Disney Junior launches in South Africa


The Walt Disney Company has announced the launch of Disney Junior on Wednesday, an all-new multiplatform preschool channel for children aged 2–7.

Disney Junior will air daily and become the home of Disney favourites such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jungle Junction, Handy Manny and Special Agent Oso, as well as new shows like Jake and the Never Land Pirates which premiered on Disney Junior on June 1, 2011.

Maciej Bral, Vice President and General Manager Disney Channels Emerging Markets says that "Disney Junior will combine The Walt Disney Company's unparalleled heritage of classic storytelling, together with loveable characters, engaging music and learning through play to deliver the perfect co-viewing experience for children and families, particularly mothers of young children."

Aletta Alberts, General Manager Content, MultiChoice said: "The addition of Disney Junior to the DStv Premium and DStv Compact bouquets completes the Disney portfolio on the DStv platform".  Disney Junior premieres in South Africa on DStv, Channel 309, on June 1 2011.