The channel was launched in Hungary on November 2000 as Fox Kids. One year later, it increased its coverage area to the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the addition of a Czech audio track to the channel.
On 18 April 2004, Fox Kids launched Jetix as a programming block, and later, on 1 January 2005, the channel was rebranded as Jetix. On 11 August 2008, Jetix started broadcasting a block of "Disney Stars", featuring the series Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, American Dragon, Hannah Montana and later Wizards of Waverly Place.
After Disney XD was launched on 19 February 2009 in the US, the Disney-ABC Television Group started rebranding Jetix channels in all countries. However, in certain countries (including Hungary), Jetix was replaced by Disney Channel, marking that channel's introduction in these countries. Thus, Jetix was rebranded as Disney Channel on 19 September 2009.
On 3 May 2011, Disney Channel Central Europe started using the same and updated on-air logo as in the United States, along with several other Disney Channels across Europe, completing its transitional rebrand to the new look. The new logo had debuted on the Czech feed first, prior to appearing on the UK, German, French, Dutch and Spanish feeds. The Playhouse Disney programming block was rebranded to Disney Junior in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on June 1, 2011.
In June 2014, Disney Channel Central Europe adapted the new logo currently used by Disney Channel Germany. It started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen format from 29 January 2015.