Disney Junior now available in high definition

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
        female doctors.
    --  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 orjlandsberg@astral.com Jaime Werby at 
416.956.8584 orjwerby@astral.com


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