Disney Channel has confirmed that it has been contracted to Sky’s proposed DTT pay service Picnic TV. The House of Mouse will provide a mix of content from Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney.
The early morning and afternoon primetime slots will broadcast Disney Channel shows like Hannah Montana, while the morning and lunchtime block will cater to the preschool audience with Playhouse Disney favourites like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and My Friends Tigger & Pooh.
The proposed Picnic TV package will also include Sky One, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and potentially Sky News. A documentary channel is also due to be announced.
Picnic TV will be operated independently of Sky’s DTH service and will offer subscribers access to the Sky Talk telephony and Sky Broadband services. Ofcom’s consultation into the proposals closes on December 14.