 100 kid-driven, family inclusive entertainment channels and/or channel feeds available in 166 countries/territories, in 34 languages. The platform brands are Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama and Radio Disney. The group's multiplatform strategy includes subscription video-on-demand and content-rich broadband websites DisneyXD.com, DisneyJunior.com, DisneyChannel.com and RadioDisney.com. Disney Channel content is distributed through cable, satellite and digital terrestrial television channels, and via a strategic partnership with Disney Media Distribution to third party broadcasters across the globe. Disney Channel properties continue to rapidly expand into new markets across the world, playing a key role in introducing the Disney brand to nearly 560 million unduplicated viewers* worldwide.
About Disney Channel:
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. It is currently available on basic cable and satellite in more than 98 million U.S. homes and in nearly 400 million households via 42 Disney Channels and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world.
For 2012, Disney Channel was #1 among Kids 2-11, toppling Nickelodeon's 17-year record in Total Day among the largest advertiser-targeted segment. Disney Channel, which accepts select sponsorships, was also the #1 TV network in Total Day among Kids 6-11 for the second consecutive year, and was #1 for the fourth year among Tweens 9-14 with a dynamic lineup of hit live action and animated programs. They include the #1 TV series ("Good Luck Charlie"), the #1 animated TV series ("Phineas and Ferb") and the #1 TV movie ("Let It Shine"). In Primetime, Disney Channel was #1 for the twelfth consecutive year in Tweens 9-14 and for the tenth straight year in Kids 6-11, and placed among the Top 2 cable networks in Total Viewers for the seventh year in a row.
Disney Channel Programming:
Geared towards kids ages 6-14 and their families, Disney Channel original series include "Austin & Ally," "Jessie," "Good Luck Charlie," "Dog With A Blog," "Shake It Up," and "A.N.T. Farm," which comprise the Top TV series among Kids 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14. Disney Channel is also home to the hit comedy "Phineas and Ferb," TV's #1 animated series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, and "Gravity Falls" each produced by Disney Television Animation. Disney Junior, a programming block for Kids age 2-7, airs daily on Disney Channel in addition to a 24-hour Disney Junior channel. Its programming including the hits "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," "Doc McStuffins" and "Sofia the First," all blend Disney's unparalleled storytelling and beloved characters with learning components, including early math and language skills, as well as healthy eating and lifestyles, with an emphasis on social and emotional development.
Disney Friends for Change:
Disney will donate nearly $1 million dollars annually through Disney Friends for Change, its multiplatform global initiative that helps inspire kids and families to join together and make a positive impact on the world. Among the beneficiaries are the global charities Fauna and Flora International, World Wildlife Fund, Ocean Conservancy and UNICEF. Through ongoing PSAs and online tool-kits, the Disney Friends for Change program aims to provide useful information to help kids make small changes that add up to big differences. Friends for Change currently has over 4 million actions taking place from kids in 33 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Japan, India and China. For more information, please visit http://disney.go.com/projectgreen.
Free TV Disney-Branded Programming:
In addition to Disney Channel's cable TV presence in territories worldwide, each week more than 300 hours of Disney branded programming, consisting of more than 80 regularly scheduled Disney-branded blocks and numerous stand-alone programs, is broadcast on terrestrial television affiliates.
Additional Programming Platforms:
Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior programming is currently available via subscription video-on-demand on several U.S. cable television systems and mobile devices and live, linear feeds are available via authenticated TV+ products – WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior – at home or on-the-go and online at watchdisneychannel.com, watchdisneyxd.com and watchdisneyjunior.com. The Disney/ABC Television Group also streams full-length and short-form episodes of Disney Channel programming, free and on-demand through DisneyChannel.com. In addition, episodes of hit series and several Disney Channel Original Movies are available to U.S. consumers for purchase through Apple's iTunes Music Store. Disney Channel HD, a high-definition simulcast of Disney Channel, is currently distributed by a number of multichannel operators, including Time Warner, Cox Communications and DirecTV.
Disney Channel continues to develop hit programming that creates opportunities for other lines of business at The Walt Disney Company, including Studio and Home Entertainment, Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Records, Consumer Products, Interactive and Online. Responding to a growing demand from consumers seeking to further connect with their favorite TV series and characters, franchises for "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "Phineas and Ferb" among others, include interactive shows at Disney's parks and resorts, fast-selling apparel, books, DVDs, CDs, games and consumer electronics.