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Disney Channel

Disney Channel
TV Channel information
NameDisney Channel
LaunchedApril 18, 1983
Owned byDisney-ABC Television Group
(The Walt Disney Company)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
(see Disney Channel (international) for informational on international versions of Disney Channel)
HeadquartersBurbank, California
Sister channelsDisney XD, ABC Family, ABC, ESPN, SOAPnet
DirecTVChannel 290 (East, SD/HD)
Channel 291 (West)
1290 (VOD)
Dish NetworkChannel 172 (East)
Channel 173 (West)
Available on most cable systemsCheck your local listings
Verizon FiOSChannel 250 (SD)
Channel 780 (HD)
AT&T U-verseChannel 302 (East)
Channel 303 (West)
Channel 1302 (HD)

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Disney Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company. It is under the direction of Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney. The channel's headquarters is located on West Alameda Ave. in Burbank, California. Disney Channel International Networks, currently run by President Carolina Lightcap, is a global portfolio of more than 90 kid-driven, family inclusive entertainment channels and/or channel feeds available in over 160 countries and 30 languages. The platform brands are Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama TV and Radio Disney.

The channel specializes in television programming for children through original children's television series and movies, as well as third-party programming. It is marketed mostly toward young children, with the exception of their weekend primetime block that is aimed at pre-teens and teenagers ages 9 � 15, and the Disney Junior programming block aimed towards children ages 2 � 5. In recent years, the diversity of viewers has increased with an older audience, typically teenagers, young adults and young families.

Since November 19, 2010, the channel is offered with an alternate Spanish-language audio feed, either via a separate channel as part of a Spanish-language network package sold by cable and satellite providers or via a separate audio track with the SAP option, depending on the system.

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