The new channel from Walt Disney will launch in January 2004. The channel is going to resemble U.S network channel ABC's daytime schedule and will show a mix of soaps, films and comedy shows. Disney signed a carriage deal with SDN and is expected to broadcast 12 hours per day but this is yet to be confirmed. By the looks of it it might be timeshared on Freeview and could possibly share with Setanta Sports which will launch in the spring. Personally i am disappointed by the announcement and i also feel the name of the channel is a bit ridicules i feel they should stick to a well know brand and call it ABC UK but this could all change nearer the launch look at UK BrightIdeas which was formally UK HomeStyle. As expected a carriage deal will be done to broadcast on Sky. The channel launches January 12th.