Disney Junior

television station in United States

Disney Junior, is an American cable and satellite television network. It is part of The Walt Disney Company. It is for children between one and eight years old. It shows first-run children's television shows, movies and made-for-DVD movies. It follows Playhouse Disney, which aired from April 6, 1997 to February 13, 2011.

Disney Junior
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersBurbank, California, U.S.
Programming
Language(s)English
Spanish (via SAP audio track)
Picture formatHDTV 720p
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SD feed)
Ownership
OwnerDisney Branded Television
(Walt Disney Television)[1]
Key peopleMelanie Minichino (voice actor/announcer)
Sister channels
History
LaunchedFebruary 14, 2011; 11 years ago (2011-02-14)
(as a programming block on Disney Channel)
March 23, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-03-23)
(as a television channel)
ReplacedDisney Kids (China)
Playhouse Disney (worldwide)
Soapnet (U.S.)
Links
WebcastWatch live
WebsiteDisneyNOW portal
Availability
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 168 (SD Only)
DirecTV/StreamChannel 289 (HD/SD)
C-BandAMC 11 – Channel 44 (4DTV Digital)
AMC 18 – Channel 12 (H2H 4DTV)
IPTV
Verizon FiosChannel 260 (SD Only)
U-verse TVChannel 306 (SD)
Channel 1306 (HD)
Streaming media
YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV

The name Disney Junior is also used for a morning and early afternoon program seen on the Disney Channel, branded as "Disney Junior on Disney Channel".

ProgrammingEdit

Programming on the Disney Junior channel includes original series and series which used to be shown on the Playhouse Disney block It also showed re-runs of former original shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. There included some that also air on the companion Disney Channel morning block. The network also airs short-form series as well as reruns of some older animated series. These progams had been seen on sister network ABC, CBS (made before 1996) and programs from Disney Channel and Toon Disney. These are aired by the channel by popular demand. The channel also carries several non-Disney preschool shows (such as PJ Masks and Bluey).

BlocksEdit

Disney Junior Night LightEdit

Disney Junior Night Light is the former name of Disney Junior channel's overnight programming block, running daily from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time. The block, which debuted on September 4, 2012, and is sponsored by Babble (under a similar underwriter sponsorship agreement as that regularly used by Disney Channel and Disney Junior, which both operate as commercial-free services), consists of short-form programs intended for co-viewing among parents and their children. Features seen as part of the block include Picture This (which presents sketches of Disney characters being drawn), Sesh Tales (a segment featuring costumed finger puppets with twists on traditional fairy tales) and That's Fresh (a segment featuring cooking tips aimed at parents, presented by celebrity chef Helen Cavallo). Additional series under development at the block's launch included a photography series, a series that follows parents through the day their new baby comes home after being born, and a show about stay-at-home dads.[2] Since 2017, Disney Junior's overnight programming has run unbranded and without the Night Light continuity. As of November 1, 2021, Disney Junior Night Light is still used for interstitials and sign-off due to the handover of Disney Mom. (which was used in November 2021)

Timesharing historyEdit

Disney Junior timeshared Disney Mom Every Night from November 1, 2021 to the present.

Timeline of Disney Junior's Operation Hours
Date Information Sign-Off Sign-On
2012—2021 Disney Junior was launched on March 23, 2012. - -
2021 Disney Junior launched a new block called Disney Mom. 10:00pm 12:05am
2021—2022 Unknown 9:10pm 4:00am
2022—present Unknown 9:10pm (Monday-Friday)
10:00pm (Saturday-Sunday)
6:00am

ReferencesEdit

  1. Low, Elaine (November 10, 2020). "Disney Reorganizes TV and Streaming Content Units Under Peter Rice". Variety. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  2. Dickson, Jeremy (August 29, 2012). "First look: DJ Tales to bow on Disney Junior Night Light". Kidscreen. Retrieved September 24, 2012.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Disney Junior at Wikimedia Commons