Disney Channel Middle East

Disney Channel Middle East
Disney Channel Middle East
Disney Channel wordmark.svg
Launched April 2, 1997
Owned by The Walt Disney Company
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Country United Arab Emirates
Language Arabic, English, Swedish
Broadcast area Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Maldives.
Website www.disneyme.com
Orbit Showtime Channel 140

Disney Channel Middle East (Arabic: قناة ديزني‎) is an edition of the The Walt Disney Company-owned Disney Channel broadcasting to the Middle East, North Africa as well as Pakistan (although Indian Disney Channel is also available) and Maldives with exceptions of Iraq, Libya, and Syria.[1] It is advertising-free and funded by subscription fees.



Disney Channel Middle East was launched on April 15, 1997 and was back then exclusively available on the Orbit Network. In Fall 2001, it became available on Showtime Arabia.

Disney Channel Middle East was only available in the English when launched. On April 1, 1998, the Orbit Network launched the Arabic service on Disney Channel. Then, on April 16, 2007, the Orbit Network launched the Swedish service on Disney Channel. Now, Disney Channel is an encrypted channel available on Orbit Showtime in English, Arabic, and Swedish.

Disney channel Middle East aired all Disney Channel shows but most of them are out of the air.


Most of the non-live-action content is dubbed into Arabic and Swedish with separate audio streams being available. In addition, Arabic subtitles are carried for live-action programs like Phil of the Future, Hannah Montana...

Current Programming

for kids and teen :

for children :

Upcoming Series


Disney Channel made a huge success in the Middle East , especially in Lebanon , where more than 90% of kids and more than 40% from teenagers watch Disney Channel .


before June 2011 , the series Hannah Montana ended (still airing ), Wizards of Waverly Place started to air his fourth season , Shake It Up premiered , Jonas L.A ended , Lemonade Mouth premiered , the second season of Suite Life on Deck ended and Season 3 started , also the first season of Good Luck Charlie ended and season 2 aired saturday 10 september , on the same day of premiering Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure , as part of the Fabulous Week . Also The Suite Life Movie premiere in 2011 . on 15 october 2011 , so random premiered .

Programming blocks

Disney Junior Morning block

Disney Junior Morning block broadcasts from 5:35 a.m. till 8:35 a.m. GMT (8:35 a.m. till 11:35 a.m. KSA).

Film Time! block

Film Time! block airs Disney Animation Movies, Disney Channel Original Movies, Film Time! block broadcasts every Friday at 4:10 p.m GMT (7:10 p.m. KSA), and Saturday and Sunday at 5:50 a.m, 4:10 p.m GMT (8:50 a.m, 7:10 p.m. KSA).

Current airing films

Upcoming Movies

  • The Suite Life Movie

Special events

Disney Channel Games

Disney Channel Games

Debuting in 2006, the Disney Channel Games includes stars from Disney Channel Original Series and Movies, and were telecast from the Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. After the kick-off Games in 2006, the 2007 and 2008 Games included Disney Channel stars from across the world, making room for the addition of a Yellow Team (Added to Blue, Red and Green) during the 2007 event. In 2008, the games featured four teams: the Cyclones, the Comets, the Lightning and the Inferno. 2008 was the last DC Games to date; the Disney Channel Games were not held in 2009 nor in 2010. The Disney channel games 2007 was aired in the Fall of 2007. And the 2008 games were aired on August 19, 2008.

Happy Easter block

In April 2009, Disney Channel ME showed movies every day during Easter, including the premiere of Sleeping Beauty; added Wizards of Waverly Place season 2 episodes to the Saturday morning lineup; and changed its look, temporarily, to a spring and Easter theme.

Demi & Selena Block

One day before the premiere of the movie Princess Protection Program the Demi & Selena block aired from 1 p.m. GMT (4 p.m. KSA) until 6 p.m. GMT (9 p.m. KSA). In this block all programming at that time that aired included Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Two Hannah Montana episodes aired that had Selena as a guest-star, A Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode that Selena guest starred in, As the Bell Rings (United States) episodes that Demi starred in, Camp Rock that Demi also starred in, the premiere of the second show of Studio DC: Almost Live that both Demi and Selena starred in, and a couple of Wizards of Waverly Place episodes that Selena starred in. The channel also changed its look temporarily to match the theme colors of the movie.

