Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD Available on Free Preview in March

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 or contact your television 
service provider. 
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 
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 
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 
For artwork and series information, please visit For 
additional information please contact Jaime Werby at 416-956-8584 or 
SOURCE: Family Channel 
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