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"Daytime" new channel from Walt Disney to launch January 2004

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by PhilipVass, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. PhilipVass

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    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.
     
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    They should have launched in the Christmas run up - more potential viewers.
     
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    any updates on this new channel yet?
     
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    As far as i no there has not been any official announcement by them. I believe the launch date was revealed on WotSat not so long ago but i can't see it launching on Monday.
     
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    24th of january I think, it will not have a placeholder and will just appear like magic one night (due to being on the SDN mux)

    Rich
     
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    Has anyone seen any info on this channel recently??
     
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    Not sure it will happen now SDN are launching pay channels.
     
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    What? on freeview???? :confused:
     
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