Sky Officially Confirms Disney Channels’ Exit

Sky at last has confirmed its two Disney channels will leave the platform ahead of the Disney+ service’s November 19 launch and promises more children’s content in addition to two new family-friendly channels.

The loss of the Disney Movies and Disney Junior channels was first reported on Geekzone.

“Given Disney’s plans to offer standalone streaming service Disney Plus, the Disney and Disney Junior channels will leave the Sky platform on 30 November,” media engagement manager Kristy Martin says.

“However, Sky customers will continue to have access to a number of Disney movie titles across various Sky Movies channels, Neon, and Sky Box Office well into 2020.

“From 1 November Sky Movies Family will replace Sky Movies Disney. Our Sky Movies Family channel currently operates as a pop-up channel over the school holidays, and this change will allow us to expand the range of family movies we offer, airing premium family content all day, every day.”

Sky will beef up its family-oriented channels with the December 1 launch of the BAFTA-winning pre-school channel CBeebies and will retain Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Nick Jr, which Martin says more than 500,000 kids tune into each month.

“We have some other exciting children’s content coming up that we’ll be revealing soon, too.”

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