|Launched||April 18, 1983|
|Owned by||Disney-ABC Television Group|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)720p/1080i (HDTV)|
(with international versions in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile, the Caribbean, South Africa, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Belgium, Central and Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Serbia, Spain and Colombia)
|Sister channel(s)||Toon DisneyDisney XDPlayHouse DisneyDisney CinemagicDisney Junior|
|DirecTV||Channel 290 (East, SD/HD)
Channel 291 (West)
|Dish Network||Channel 172 (East)
Channel 173 (West)
|Available on most cable systems||Check your local listings|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 250 (SD)
Channel 780 (HD)
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 302 (East)
Channel 303 (West) Channel 1302 (HD)
Disney Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television network, with its headquarters located on West Alameda Ave. in Burbank, California. The channel is owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company under Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney. Disney Channels Worldwide is a global portfolio of more than 90 kid-driven, family inclusive entertainment channels and/or channel feeds available in over 160 countries and 30 languages. The platform brands are Disney Channel,Toon Disney Disney XD, Playhouse Disney, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama TV and Radio Disney. Disney Channels Worldwide is currently run by President Carolina Lightcap.
The channel specializes in programming for children through original series and movies, as well as third-party programming. It is marketed to mostly children ages 6–14, with the exception of their weekend primetime block that is aimed at pre-teens and teenagers ages 9–15, and the Playhouse Disney programming block that is aimed at children ages 2–5; however, in recent years the diversity of viewers has increased with an older audience, typically teenagers and young families.