Disney Channel Australia
"For the Disney Channel in other countries, see
Disney Channel around the world. For the original Disney Channel, see Disney Channel."
infobox TV channel
name=Disney Channel Australia
Australia, New Zealand
logofile=Disney Channel 2002.svg
share as of=February '08
share source= [http://www.oztam.com.au/documents/2008/B1_20080127.pdf]
Buena Vista InternationalInc.
Playhouse Disney Australia(launched December 5, 2005)
web= [http://disneychannel.com.au disneychannel.com.au]
terr avail=Not available
sat serv 1=Foxtel Analogue
sat chan 1= Channel 27
sat serv 2=
sat chan 2= Channel 16
sat serv 3=
Sky Network Television
sat chan 3= Channel 40
sat serv 4=
sat chan 4= Channel 129
cable serv 1=
cable chan 1= Channel 707
cable serv 2=Foxtel Digital
cable chan 2= Channel 707
cable serv 3=Austar Digital
cable chan 3= Channel 707
cable serv 4=TransTV Digital
cable chan 4= Channel 201
cable serv 5=
cable chan 5 = Channel 14
cable serv 6=
cable chan 6= Channel 40
Disney Channel Australia is a television channel that is broadcast in
Australiaand New Zealand. It is mainly aimed at children and their families.It does not broadcast commercial advertisements, however programming is broken up by a number of breaks, during which trailers for Disney's programming are usually shown.
History and Availability
It has been aired on New Zealand's pay television network (
SKY Network Television) since December, 2003.
On December 5, 2005, Disney Channel launched Playhouse Disney Channel in Australia on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television digital services and in New Zealand on the SKY Network Television digital service.
Disney Channel is expected to launch Toon Disney on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Digital Serivces sometime between late 2008 and early 2009Fact|date=September 2008.
Most of the programming on the channel is at a certain level. Almost all of Disney's shows are rated G and usually feature low level violence. When there is a DCOM, the ratings sometimes go up to PG, being the cause of violence, action and sci-fi themes throughout the showing of the movie.
The Disney Channel Australia features many of the shows the U.S. version broadcasts. The channel also airs shows made in Australia, such as ,
Wicked Science, Mortified& As The Bell Rings.
Shows are often shown on Disney Channel Australia a few months after their US counterpart, although there are some exceptions.
Disney Channel Games(Annually during January- February)
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Archie's Weird Mysteries
Black Hole High
Boy Meets World
Brandy and Mr. Whiskers
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
Disney's House of Mouse
Donald's Quack Attack
* Donkey Kong Country
Gadget Boy & Heather
Girl Stuff, Boy Stuff
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics
Lloyd in Space
Mickey's Mouse Tracks
Sabrina's Secret Life
Sabrina, the Animated Series
* Studio D / Studio Disney
Super Mario World (TV series)
Tales from the Neverending Story
* Teacher's Pet
The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa
* The Little Mermaid
The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog
The Sinbad Show
The Zack Files
What about Mimi?
Disney Channel Australia traditionally broadcast most of
Disney's movies, including Walt Disney Studio movies and Disney Channel Original Movies. Until 2003, these broadcasted daily at 7pm under the title of "The Wonderful World of Disney", which was aired since the mid 1990s. They now broadcast under the title of "Disney Channel Movie" or "Disney Channel Original Movie" (DCOM). Movies, like all Disney Channel Australia content, are broadcast in a 4:3 format, presented in Pillar box (film)format for those viewing on widescreen 16:9 television sets.
Disney Channel Australia also airs many movies produced by Disney Channel, and Fox Family and ABC Family Channel, many of which are no longer shown in the
United States, among them include Searching for David's Heart, , Escape to Witch Mountain, Stepsister From Planet Weird, and Au Pair.
Disney Channel Australia also played the following successful DCOMs:
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Read it and Weep"
The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls 2
Prior to 2003, Disney Channel's logo consisted of three circles which resembled a silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head. The logo was the basis for the channel's wide range of impressive computer-generated idents, in which Mickey's silhouette was formed from various animated objects, which included Two electric scoreboard ears and a soccer ball, Two cricket balls and a basket ball, Two suns and a fan and a wide range of others.
The Australian Disney Channel had similar logos to
Disney Channel UK. These are the logos that were used since the channel first aired in 1995:
Disney Channel Website
The Disney Channel website has nearly the same layout as the American Disney Channel Website.
List of television networks by country
Disney Channel around the world
* [http://www.disney.com.au/DisneyChannel/index.html Official Site]
* [http://www.disney.com.au/ Disney Australia]
* [http://www.disney.com.au/DisneyChannel/playhouse/ PlayHouse Disney Channel]
* [http://www.disney.com.au/disneygirl/ Disney Girl Magazine]
* [http://www.disney.com.au/disneyadventures/index.html Disney Adventures Magazine]
* [http://www.disney.com.au/disneymusic/index_flash.html Disney Music Australia]
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