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Disney Channel Malaysia

Disney Channel Malaysia
Launched January 1, 2008
Network Disney Channel Asia
Owned by Buena Vista International Inc
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
Picture format SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
Country Malaysia
Brunei
Language English
Malay
Chinese
Broadcast area Kuala Lumpur (surrounding area in Klang Valley)
Bandar Seri Begawan (surrounding area in Brunei-Muara)
Headquarters Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, Jalan Ampang, KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Replaced Disney Channel Asia
Sister channel(s) Disney XD Malaysia
Disney Junior Asia
Disney Family Movies Malaysia (launch now channel and broadcasting free 2013)
Website Kuala Lumpur
(Malaysia)
Channel 20 (UHF)
Bandar Seri Begawan
(Brunei)
Channel 20 (UHF)
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 615 (SDTV)
Channel 635 (HDTV)
Kristal-Astro
(Brunei)
Channel 615 (SDTV)
Channel 635 (HDTV)
IPTV
UniFi
(Malaysia)
Channel 137 (SDTV)
Channel 157 (HDTV)

Disney Channel Malaysia is a Disney Channel-branded pay cable television channel for viewers in Malaysia and Brunei based in Klang Valley (surrounding area in Kuala Lumpur and Brunei-Muara (surrounding area in Bandar Seri Begawan on Channel 20 (in UHF) and is available in three languages: English, Malay and Chinese. This channel is only available on Astro in Malaysia and Kristal-Astro in Brunei on Channel 615 (in SDTV) and Channel 635 (in HDTV) and UniFi in Malaysia on Channel 137 (in SDTV) and Channel 157 (in HDTV). The old name for Disney Channel Malaysia was Disney Channel Asia. English, Malay and Chinese are available 24 hours a day. Disney Channel Malaysia's main competitors are Nickelodeon Malaysia and Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia). Justin Bieber was the ambassador for Disney Channel Malaysia.

History

Launch

Disney Channel Malaysia was grand opened and grand launched inaugurated officially established started began sign-on television broadcasting air date on air at 00:00 MST in 1 January 2008, broadcasting from a newly opened playout centre managed by Bernama TV a subsidiary company co-owned by Astro Awani from facilities on Suria KLCC made in Pretonas Twin Towers based in Kuala Lumpur before TV3 broadcast a special report with Lo Hoi Pang entitled Into the New Year.

At the stroke of 00:00 MST following TV3's bulletin featuring the Sultan Abdul Samad Building clock tower bell chimes, technicians at the Klang Valley transmitter switched from Angkasapuri to the RTM news centre from where TV9 went on-air with an opening ident featuring the then first announcement from continuity announcer Djenar Maesa Ayu was the ambassador for Disney Channel Malaysia. He started the first continuity announcement for Disney Channel Malaysia with these words: "And a Happy new year. Welcome to 2008, and our first programme live from Bukit Bintang, here's Teuku Wisnu with A Disney Channel Malaysia New Year". The station's first programme was the entertainment special A Disney Channel Malaysia New Year, produced in-house and presented by Teuku Wisnu. When Disney Channel Malaysia launched, it replaced Disney Channel Asia in Malaysia.

Logos

When launched in 1996, Disney Channel launch the same logo as in the United States and idents in the United Kingdom. In 1997, Disney Channel dropped the word "The" on the network's name with a new splat logo using the red and blue colors and shaped objects to form the logo. In 1999, Disney Channel launched a new logo with simple circles forming the Mickey Mouse head including two red splats and a blue splat, three raindrops, three pumpkins, two orange mini-discs and a blue disc, and two yellow circles and an orange one. The splat logo (from 1997) is still in use. New idents where created in CGI designed by GEDEON. Other design companies such as Gamma Studos Pedall and Estructura7 also shared a project. In 2003, Disney Channel launched the same logo as Disney Channel US that was used in 2002 created by CA Square. Disney Channel launched a smartphone app logo in early 2011 but was used rarely until late 2011. This logo was launched in the United States in early 2011.

Smartphone logo: February 1, 2012–present

In February 1, 2012, Disney Channel launched uses the Disney Channel US' smartphone applications logo but the main site and other bumpers remains with each the addition under the addition of a new logo. The launch was make under the coordination by:

I ♥ Phineas and Ferb February

Platypus Day

Crazy 4 You

  • Crazy 4 YouPhineas and Ferb and Crazy 4 You celebrate every day with a new episode on Sundays.
  • Phineas and Ferb – On February 21, Disney Channel aired 24 hours of Phineas and Ferb celebrate Crazy 4 You right after.
  • Magical Movie – A line-up of Mickey Mouse Disney movies premiere every Sunday night after the 11:20PM movie.

Phineas and Ferb 100th Backyard Adventure

On 1 April to 2 April, Disney Channel changed their indents coordination by the new logo.

Public Holiday

New Year's Eve

A government-held New Year's Eve countdown known as Ambang Tahun Baru will be held at Merdeka Square, the field opposite the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur. The event will be broadcast live on government as well as private commercial free-to-air terrestrial television stations such: TV3. Besides the governmental event in Merdeka Square, private organizations too hold their own New Year countdown parties at major shopping malls and landmarks, most notably the fireworks display at the Pretonas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower things fireworks from Bukit Bintang located at Jalan Bukit Bintang.

Christmas Eve

Although Christmas is a public holiday in Malaysia much of the public celebration is commercial in nature and has no overt religious overtones. Occasionally, Christian activist groups do buy newspaper advertorials on Christmas or Easter but this is largely only allowed in English newspapers and permission is not given every year. The advertorials themselves are usually indirect statements. There has been controversy over whether or not the national government has exerted pressure on Malaysian Christians not to use Christian religious symbols and hymns that specifically mention Jesus Christ.

Availability

Country Network Channel
Malaysia Terrestrial UHF: Channel 20
Satellite Astro SDTV: Channel 615
HDTV: Channel 635
IPTV UniFi SDTV: Channel 137
HDTV: Channel 135
Brunei Terrestrial UHF: Channel 20
Satellite Kristal Astro SDTV: Channel 615
HDTV: Channel 635

See also

External links

  • Disney Channel Malaysia Official Website
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