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Disney Channel shuts UK operations

Disney Channel is no longer available to Sky or Virgin Media subscribers.

Disney failed to reach agreement on a new carriage deal with either of the UK operators.

Content from Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior is now exclusive to Disney+ in the UK market.

It’s a boost to the streaming service that’s available for a monthly fee of £5.99.

Disney+ is available as part of Sky Q, but there is no deal with Virgin Media, meaning subscribers will need to access the channel via a smart TV or mobile app.

Disney was famously touted as one of six Sky channels when the platform made its debut in 1989. However, it wasn’t until October 1995 that Disney Channel actually made its first appearance in the UK market.

Australia and New Zealand no longer have linear versions of Disney Channel, though it maintains a presence in the United States. Broadband TV News

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