Walt Disney will close its pay-TV channels Fox and Disney Junior in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 30, 2021, a Disney spokesperson confirmed to Broadband TV News.
Disney Channel is no longer available to Sky or Virgin Media subscribers.
Disney+ is to become the exclusive home of content from Disney after it failed to reach agreement over the continued carriage of its linear channels with either Sky or Virgin.
Thorsten Braun, general manager Disney Channels and Disney Media Sales & Partnerships Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has left the Walt Disney Company Germany.
Dutch IPTV and DTT provide KPN has signed a last-minute deal to continue carrying the Fox channels and Disney Channel.
Telefonica has again teamed up with Disney to launch a Movistar Disney channel on December 22.
Thorsten Braun will take over the position of General Manager Disney Channels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in addition to his current role as Vice President & General Manager Disneymedia+ with immediate effect.
M7 Group’s Skylink, the leading DTH platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has begun promoting Disney Channel.
Canalsat has obtained exclusive rights to Disney Channel in the French market.
German family channel Super RTL will launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service for children between 3 and 13 years of age.