HD ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PRESCHOOL NETWORK LAUNCHES WITH ROGERS AND EASTLINK
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Disney Junior continues to deliver the
best in preschool programming and services to its viewers by announcing the
arrival of Disney Junior HD. Launching today on Rogers (channel 479) and
EastLink (channel 748), the new English-language channel is available free of
charge to eligible customers who already subscribe to the Disney Junior
standard definition service. The launch of Disney Junior HD with other service
providers will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Today's launch completes the Astral Kids' portfolio of HD offerings and
enhances the quality programming families have come to expect from Disney
Junior," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Astral
Kids. "With this new channel, our viewers will see their favourite animated
and live-action series in greater detail, with a sharper picture and
ultimately experience this popular content the way it was intended to be seen."
Mirroring the schedule on Disney Junior, Disney Junior HD features hit Disney
programming such as Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Doc
McStuffins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse along with newly launched Henry
Hugglemonster. Disney Junior HD will also feature successful Canadian series
in high definition such as the award-winning Stella and Sam and Justin Time.
Viewers tuning into Disney Junior HD this May will enjoy a range of excellent
family programming all month long including:
-- Saturday, May 4: A morning filled with the newly launched
CGI-animated series Bananas in Pyjamas beginning at 8 a.m. ET.
-- Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17: A daily dose of fan-favourite
Doc McStuffins each night at 6 p.m. ET followed by special "We
Are Doc McStuffins" shorts featuring real African-American
-- Saturday, May 18: The network premiere of the Disney feature
film, Tangled, with characters voiced by Zachary Levi (Alvin
and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) and Mandy Moore (A Walk to
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.
Joanna Landsberg at 416.956.8547 firstname.lastname@example.org Jaime Werby at
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