Disney XD (Australian and New Zealand TV channel)

Disney XD was a children's subscription television channel, which is aimed at boys and girls aged 6–15, and feature live-action, sports and animation programming. The channel was launched 10 April 2014 on Foxtel.[1] It ceased broadcasting on 6 January 2019.

Disney XD
Disney XD - 2015 (Purple)
Launched10 April 2014[1]
Closed6 January 2019
Owned by
Picture format576i (SDTV)
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAustralia, New Zealand
Sister channel(s)Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 708
SKY Network Television (NZ)Channel 103
Cable
FoxtelChannel 708
Vodafone TV (NZ)Channel 503
IPTV
Foxtel PlayChannel 708
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 708

History

On 3 February 2014, Australian subscription television provider Foxtel announced it would launch two new family-genre channels over Easter 2014.[2] In late February, it was announced Disney XD would be one of these family channels, scheduled to launch on 10 April 2014.

On 24 December 2014, the channel launched in New Zealand on Sky Television.[3] On 27 February 2017, Disney XD launched on Fetch TV under the "Ultimate" package.

On 1 December 2018 it was announced that Disney XD would cease broadcasting on 6 January 2019, with a selection of programming moving to Disney Channel.[4] Some of the programs continuing to air on Disney Channel include Star Wars Resistance and various Marvel animations.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Knox, David (24 February 2014). "Disney Movies, Disney XD join Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ Knox, David (3 February 2014). "Programmer's Wrap 2014: Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. ^ "SKY LAUNCHING DISNEY XD THIS CHRISTMAS" (Press release). Sky Network Television Limited. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b Nik (1 December 2018). "Disney XD is closing" (Press release). Foxtel. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
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