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For Disney Channel in the United States, see Disney Channel.
For Disney Channel in Latin America, click here.
For the Middle Eastern version, click here.
For the Southeast Asian version, click here.
For the Australian version, click here.
In 1989, Disney Channel was originally planned to launch in 1989 on the newly launched Sky satellite television service. It would have used the American version's then-current second logo (see below). However, due to an apparent dispute, the original launch was postponed. Sky Television filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company for not launching the channel on the original date, then the launch was moved to October 1995.
In 1 October 1995, Disney Channel UK was officially launched. Its first logo was the same as Disney Channel USA. Its idents were created by Lambie-Nairn.
According to Lambie-Nairn:
Disney is one of the world’s biggest and most powerful brands. When Disney decided to extend their Disney Channel franchise to the UK, they recognized the need to take account of cultural differences outside the United States. The task was to customize this well-known brand for television viewers in the UK and elsewhere. Our solution revolved around maximizing the universally recognized icon of Mickey Mouse, using a variety of visually distinctive devices to create Mickey’s silhouette.
The idents were used in tandem with the next logo until August 1997.
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In March 1997, Disney Channel France was launched and it received their first facelift, using a splat logo that was adopted in the UK in July 1997. Some idents are in stop-motion, some in live action, and some traditionally animated. Many 1997 Disney Channel fans recognize this logo because of its unique design that allows it to become any object. The idents mainly use red and blue colors on irregularly shaped objects that form the logo. They were dropped in 30 April 1999 in the UK and in France on 30 June 1999. This also the first time the signature four-note jingle was introduced.
- Main article: Disney Channel (International)/Circles Idents
On May 1, 1999, Disney Channel in the UK received a brand overhaul as the channel adopted a new circle logo, with three symmetrical circles forming the iconic Mickey Mouse head shape. Along with the logo change, a new ident set, created by French design company GÉDÉON, was introduced on the same day. The branding was carried over to other Disney Channel international networks starting on June 1999.
According to GÉDÉON, the new logo is also described as an "experimental field for animation". More than 30 illustrators, animators, graphic designers, directors, and motion graphic studios, such as Gamma Studios, Estructura7, Velvet mediendesign, and Pedall, collaborated with the project.
Starting on November 2000, all idents now include the website of Disney Channel International depending on the region, such as www.disneychannel.co.uk in the UK, disneychannel.fr in France, disneychannel.it in Italy, disneychannel-asia.com in Asia, disneychannel.de in Germany, and disneychannel.com.au in Australia. In some occasions, the slogan of a Disney Channel international network may also appear under the text, such as Libera la tua Immaginazione in Italy, and L'Imaginachaine in France. A station ident that aired in the early-2000s during this era featured the 1999 logo, but it uses the 4-note jingle borrowed from the idents featuring the 2003 logo, which is a coincidence. The 4-note jingle would not become Disney Channel's official jingle until 2002 in the U.S. and until 2003 in the rest of the world.
In November 2003, Disney Channel Japan and Scandinavia was launched, and on 15 March 2003, Disney Channel International adopted the same logo as Disney Channel US that was used from 2002. The idents and graphics were created by Razorfish and CA Square. The idents are also used for Disney Channel US. This logo is still used in some countries in tandem with the current logo. Disney Channel now uses the 4-note jingle at the end of the idents, while Playhouse Disney channels/blocks outside the US used the 1997 jingle and Toon Disney used a boink sound.
In 2007, the 'hip' look was replaced by new idents and bumpers which feature a ribbon that twirls around the screen before transforming to the 2002 logo.
In 2011, Disney Channel International uses Disney Channel US' smartphone app logo.
In July 1, 2014, Disney Channel rolled out its current logo in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, which originated from the German channel in January and has already since adopted by the US network in May. Further European countries have adopted the logo since then.
On August 1, 2014, the Asian channel adopted the new logo and on-air graphics.
The logo is also available in multiple forms (HD feed, +1 channel, catch up service, VOD, Premium VOD...).
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Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD, Star Bharat HD and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold HD, Star Gold Select HD, Star Gold 2 HD and Star Utsav Movies
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD (SD upcoming) | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids’: BabyTV HD1
Regional languages: Tamil: Star Vijay HD, Vijay Music and Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa HD, Star Maa Movies HD, Star Maa Music and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna HD and Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet HD, Asianet Plus and Asianet Movies | Bangla: Star Jalsha HD and Jalsha Movies HD | Marathi: Star Pravah HD
English: Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 (HD upcoming) | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First | Tamil: Star Sports 1 Tamil | Telugu: Star Sports 1 Telugu | Kannada: Star Sports 1 Kannada | Bangla: Star Sports 1 Bangla | Marathi: Star Sports 1 Marathi
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Video-on-demand service: Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios (Other)
Affiliated company: Tata Sky2 (HD, + HD; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
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Defunct: Life OK HD/Star One | Star Movies Action | FX (India) HD | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V India | ESPN India (HD) | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network3 (Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) | Star CJ Alive4 | MTV5
Discontinued1: Nat Geo Music HD, Nat Geo People HD and BabyTV
1Withdrawn from India in March 2019 (SD feeds) and June 2019 (Nat Geo Music and People HD); BabyTV HD is still running in India. They were run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there was no dedicated Indian feed.
2Joint venture with Tata Group.
3Sold to ABP Group.
4Sold to CJ E&M.
5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
STAR Greater China:
STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | National Geographic (HD) | Nat Geo Wild (HD) | Nat Geo People (HD) | Channel V (HD)
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
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China: Star China Media1 (Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star)
Southeast Asia2: Star World (Asia) and Star Movies (Asia, Philippines and Taiwan), MTV3
Indonesia: antv4 | Film Indonesia
Philippines: Viva Cinema5
South Korea: Channel V (Korea)
1Sold to China Media Capital.
2Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group.
3Formerly a joint-venture with Viacom but ended in 1994. MTV Southeast Asia later relaunched in 1995.
4Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%).
5Relauched as Pinoy Box Office.
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International: United Kingdom: UMP Movies
Defunct channels: UTV World Movies | UTV Stars (HD) | Bindass Play | UTV Action Telugu
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Defunct: UTV Indiagames | UTV Ignition Games
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1Disney manages and operates this station owned by Emmis Communications.
2Disney manages film catalog created for ABC; remainder of library controlled by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
3Disney manages and operates this television and interactive units by Saban Capital Group.
4Joint venture with Paramount Pictures.
5Operated by Cumulus Media under an LMA.
6Joint venture with the Hearst Corporation, which owns 20% of ESPN and 50% of A&E Networks.
7Co-owned with Westinghouse Broadcasting (aka Group W)
8Joint verture with Rádio Holding Participações Ltda.
9Joint venture with Electronic Arts.
10Joint venture with Sky Limited.
11Joint venture with Telefónica.
12Owned by Corus Entertainment.
13Joint venture with Sky Network Television.
14Joint venture with Global Group.
16Joint venture with Apollo Global Management.
17Joint venture with GMA Network Inc.
18Joint venture with CJ E&M.
19Joint venture with Televisión Nacional de Chile.
20Co-owned with NBCUniversal
21Co-owned with ViacomCBS
22Operated by Good Karma Brands under an LMA.