TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral today announced the launch of the French-language Playhouse Disney Télé on Videotron. From March 1, Videotron subscribers will be able to enjoy
the best in entertaining and development-based programming aimed at
younger audiences. Playhouse Disney Télé will be offered free of charge
for three months on channel 46. Playhouse Disney Télé programs will
also be available on illico on Demand, on channel 900, as well as on
illico web and illico mobile.
"It is fantastic to be launching Playhouse Disney Télé on Videotron,
making the network and its unique programming accessible to even more
Francophone families," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Family and
Playhouse Disney. "With its strong lineup of programming, Playhouse Disney Télé
broadcasts acclaimed Disney series as well as high-profile Canadian
titles. I'm confident that audiences will be delighted with the
network, both under its current name of Playhouse Disney Télé and as
Playhouse Disney Télé broadcasts high-profile Disney shows including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Special Agent Oso. Canadian productions such as Stella and Sam have also proved very popular on the network. Playhouse Disney Télé
will transform to Disney Junior in May 2011. Showcasing series that focus on storytelling and bringing
the rich legacy of Disney animation together with a vibrant lineup of
contemporary characters, Disney Junior will offer Canadian series
beside beloved Disney titles and new shows such as the new animated
series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
"Videotron is pleased to be able to offer Playhouse Disney Télé to its
clients. As the leading destination for entertainment, Videotron
continues to be the first choice for youth content in Quebec." Said
Myrianne Collin, Vice-President, Marketing, Consumer Sector, Videotron.
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 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.
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