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Disney Channel Asia
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Launched 1 January 1994
Owned by Buena Vista International Inc., The Walt Disney Company
Picture format 480i, 576i (SDTV)
Country Singapore
Language English/Malay (for Malaysia)
Broadcast area Southeast Asia
Headquarters Singapore
Sister channel(s) Playhouse Disney Channel Asia
Website Disney Channel Asia Website
Availability
Satellite
Astro Malaysia Channel 615
Choice TV Channel 70
Indovision Indonesia Channel 45
Telkom Vision Indonesia Channel 203
TrueVisions Thailand Channel 75
Aora TV Indonesia Channel 32
Skylife South Korea Channel 654
Cignal Digital TV Philippines Channel 33
Cable
SkyCable Philippines Channel 47
Global Destiny Cable Philippines Channel 50
Cablelink Philippines Channel 27
StarHub TV Singapore Channel 33
First Media Indonesia Channel 120
Vietnam Calble Television VCTV Vietnam Channel 40
Ho Chi Minh City Cable Television HTV Vietnam Channel 47
Hanoi Cable TelevisionBTS Vietnam Channel 42
Kristal-Astro Brunei Channel 615
TrueVisions Thailand Channel 75
Cambodia Cable Television Cambodia Channel 21
MultiNet Television Cabantuan Philippines Channel 24
Parasat Cable TV Philippines Channel 51
IPTV
now TV Hong Kong Channel 441

Disney Channel Asia is a franchise of Disney Channel, airing in most parts of Southeast Asia. Its broadcasting HQ is from Singapore, all times listed here are GMT+8. Other Asian countries like Taiwan and India have their own version of the said channel. Disney XD could Launch in South East Asia in 2010.

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Programming

Every month, Disney Channel is releasing one or more of new episodes or new seasons, new movies, new original movie, new original series as well as new Third-Party titles.

Motion pictures from Walt Disney Pictures are usually premiered sooner than US counterpart.

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Schedules

Disney Channel Asia has made a lot of scheduling changes which started in July 2007 to present. This is due to a lot of series have been removed and they're replaced with a different show/s. The last change was made on December 13, 2009.

Movies are shown at 6.30pm (VIE/THAI) everyday and additionally 9pm (VIE/THAI) on weekend. In some special events, movies are shown at some different slots, thus, leads to changing showing time of other shows or sometimes, advancing to the next show on the uniformed schedule.

A detailed schedule is shown here.

Censorship

Most Disney Channel Original series and other shows are sometimes edited due to content not yet considered acceptable material in Asian countries. Some language, relatively violent fight scenes, and kisses between characters are shortened and sometimes edited out completely. Strangely, suggestive dialogue is not edited.

Activities

Disney Channel Asia has a lot of activies in order to promote shows or movies with valuable prizes. The most recent activity is G Force contest, winners will get G Force goodies.

Website

Disney Channel Asia website has been refurbished 3 times since its conception in 2000, with the most recent in November 2008.

Criticism

Since Disney Channel Asia mostly follows Disney Channel guideline, the channel has met similar criticism with its US counterpart: the channel moved from premium, more limited cable to more basic, wide-spread cable; pulled away from the characters that the networks parent company was based on and programs on Disney Channel geared only toward pre-teens and teenage girls.

As a channel of Disney, in Asia, Disney Channel Asia did not air many teen-themed films of Walt Disney Pictures. It lost the premieres to STAR Movies in recent years.

Enchanted was only the first movie to issue this - which the fact is it featured animation, show the first time on the channel in January 9, 2010 though it first aired on STAR Movies about 2 years ago.

Playhouse Disney

Playhouse Disney Channel Asia is the pre-schooler's channel that is currently aired in Brunei, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea. In 1 January 1994, is was separated into a different channel called "Playhouse Disney Channel Asia".

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