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.
Commercial broadcasters Eurosport, Nickelodeon/Nicknight, Tele 5 and Disney Channel will remain available via DTT in the Hannover/Braunschweig region in German federal state Lower Saxony.
German viewers can watch the Disney Channel on the go with a new app the children’s and family channel has launched for smartphones and tablets.
Sky and Disney are developing a new premium channel that will screen new and classic movies from the Disney/Pixar studio.
Disney Channel is already making its presence felt in the Russian TV marketplace and could soon even pose a threat to established players such as CTC Media.
Disney Channel is now available in over 100 million households in the EMEA region following its launch today (January 12) in Turkey.