Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD Available on Free Preview in March
TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Kids is giving the whole family a
break this month with the March Free Preview, a complimentary sampling of its
kids networks including Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD available
throughout March. Delivering an unmatched roster of kids programming in
Canada, Astral Kids gives viewers the opportunity to experience all three
channels, which feature comedy, educational and adventure programming
respectively, via linear, OnDemand and broadband services.
"With fifteen television affiliates participating in the nationwide free
preview, Astral is able to provide more young television fans and their
families' access to three dynamic channels packed with exciting and
adventure-filled programming all month long," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, Astral Kids. "We're excited to share our rich
programming slate which includes vibrant March Break specials,
highly-anticipated television events and new episodes from hit Canadian series
with an even larger audience. With viewers having access to Family, Disney
Junior and Disney XD on multiple platforms, there truly is something for
For preschoolers, the magic begins on Disney Junior, a channel presenting
engaging and educational programs for younger viewers and their families. With
a unique lineup featuring an emphasis on storytelling, children find delight
in such series as Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
March brings special episodes and theme weeks to brighten the lineup.
Rated #1 with kids in Canada, Family Channel offers a diverse programming
schedule that viewers can laugh along with and is best known for Good Luck
Charlie, Jessie and Austin & Ally. This March Family's schedule is stocked
with new Canadian original episodes of Wingin' It and the new dance-based
series, The Next Step. Plus, special episodes premiere throughout March Break
and later in the month it's the highly-anticipated homecoming special The
Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.
Disney XD is the top destination for action, adventure and comedy with hit
series Phineas and Ferb, Lab Rats and Crash and Bernstein. Astral Kids' only
advertising-supported network cranks up the non-stop fun this month with an
action-packed March Break lineup, new episodes of Randy Cunningham: Ninth
Grade Ninja and Crash and Bernstein and new feature film premieres.
For more information on the Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD free
preview event, please visit MarchFreePreview.ca or contact your television
Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in
family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across
Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience
for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large
portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family
OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and
Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available
at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series plus top-rated
Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us
Disney Junior is a commercial-free channel available in English and French to
more than 4 million 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. Visit us at DisneyJunior.ca.
Disney XD is an advertising-supported digital specialty network and
multiplatform brand offering a compelling mix of high definition live-action
and animated programming to homes across Canada. Disney XD features series,
movies and short form content that focus on comedy, discovery, accomplishment
and adventure. Disney XD programming is also available through dedicated on
demand and broadband services. Visit us at DisneyXD.ca.
Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are members 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.
For artwork and series information, please visithttp://press.astral.com For
additional information please contact Jaime Werby at 416-956-8584 or
SOURCE: Family Channel
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