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Will Disney close all the UK linear kids channels?

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ME
mediachris Anglia (East) Look East
Jonwo posted:

It still annoys me that UK broadcasters don't seem to want to show any archive material on their channels anymore, even Boomerang is a shadow of it's former self.


Surely if newer content rates higher than older content then it makes sense for channels to favour the newer content?


When you put it like that, yes. However, they could do Nick Rewind like they've done on TeenNick in the US either on Toons or the main Nick channel to show classic content.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Also Renford Rejects still has the old 1990's Nickelodeon subtitles icon at the start of each episode, the graphic must of been recorded with the show.


Kenan & Kel had that subtitles logo as well. Which still pops up on some K&K episodes on the Trace Vault repeats too (but not all of them). Presume it appeared on the Nick airings though. Quite a lot of archive Nick programming ends up outside of Nick anyway, so if they won't air it, somebody else will do some cherry picking. This rarely happened with Disney outside of some outlet that wasn't a direct competitor (ie CITV or CBBC before they had their own channels used to occasionally air an archive series), and now they've got Disney+ that'll be the home of former Disney Channel/XD/Junior originals if it isn't already.
CA
Caly123 Wales Wales Today
Ghost posted:
It still annoys me that UK broadcasters don't seem to want to show any archive material on their channels anymore, even Boomerang is a shadow of it's former self.

Nicktoons still shows Avatar: The Last Airbender (though it’s only on at midnight) and they’ve recently shown the last 2 seasons of Rugrats. The main Nick channel also still shows some of their old original shows (e.g. Renford Rejects, House of Anubis) overnight.

Season 1 of The Wild Thornberrys is available on demand for Nicktoons section on Sky Kids.

Also for first time in 23 years, Renford Rejects has been removed from the schedule.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Wonder if the actors have still been getting a fee for those reruns.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Wonder if the actors have still been getting a fee for those reruns.


Probably not, its been the case I believe for a while that you get "bought out", so it can be aired 24/7 somewhere and you get little if anything for it beyond what you were paid for the job in the first place.

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RC
RegularCapital Central (West) Midlands Today
Disney has handed back the Ofcom broadcast licences for Disney XD France, Spain and Germany and also for Disney Cinema in France.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/tv-broadcast-licences/updates
AS
Ash101
How come these channels are regulated by Ofcom?
WH
whoiam989 World News
I remember they are/were for uplinking those channels from UK.
RC
RegularCapital Central (West) Midlands Today
How come these channels are regulated by Ofcom?


The UK is Disney's broadcasting and transmission base for most of Europe. The only channels in Europe I can think that don't broadcast from the UK are Disney Channel Germany and Disney Channel Spain which have local licenses because they're on Digital Terrestrial. There's also Disney Channel Russia as well, an ex-Jetix channel 80% owned by UTH because of Russian channel ownership laws.

I guess some of the remaining channels will move to a country with minimal broadcasting regulations within the EU such as the Netherlands, Germany, Czechia or even Estonia after Brexit has ran its course, transmission can continue from the UK due to a European Treaty in the late 80's but due to the treaty's age, there are limitations. They can still be managed from the UK at least.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
They won't move, they'll be closing down, like the UK channels. It looks like they're getting rid of them worldwide because of Disney+. The countries most likely to keep the channels are those where D+ isn't available (does it operate in Russia?).
KU
Kunst World News
Some Disney Channel's, the main channel at least, are still too popular, especially the FTA ones (Germany, Spain, Russia) so that we must assume they'll have to find a new home for the licences, at least temporarily, especially since Disney+ launch will launch late in some markets.

As for the licences being based in the UK: normally it's just for the channels that are run by UK team, for Central and Eastern Europe minus Russia and the territories where Kanal Disney Russia is broadcast, plus Greece, Middle East + North Africa + subsaharan Africa.
Germany licence its channel in Germany, France in France, Netherlands and Belgium in the Netherlands, Italy (when still had its channels) in Italy, Spain and Portugal (unique Spanish team for both) in Spain.
The only exceptions were the Disney Cinemagic operations (plus Disney Cinema in France) in order to circumvent local rules for local shows quota, since the UK is a bit laxer about that, especially compared to France. Plus Disney XD and Disney Junior , since when the European schedules have. Been unified, about 3-4 years ago.
For instance, I think DC Italy has always been under local jurisdiction (AGCOM), since launch.
KU
Kunst World News
How come these channels are regulated by Ofcom?

These channels are dead, mostly because of Disney+, hence why the licences have been removed

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