Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BREAKING. MultiChoice adding the new Disney Junior channel to DStv from 1 June as a new global preschool TV channel.

Disney Junior, a new global preschool TV channel will be added as a new channel on MultiChoice's DStv pay TV platform starting Wednesday 1 June on DStv channel 309.

''Come and see a new place on television where magical storytelling comes to life,'' says a new TV promo on The Disney Channel (DStv 303) that's now in heavy rotation. ''Playhouse Disney is becoming Disney Junior. Where the magic begins ... Disney Junior - a new channel coming soon.''

The new South African Disney Junior website that didn't exist just went live HERE, saying that ''the magic begins Wednesday 1 June''. Disney Playhouse was Disney's preschool brand that's also been a programming block. Disney Junior started in February this year in America, launched on Friday in Canada and Saturday in Britain.

Disney Junior's launch as a TV channel in South Africa will co-incide with the roll-out of the channel in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria on the same day as well as Taiwan and Greece on 2 June, with Germany and Japan following in July.