TORONTO, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - Astral's popular children's channel Playhouse Disney will launch today on EastLink. Offering a broad range of entertaining and learning-focused
programming for younger viewers, the network is now available to
EastLink customers who subscribe to Family Channel. Playhouse Disney
programming is also available to EastLink subscribers through Family on
Demand, an on-demand service that also launches today on EastLink
"Santa came a little early this year for our subscribers and we are
thrilled to be able to bring the magic of Playhouse Disney to even more
homes in Atlantic Canada," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Family Channel
and Playhouse Disney. "With its vibrant offering including the best in children's series
from Disney as well as acclaimed Canadian programs, Playhouse Disney
has delighted, entertained and engaged younger audiences and their
families across the country."
EastLink viewers can watch Playhouse Disney on the following channels,
based on their location: Channel 66 in Grande Prairie, channel 93 in
Ontario and channel 131 in the Maritimes. Customers of Delta Cable can
view Playhouse Disney on channel 83.
The lineup of high profile shows on Playhouse Disney includes the
popular Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and Imagination Movers. The December schedule on the network features new holiday episodes as
well special series marathons. A sneak peek of the new Canadian series Stella and Sam, based on the novels by lauded author Marie-Louise Gay, will also air
on Friday afternoons in December with the series premiering in its
regular timeslot on Playhouse Disney on January 9.
Playhouse Disney is a commercial-free channel available in French and English to
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. Playhouse Disney will become Disney Junior in May 2011. Visit
us at Playhousedisney.ca.
Playhouse Disney is a member of the Astral family. Astral is one of
Canada's largest media companies. It operates more than 100 of the
country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home
advertising and digital 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.
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