Disney Channel, originally established as a cable channel in the United States, has expanded worldwide. There is a similar channel called Family which broadcasts Disney Channel shows in English in Canada, and VRAK.TV with broadcasts Disney Channel's shows in French in Canada (mainly geared towards Quebec).
Disney Channel South Africa is available in Southern Africa. It was launched on December 1, 2000.
Aired on now TV (Channel 441)
It is broadcasts over the Orbit Showtime platform.
Disney will launch a completely new Disney Channel via the UPC Netherlands analog and digital cable network on October 3rd 2009. The channel will broadcast a range of Disney series in in a Dutch/Flemish dub. Only after 6 PM, series will be broadcasted with dutch subtitles. Since 1st November the channel will also broadcast in Belgium with a flemish voice who does the announcements.
The dutch Jetix channel has been rebranded as Disney XD Netherlands. That rebranding took place on 1st January 2010.
Disney Channel (Central and Eastern Europe) is composed of:
Disney Channel was launched on October 16, 1999 and broadcast on sky (pay television program).
Disney Channel launched in Greece on November 7, 2009.
Disney Channel launched on September 9, 2009 and replaced Jetix.
Disney Channel is available on ZON TVCabo on channel 40, on meo on channel 40 too, Cabovisão on channel 55 and Ar Telecom on channel 26. It's now available for free to every customer on the cable/satellite/IPTV networks above. It's funded through publicity and subscription fee. Since 2008 that, Disney Channel in Portugal broadcast without encryption on digital networks. It still premium on analogue networks Wiil Be like to elmo Bye. It was launched in November 2001.
On Cable television since June 2010
Disney Channel and Disney Channel +1 are available on the Digital+ satellite platform on channels 30 and 31, and in cable plataforms. Also Disney Channel is available for free on digital terrestrial system since July 1, 2008 (channel 66). The channels broadcast in Spanish with an original language option, American and British programmes broadcast in English on the second track while anime broadcast in Japanese.
Disney Channel was launched on April 29, 2007 and is available on Digiturk on channel 67. All live action series are subtitled except Hannah Montana which is Turkish. All animation series and movies are dubbed in Turkish.
In the 90's Disney Channel started airing in Latin America via DirecTV as a premium channel. Later, around the 2000s it became available in other cable companies. In 2003, because of the crisis in Argentina and Mexico, DirecTV removed the channel from all the subscriptions (The gap was "covered" by a few period of time by Fox Kids, but later returned and both channels were on DirecTV, as Fox Kids was previously exclusive to SKY) and it came back in 2004 as part of the basic channel grid. In Latin America, programming includes Zapping Zone.
On September 23, 2007 as part of the network's 2007 re-brand campaign, the "Hip" brand name was dropped, and introduced its rectangular current logo along with cuadrilar new graphics.
Red Bee Media transformed the channel into a modern-looking scene and new promos started the week before. Idents started that next Sunday at midnight.
Cuba and Dominican Republic receive the Latin America Disney Channel.