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
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 Remember).
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.
SOURCE: DISNEY JUNIOR
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