La Chaîne Disney

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La Chaîne Disney
Broadcast areaNationwide
NetworkDisney Channel
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerTeletoon Canada, Inc.
(Corus Entertainment), (Branding licensed from Disney Branded Television)
Sister channels
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2015; 8 years ago (2015-09-01)
ReplacedTélétoon Rétro
WebsiteLa Chaîne Disney

La Chaîne Disney is a Canadian French language specialty channel owned by Teletoon Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment under license from The Walt Disney Company, and launched on September 1, 2015, replacing Télétoon Rétro. It is a localized version of the U.S. subscription network Disney Channel, broadcasting live-action and animated programming aimed at children in French in Canada.

The launch of the network came alongside a licensing deal reached between Disney and Corus, who acquired Canadian rights to Disney Channel's programming library, and the announcement of a Canadian version of Disney Channel broadcasting in English that launched concurrently. Previous rightsholder DHX Media never operated any Disney Channel-branded services in English or French, and its only French-language Disney-branded property was a French-language Canadian version of the preschool children's brand Disney Junior.


French-language dubs of Disney Channel programs were historically aired by Radio-Canada and later Vrak.TV. The latter channel was co-owned with Family Channel. Vrak.TV was separated from Family with the acquisition of Astral Media by Bell Media; in an attempt to relieve concerns surrounding Bell's total market share in English-language television following the merger, Bell elected to divest Family Channel and its sister networks to DHX Media, which included Astral's French-language version of Disney Junior.[1]

On April 16, 2015, Corus Entertainment announced that it had acquired long-term, Canadian multi-platform rights to Disney Channel's programming library; the cost and duration of the licensing deal were not disclosed. Alongside the licensing deal, Corus announced that it would officially launch a Canadian version of Disney Channel; the service will consist of linear television channels in English and French, along with TV Everywhere and video-on-demand services for digital platforms.[2][1]

The French-language service, La chaîne Disney, launched concurrently with its English-language counterpart on September 1, 2015. It replaced Télétoon Rétro in its previous channel allotments, and operates under the same CRTC license.[3][4]

In 2018, the channel was rebranded to match its English-language counterpart while keeping its logo.


La Chaîne Disney's programming mainly consists of French-language dubs of existing programs from Disney Channel. As no French versions of each brand exist, Disney XD and Disney Junior programs are also included, as part of their respective programming blocks, Disney Junior sur la chaîne Disney[5] and, previously, XD Zone (shown on air as Disney XD Zone). Disney Channel shows also air on the blocks based on their respective themes.[6][7] In order to fulfill CanCon requirements, the channel also airs content from other Corus-owned networks. Original series from the three channels are labelled in bold.


Main programming[edit]

Disney Junior programming[edit]

Along with the programs above, the channel airs movies as part of the programming block, Disneyrama (formerly Cinéma la chaîne Disney).



Main programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Corus Entertainment snaps up Disney content from DHX Media, plans to launch Disney channel in Canada". Financial Post. Postmedia Network. April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Corus Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group join forces in landmark licensing agreement" (Press release). Corus Entertainment. CNW Group. April 16, 2015. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Corus speciialty services - Ownership chart" (PDF). CRTC. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Corus trading Télétoon Rétro for La chaîne Disney". Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Le monde de Disney Junior | La chaîne Disney". Archived from the original on November 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "La chaîne Disney : New TV Offer for the Whole Family Starting September 1!". Corus Entertainment. Corus. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Get Ready Canada! Disney Channel Arrives on September 1!" (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.

External links[edit]

Official website