Disney Channel (Dutch TV channel)

Disney Channel is the Dutch edition based on the American channel of the same name, owned by the Walt Disney Company. All content is dubbed in Dutch except for the programs that are produced in the Netherlands or Flanders. English audio is also available on the operators Ziggo, Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen, Caiway, Proximus and Telenet. There are two different versions with local advertisements.

Disney Channel
Launched3 October 2009 (2009-10-03)
Owned byDisney Channels (Benelux) B.V. The Walt Disney Company
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.1% (2018, SKO)
LanguageDutch dubbed
Original language (Dual audio)
Broadcast areaNetherlands
HeadquartersBergweg 50
Sister channel(s)Disney XD
WebsiteOfficial website
Canal DigitaalChannel 39 (SD)
TV VlaanderenChannel 42 (SD)
ZiggoChannel 27 (HD)
Channel 982 (SD)
Telenet (Flanders)Channel 29 (HD)
Telenet (Brussels)Channel 119 (HD)
CaiwayChannel 53 (HD)
DELTAChannel 21 (SD)
KPNChannel 28 (HD)
T-Mobile NetherlandsChannel 16 (HD)
Proximus (Belgium)Channel 133
OnsBrabantNet (Netherlands)Channel 19 (SD) and 727 (HD)
ON (Netherlands)Channel 19 (SD) and 727 (HD)
NLE (Netherlands)Channel 19 (SD) and 727 (HD)
Online (Netherlands)Channel 19
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)
KPN iTVKPN iTV (Europe only)
XS4AllWebTV (Netherlands only)
Telenet Yelo PlayYelo Play (Belgium only)
Online.nl TV apphttps://www.online.nl/klantenservice/app/

The channel features a mix of original sitcoms, sometimes teen drama series, animation series and original movies (presented as DCOMs). While currently not using a slogan, the tagline 'Dat moet je meemaken!' (English: 'You have got to experience this!') has been used in the past.


The channel first launched on UPC Netherlands on 3 October 2009.[1] On 30 October 2009 it launched in Flanders on Telenet and Belgacom.[2] On 22 June 2010 it was added to analogue. In September 2011 the Playhouse Disney block became Disney Junior. On 1 September 2011 it launched on Ziggo.[3] The channel was scheduled for a release on Caiway in October 2011, but that has been cancelled.[4] In early 2012 hours were expanded and a new logo was adopted. On 16 August 2012 it launched on CanalDigitaal and TV Vlaanderen at Astra 23.5 East.[5] In July 2013 subtitled programs were moved to late night.[6] In October 2013 subtitled programs were moved to the weekend nights.[7] On 1 April 2014, Disney Channel started transmitting with dual audio channels (Dutch and Original). There are standard no Dutch subtitles, however in most cases subtitles can be activated with text page 888.[8]

Disney Channel, Disney XD 24 hours and Disney Junior became available on KPN Interactive TV and on KPN's subsidiary Telfort on 2 April 2014. However, the Disney channels are solely in Dutch dub on these two operators. It is currently unknown when the original English audio channel will become available on KPN.

From 25 March 2015 Disney Channel HD and Disney XD HD is available at KPN, XS4All and Telfort.

From 1 July 2015 Disney Channel HD, Disney XD 24 and Disney Junior become available through Caiway and Caiway Albrandswaard. However, in Albrandswaard only the SD version of Disney Channel is available.

On 2 November 2015 Disney Channel is available through KPNs web IPTV service KPN Play however it was sooner available for the Play beta testers.

Disney Channel stopped distribution on 1 June 2019 at KPN.



Disney Junior



  1. Robert Briel (15 September 2009). "Disney Channel exclusive on UPC". Broadband TV News.
  2. Robert Briel (14 October 2009). "Disney Channel lands in Flanders". Broadband TV News.
  3. Jarco Kriek (22 August 2011). "Compleet aanbod Disney Channel vanaf 1 september bij Ziggo". Totaal TV.
  4. Jarco Kriek (29 April 2011). "Disney Channel voorlopig niet bij Caiway". Totaal TV.
  5. Jarco Kriek (16 August 2012). "Disney Channel start bij CanalDigitaal". Totaal TV.
  6. Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney.
  7. Disney. "Waarom zijn alle series op Disney Channel en Disney XD in het Nederlands gesproken?". Disney.
  8. Jan-Hein Visser (2 May 2014). "Disney Channel ook met Engels audiospoor". Totaal TV.
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