TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's popular children's channel,
Disney Junior, will launch today on Shaw Direct, channel 167 Advanced/538
Classic. Dedicated to providing the best in engaging, educational and
entertainment-based series and short-form content for younger viewers and
their families, Disney Junior's programming will also be available to Shaw
Direct subscribers via Disney Junior OnDemand.
"With its lively programming featuring entertaining and development-based
series, Disney Junior showcases the best in children's series from Disney
paired with award-winning Canadian programs," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, Astral Kids. "Shaw Direct subscribers have been
asking for Disney Junior and we're thrilled to be able to deliver our
comprehensive offering to them, allowing more Canadian families to access
Disney Junior offers exclusive, first-run programs from Disney together with
celebrated Canadian series to create an interactive and imaginative
environment for preschoolers and their families. The network offers fan
favourites including Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Mickey
Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso and Handy Manny, as well as acclaimed
Canadian series such as Stella and Sam and Justin Time.
Disney Junior also welcomes Disney's first young princess with the launch of
Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess, a television movie special debuting
Saturday, November 24 at 7 p.m. ET. Following the television movie event, a
new Sofia the First series will premiere in early 2013.
Disney Junior is a commercial-free channel available in English and French to
subscribers across Canada. Committed to offering the best in engaging and
development-based programming for younger children, Disney Junior showcases
series with a focus on magical, musical and heartfelt stories that feature
beloved classic and contemporary characters. Presenting exclusive, first-run
programs from Disney together with celebrated Canadian series, Disney Junior
is also available through Disney Junior OnDemand and Disney Junior OnLine.
Disney Junior is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX:
ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several
of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home
advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To
learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
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