TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's Family Channel today announced that Radio Disney will be available in Canada for free and without a subscription
exclusively on Family.ca. The 24-hour radio station devoted to kids, tweens and families will
stream on the network website as of today.
"Music is an integral element of the Family brand and it is a pleasure
to be able to offer Radio Disney, free of charge to Family fans," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Astral Kids. "Not only does launching Radio Disney on Family.ca strengthen our connection with our audience who we know are keen for
more music, it also further entrenches the relationship between Astral
"Disney and Astral have long standing relationship, from Family Channel
to Disney Junior and most recently Disney XD," said Sean Cocchia, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Radio Disney. "As Radio Disney celebrates its 15th birthday, we are thrilled to further connect with Astral's audience by
bringing the network to the Canadian market."
Visitors to Family.ca, one of Canada's most popular kid's websites, will be able to find a
link to the Radio Disney stream from the Family.ca homepage. The Radio Disney stream available on Family.ca will be a feed of the American broadcast currently available in the
U.S. on over 35 domestic terrestrial radio stations as well as via RadioDisney.com, Sirius and XM satellite radio, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones and
on the Radio Disney iPhone and Android Apps. Radio Disney, which
celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year, features music from hit
recording artists including Selena Gomez & The Scene, Justin Bieber,
Taylor Swift, Willow Smith, China Anne McClain, Cody Simpson, Katy
Perry, Taio Cruz and Allstar Weekend, as well as shows such as "N.B.T."
(Next BIG Thing) and "Total Access." Also on the Radio Disney streaming page will be
information on Family programming as well as sponsorship and
advertising opportunities for promotional partners.
Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family
television entertainment in over 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, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an Internet-based, broadband service. Both of these services offer hit
Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series to subscribers when
they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.
Family Channel 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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