Disney International Channel Closures Thread

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Updated list of Disney-owned channel closures (as of 2022.6.29)

6 JAN 2019
Disney XD ANZ

1 OCT 2019
Disney XD Italy
Fox Comedy Italy
Fox Animation Italy

31 MAR/1 APR 2020
Dlife Japan
Disney XD Germany
Disney XD Spain

7 APR 2020
Disney Cinema France

30 APR/1 MAY 2020
Disney Channel ANZ
Disney Junior ANZ
Disney XD France
Disney Channel Italy
Disney Junior Italy

30 JUNE/1 JULY 2020
Fox Life Italy

30 SEPT/1 OCT 2020
Disney Channel UK
Disney Junior UK
Disney XD UK
Disney XD EMEA (Sub-Saharan Africa feed)

31 DEC 2020/1 JAN 2021
Disney XD Asia
Disney XD Scandinavia
Fox Korea
Fox Scandinavia
Fox Life Korea
Fox Life Turkey
FX Korea
Sky Movies Disney UK
Voyage France

31 JAN/1 FEB 2021
Disney XD EMEA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa feed)
Disney XD Greece
Disney XD Japan

27 MAY 2021 Reference Point:
Announcement made that Disney would close 100 channels

30 JUN/1 JUL 2021
Fox UK
Fox Crime Italy

30 SEPT/1 OCT 2021
Channel [V] Asia
Disney Channel Asia (inc. Hong Kong Feed)
Disney Channel Korea
Disney Junior Asia
Disney Junior GAS
Disney Junior Korea
Fox Africa
Fox Asia (inc. Philippines, Vietnam Feed)
Fox GAS
Fox Crime Asia
Fox Life Asia
Fox Movies Asia
Fox Action Movies Asia
Fox Family Movies Asia
Fox Sports Asia 1,2,3
FX Asia
Nat Geo People Asia (MENA, Asia feed)
Star Chinese Movies Legend
Star Movies China
Star Sports China/Korea 1,2

30 NOV 2021/1 DEC 2021
Baby TV HD India
Bindass
Disney International HD (rebrand to Disney Channel HD) (delayed)
Marvel HQ India (rebrand to Super Hungama) (delayed)
UTV Movies
UTV Action
UTV HD
Star Sports 1 Bangla
Star Sports 1 Marathi
Star World India (delayed)
Star World HD India (delayed)
Star World Premiere HD India (delayed)

31 DEC 2021/1 JAN 2022
Disney Channel Taiwan
Disney Junior Taiwan
ESPN Classic USA
Fox Taiwan (rebranded to Star World Taiwan)
Fox Movies Taiwan (rebranded to Star Movies Gold)
Fox Life Spain
Viajar Spain
Xee Denmark (Disney stake sold)

31 JAN/1 FEB 2022 (Star Premium)
Star Hits LatAm
Star Series LatAm
Star Action LatAm
Star Cinema LatAm
Star Classics LatAm
Star Comedy LatAm
Star Fun LatAm
Star Hits Brazil
Star Hits 2 Brazil

28 FEB/1 MAR 2022
Marvel HQ India (rebrand to Super Hungama)

30 MAR/1 APR 2022
Disney Channel Turkey
Disney Junior Brazil
Disney Junior Turkey (originally announced to close, but still on air)
Disney XD LatAm
Fox Life USA
FX Movies LatAm
Nat Geo Kids LatAm
Nat Geo Wild LatAm
Star Life LatAM
Star Life Brazil (rebranded to Cinecanal)

30 JUN/1 JUL 2022
Fox Italy
 

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Fox Italia is shutting down, the channel more than others that has shaped the history of pay TV in Italy, being there since the start of Sky Italia in 2003.

As an Italian, tomorrow it'll be a sad day.

On next year, It would've been its 20th anniversary
The loss of Fox Italy may be unfortunate, but a good deal of its content fortunately is already available on Disney+ in Italy, and more of it could come in the future.
 

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Dry ending after The Simpsons for Fox Italia at around 00:00, final credits, black screen and then your usual infocard from Sky.

RIP Fox Italia, arguably the revolutionary TV series broadcaster in Italy, leading to Italy having been the home of new Fox channels for a long time.

You've gone, but you'll be missed.

31 July 2003 - 30 June 2022 .

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This thread has not been updated for a month. Looks like Disney's onslaught on linear channels has grinded to a halt.
Even then, some parts of the world will still have the linear channel or channels for years, even decades to come. The shut downs around the world have been slowing down. We had a peak already. Not many will shut down quickly at the same time anymore.

Still weird that DC in the UK got shut down during the COVID times. It should've happened much later. But it happened and we gotta deal with it. D+ is popular ther enough so I don't mind.
 