Wiz-tober Block

Disney Channel ME, and throughout October, 2009, premiered Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, showed new episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, and showed special airings of Twitches & Twitches Too. On October 31, 2009, Disney Channel ME aired Halloween episodes of all shows. The channel also changed its look, temporarily, to a Magical logo.

Wizards Vs. Vampires Block

Starting October 26 , 2009 till October 29 , 2009 Disney Channel ME Will air the four episodes of Wizards Vs. Vampires, in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Joyful December Block

Disney Channel ME, and throughout December 2009, premiered Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana and A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, and run "back-to-back" episodes of selected shows. Also, Disney Channel ME traditionally aired Mickey's Twice upon a Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The channel aired "Christmas specials and episodes" of its shows. The channel also changed its look, temporarily, to a Christmas, Winter and North Pole look.

Camp Rock block

On 18 October 2010, Disney ME premiered Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, and premiered the new shows: JONAS L.A., two new episodes, and Hannah Montana Forever (Hannah Montana's final season, season4), 2 new episodes. And Disney Channel ME aired a new episode of Sonny with a chance.

October-Takeover block

Disney Channel ME, on Halloween 2010, aired a special Halloween episode of the Disney channel original series Wizards of Waverly Place,and a new Hannah Montana Forever and JONAS L.A. episodes. And Disney Channel ME aired the Original Movie Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. The Sunday, the channel aired the original movie Halloweentown at 19:10.


On November 27, 2010, Disney Channel Middle East aired a special block filled with special episodes from the Disney channel original seriesWizards of Waverly place,Hannah Montana,Jonas, Jonas L.A., The Suite Life on Deck, Phineas and Ferb and others. It was also the premiere of Disney Channel Original Movie Den Brother at 8:50.

Camp rock week-end Block

On December 11, 2010, Disney Channel Middle East aired brand new episodes of Jonas L.A. and others shows. It aired also the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam but, with the unseen scenes.

Christmas Block

On Christmas 2010, Disney Channel ME aired the premiere of the Disney channel original movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars starring Wizards of Waverly place actor Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle and 16 Wishes starring Debby Ryan.Disney Channel Me will also air the premiere of Phineas and Ferb: Christmas Vacation ,and will premiere the first episode of Shake it Up an upcoming dance show starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya.Disney channel ME premiered the episode So Random holiday special from Sonny with a Chance.

Shake it Up and Fish Hooks Weekend

On February 27 2011, Disney Channel ME aired many new episodes of both shows.

Candace Day

On March 5, 2011, Disney Channel ME aired episodes of Phineas and Ferb that focus on Candace.

Fashion Week

From March 7 to March 13, 2011, Disney Channel Middle East premieres the most fashionable episodes of Disney channel shows.


Whole of August,2011 Disney Channel airs all Hannah Montana Episodes And Music Videos With Lyrics of the Song Down... And While Disney Airing The Music Videos And The Episodes Disney Me uses its Logo(Disney Channel US' smartphone app logo) But A colored Vesion Of It.

Disney Stars Got Talent

20,21 of August Disney ME Will Air Episodes From Shows With Talented Moments,And May Be Airing Disney Channel Friends For Change Games,And Will Air New Episodes Of Shake It Up.

Disney Channel Events

Disney Channel ME also broadcasts some Disney Channel events. The main event that was broadcasted is the Disney Channel Games.

Disney Channel Concerts

  • High School Musical: The Concert, aired in 2007.
  • Hannah Montana: Live in London, aired July 19, 2008.
  • The Cheetah Girls: In Concert, aired July 21, 2008.
  • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, aired on September 12, 2008.
  • Jonas Brothers: Live in London, aired 27 September 2008.
  • The Cheetah Girls: Live In Madrid, aired 23 January 2009.


Disney Channel Middle East is available on Orbit Showtime and on Q-tel Qatar service Mozaic TV+ .


Disney Channel Middle East uses the Disney Channel UK's 1997 logo starting from 1997. In December 1999, Disney Channel Middle East's identity split into two:

  • English versions of Disney Channel Middle East received Disney Channel UK's new logo and identity package of 1999 (created by GÉDÉON).
  • Arab-language versions of Disney Channel Middle East received a modified version of Disney Channel UK's logo to feature the Arabic name of channel, but it has different idents (created by Razorfish).

In June 2003, Disney Channel Middle East adopted Disney Channel US' 2003 logo. In May 1, 2011, Disney Channel Middle East used Disney Channel US' smartphone app logo.


External links

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