Disney Channel (formerly known as The Disney Channel from 1996 to 1997) is a Southeast Asian pay television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia). Most of its original programming is aimed at pre-teens and adolescents ages 10–16 while its Disney Junior programs are targeted at younger children, although certain programs are aimed at audiences of all ages.
The channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically-released and original made-for-cable movies and select other third-party programming. Some countries do not carry the channel, due to either a lack of capacity or government restrictions.
Unlike most Disney Channels around the world, the Asian version mainly airs animated content, with live action shows only airing during Friday afternoons, Friday nights and weekend nights.
In 1996, Disney Channel Southeast Asia was launched using the same look in the UK and the same logo in the US, but airing the same programs from USA. They dropped on 1 June 1999.
In 1997, Disney Channel Southeast Asia launched, using the same look and logo from the UK, but airing the same programs from America.
Disney Channel Southeast Asia received a new logo with simple circles forming a Mickey Mouse's head. The splat logo from 1997 was still in use, but new idents were created in CGI and 2D animation. Also in December 2000, Disney Channel launched a sister channel called Playhouse Disney, initally as a block before it launched into its own channel in 2004. The idents were dropped in 2003.
In late-April 2007, the graphics and idents were revamped and Disney Channel Asia started using the ribbon look.
These were many of the idents seen on the channel - running until the 2011/2012 update.
In 2011, this logo began to be phased out within the channel's promos. It was fully replaced the next year.
In 2011, Disney Channel (Southeast Asia) started using the Disney Channel US' smartphone app logo in its promos. It was fully used the next year.
Disney Channel retired its 11-year Mickey Mouse silhouette logo series at July 31, 2014, then this logo was replaced on August 1, 2014.
In June 2017, Disney Channel introduced a new on-air look, used concurrently with its 2014 branding
On August 30, 2019, Disney Channel Asia used Disney Channel USA's "Item Age" logo. This expected to be fully rebranded between December 2019 to early 2020. Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior ceased transmission in Singapore on 31 May 2020, on both Singtel and StarHub.