Playhouse Disney Canada launches on Bell Aliant

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Astral Media's Family Channel today announced the launch of its Playhouse Disney multiplex channel on Bell Aliant in Atlantic Canada. Starting today, Bell Aliant TV's Digital Variety Package subscribers will receive the best in educational and entertaining programming for young children on channel 259.

"We are very pleased to introduce Bell Aliant viewers to Playhouse Disney Canada," said Joe Tedesco, Vice President and General Manager, Family Channel and Playhouse Disney. "Parents and children alike are finding out that our roster of beloved children's entertainment is second to none, so we're thrilled to have an opportunity to share it with even more Canadians."

Playhouse Disney's lineup of acclaimed children's series includes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, Imagination Movers, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, Franny's Feet, and many more.

Playhouse Disney is a commercial-free, multiplex channel offered to Family Channel subscribers across Canada. Committed to offering engaging, educational and development-based programming for younger children, the channel offers exclusive, first-run programs from Disney together with celebrated Canadian series to create an environment for fun and learning. Visit us at www.playhousedisney.ca. Playhouse Disney is an Astral Media network.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in 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 in select areas, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service, and Family OnLine, an Internet-based content streaming service available to BellTV subscribers, both of which feature hit Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series. Visit us at www.family.ca.

SOURCE Astral Media Inc.

For further information: For further information: Scott Campbell, Manager, Communications, (416) 956-8648, scampbell@tv.astral.com

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