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Why did they change Playhouse Disney to Disney Junior?

Why did they change Playhouse Disney to Disney Junior?

Disney Junior took over the channel space held by the Disney-owned soap opera-focused channel Soapnet, largely due to that channel’s existing subscriber reach (being carried in 75 million households with pay television).

What did Disney Junior used to be called?

Playhouse Disney block
Starting with the Playhouse Disney block on Disney Channel in the United States on February 14, 2011, and concluding with Playhouse Disney Russia in September 2013, the Playhouse Disney blocks and channels were rebranded into Disney Junior.

What happened to Disney Junior?

Closure. Disney Junior, along with its sister channels Disney XD and Disney Channel, closed in the UK on 30 September 2020, after 20 years on-air, due to Disney failing to reach a new carriage deal with Sky and Virgin Media. The closure was previously announced on 25 June that year.

When did Disney Junior start in the UK?

In the UK and Republic of Ireland, Disney Junior began on May 7, 2011 with the first program to air being Handy Manny. At the same time, Disney Junior (who replaced Playhouse Disney Canada the day before) started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen.

Who are the cable providers for Disney Junior?

Since its launch, Disney Junior became initially available to subscribers of Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, and Verizon FiOS; other providers would sign carriage agreements to run the network following its launch:

Who are the presenters on Disney Junior UK?

Presenters were re-added to the channel in September 2009, with new presenters Samantha Pearl and James Sherwood presenting on air between 6pm and 8pm. On 11 February 2019, Disney Junior UK was re-branded and the logo colour changed from red to yellow, to match the other international Disney Junior channels.

Is the Disney Junior channel in high definition?

Disney Junior HD is a high definition simulcast of the Disney Junior channel that broadcasts in the 720p resolution format (the recommended HD format for the Disney-ABC Television Group’s free-to-air and pay-TV properties).