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Even then, some parts of the world will still have the linear channel or channels for years, even decades to come. The shut downs around the world have been slowing down. We had a peak already. Not many will shut down quickly at the same time anymore.

Still weird that DC in the UK got shut down during the COVID times. It should've happened much later. But it happened and we gotta deal with it. D+ is popular ther enough so I don't mind.

Disney Channel UK closed when it did because that was when the contract with Sky expired, I would imagine that carriage for Disney channels were done on a five year contract, 25 is a multiple of 5, so that would mean its closure would fall on its 25th Birthday.

Sky and Virgin weren't willing to pay more, although I still believe that Disney purposely overcharged so they can close the channels as they knew the viewing ratings weren't that good. Disney+ has been a success here, sad to see Disney Channel gone, but I still think it was the better business decision. Disney's content has been surrounded by a premium paywall in one form or another and to varying degrees, Disney+ is no different. Adjusted for inflation, it's a lot more value for money compared to when the channel first launched in 1995.

I think the countries where Disney Channel is free and the ones that lacked a Disney XD channel did better in terms of ratings, in the bigger markets, the channels were a bit thin on the ground. I also think in the countries where XD has now closed has helped the main channel.

The channel closures are no different to what Nickelodeon has done, expect their way was a lot more stealthy by taking a less localised approach, but by doing so, they still retained a presence in each and every market (except Japan and South Korea), and also spinning off their Swiss operations as well.
 

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FOX CRIME Turkiye Pay-TV channel has been closed down at 00:00 PM

All Fox Crime shows (including 3rd party CBS and eOne contents) has been transferred into FX Turkiye
 

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FOX CRIME Turkiye Pay-TV channel has been closed down at 00:00 PM

All Fox Crime shows (including 3rd party CBS and eOne contents) has been transferred into FX Turkiye
What does this has to do with this Disney International Closure thread ?
 

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Updated list of Disney-owned channel closures (4 Oct 2022), including 21CF acquisitions

6 JAN 2019
Disney XD ANZ

20 MAR 2019 Reference Point:
Disney acquires 21st Century Fox, incl. FX, Fox Networks Group, stake in Nat Geo Partners, Star India

27 SEPT 2019
YourTV UK

1 OCT 2019
Disney XD Italy
Fox Comedy Italy
Fox Animation Italy

31 MAR/1 APR 2020
Dlife Japan
Disney XD Germany
Disney XD Spain

7 APR 2020
Disney Cinema France

30 APR/1 MAY 2020
Disney Channel ANZ
Disney Junior ANZ
Disney XD France
Disney Channel Italy
Disney Junior Italy

30 JUNE/1 JULY 2020
Fox Life Italy

30 SEPT/1 OCT 2020
Disney Channel UK
Disney Junior UK
Disney XD UK
Disney XD EMEA (Sub-Saharan Africa feed)

31 DEC 2020/1 JAN 2021
Disney XD Asia
Disney XD Scandinavia
Fox Korea
Fox Scandinavia
Fox Life Korea
Fox Life Turkey
FX Korea
Sky Movies Disney UK
Voyage France

31 JAN/1 FEB 2021
Disney XD EMEA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa feed)
Disney XD Greece
Disney XD Japan

27 MAY 2021 Reference Point:
Announcement made that Disney would close 100 channels

30 JUN/1 JUL 2021
Fox UK
Fox Crime Italy

30 SEPT/1 OCT 2021
Channel [V] Asia
Disney Channel Asia (inc. Hong Kong Feed)
Disney Channel Korea
Disney Junior Asia
Disney Junior GAS
Disney Junior Korea
Fox Africa
Fox Asia (inc. Philippines, Vietnam Feed)
Fox GAS
Fox Crime Asia
Fox Life Asia
Fox Movies Asia
Fox Action Movies Asia
Fox Family Movies Asia
Fox Sports Asia 1,2,3
FX Asia
Nat Geo People Asia (MENA, Asia feed)
Star Chinese Movies Legend
Star Movies China
Star Sports China/Korea 1,2

30 NOV 2021/1 DEC 2021
Baby TV HD India
Bindass
Disney International HD (rebrand to Disney Channel HD) (delayed)
Marvel HQ India (rebrand to Super Hungama) (delayed)
UTV Movies
UTV Action
UTV HD
Star Sports 1 Bangla
Star Sports 1 Marathi
Star World India (delayed)
Star World HD India (delayed)
Star World Premiere HD India (delayed)

31 DEC 2021/1 JAN 2022
Disney Channel Taiwan
Disney Junior Taiwan
ESPN Classic USA
Fox Taiwan (rebranded to Star World Taiwan)
Fox Movies Taiwan (rebranded to Star Movies Gold)
Fox Life Spain
Viajar Spain
Xee Denmark (Disney stake sold)

31 JAN/1 FEB 2022 (Star Premium)
Star Hits LatAm
Star Series LatAm
Star Action LatAm
Star Cinema LatAm
Star Classics LatAm
Star Comedy LatAm
Star Fun LatAm
Star Hits Brazil
Star Hits 2 Brazil

28 FEB/1 MAR 2022
Marvel HQ India (rebrand to Super Hungama)

30 MAR/1 APR 2022
Disney Channel Turkey
Disney Junior Brazil
Disney Junior Turkey (originally announced to close, but still on air)
Disney XD LatAm
Fox Life USA
FX Movies LatAm
Nat Geo Kids LatAm
Nat Geo Wild LatAm
Star Life LatAM
Star Life Brazil (rebranded to Cinecanal)

30 JUN/1 JUL 2022
Fox Italy

30 SEPT/1 OCT 2022
BabyTV Italy
BabyTV Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Baltics
Fox Russia
Fox Crime Turkey
Fox Life Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Baltics
Fox Rewayat Arabia
Nat Geo Italy
Nat Geo Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Baltics
Nat Geo Wild Italy
Nat Geo Wild Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Baltics

Feel free to comment if you think I've left out anything.
 

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They should have kept the on demand services for new shows on Sky I feel as Sky did a better job than Disney Plus on new stuff liner service or not.

Just look at the services left standing.

Baby TV just having it they are better.

Moonbug is rumoured to be sold to ex Disney CEO of Candle Media but still being there when it was Disney and with it still showing a few Disney's like Super Strikers in it today I'm going to count it as same case.

Nat Geo has more of the full library on Sky of this year's stuff so it's better than the alternative.

Utsav has many issues not all the shows, sometimes missing upload dates, missing the endings and bad fading out on what they show of the end but other than that better all round than the TV version being uncensored adult versions with decent sized and always in sync with talking manual subs instead of the small channel ones proper good sound and better logo free picture and advert free content, late upload times and good upload times random. But again being there means better than the alternative you have to pay Hotstar to get this but this is built in to Sky.

When we had them Sky Disney in Sky Cinema, Disney Channel, XD, Junior, Jetix Play uploaded every current run show without fail.

Ok, Sky got rid of the channels but we should have kept the full digital section going current run has a purpose of still being on Sky + and all Q veriants as Disney+ does current run shocking I've heard including fuming most of it on Hulu UK doesn't even get I don't even sub to it I refuse doesn't give me extra like a Plus means or all of Disney itself.

Here is a rushed lot of picture dumps of the vast amount of content Sky still has of the Disney UK channels left standing in the UK hopefully they stay and grow enough in English subtitles British viewers to force Disney to ransom to bring back the kids networks and more important the film's network for Disney on Sky Cinema.

 
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They should have kept the on demand services for new shows on Sky I feel as Sky did a better job than Disney Plus on new stuff liner service or not.

Just look at the services left standing.

Baby TV just having it they are better.

Moonbug is rumoured to be sold to ex Disney CEO of Candle Media but still being there when it was Disney and with it still showing a few Disney's like Super Strikers in it today I'm going to count it as same case.

Nat Geo has more of the full library on Sky of this year's stuff so it's better than the alternative.

Utsav has many issues not all the shows, sometimes missing upload dates, missing the endings and bad fading out on what they show of the end but other than that better all round than the TV version being uncensored adult versions with decent sized and always in sync with talking manual subs instead of the small channel ones proper good sound and better logo free picture and advert free content, late upload times and good upload times random. But again being there means better than the alternative you have to pay Hotstar to get this but this is built in to Sky.

When we had them Sky Disney in Sky Cinema, Disney Channel, XD, Junior, Jetix Play uploaded every current run show without fail.

Ok, Sky got rid of the channels but we should have kept the full digital section going current run has a purpose of still being on Sky + and all Q veriants as Disney+ does current run shocking I've heard including fuming most of it on Hulu UK doesn't even get I don't even sub to it I refuse doesn't give me extra like a Plus means or all of Disney itself.

Here is a rushed lot of picture dumps of the vast amount of content Sky still has of the Disney UK channels left standing in the UK hopefully they stay and grow enough in English subtitles British viewers to force Disney to ransom to bring back the kids networks and more important the film's network for Disney on Sky Cinema.

I don't think I understood what you wrote.
 

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I don't think I understood what you wrote.
How can Disney + call themselves the new better alternative to Sky if they don't have Hotstar English Subbed at all, most Nat Geo is not a cross the service and a fukl Baby TV tab that Sky still carries but so should the service that's entire name is about giving you extra the full experience that's why even though I do like Disney I will not sub because it doesn't have all their own works ever on it.
 

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