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Will Disney close all the UK linear kids channels?

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JA
jake-watson London London
The European channels will have to stop being licensed by ofcom because of Brexit anyway
RC
RegularCapital Central (West) Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
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?).


Disney have said themselves that they won't be removing every channel from every market, while its true that Disney+ will have a worldwide rollout, the removal of the channels is done by a country by country basis. In some countries, Disney Channel does better and the absence of a Disney XD channel equivalent actually helps the ratings.

Source: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-06-25/disney-channel-uk-disney-plus/amp/

Although Disney+ is the end goal, it will be still a long time before the Asian, Latin American and African pan-feeds will close because of insufficient broadband infrastructure. I think Disney Channel will also continue where it's FTA and where it does better than average.

A Disney+ rollout in Eastern Europe is expected in late 2020/early 2021, it's likely that Russia will included among those countries.
KU
Kunst World News
Not sure about Russia there, lots of likely censorship and difficulties in entering the local market there

Kanal Disney is not even 100% Disney

But definitely normal in Poland
Last edited by Kunst on 11 July 2020 4:43pm
RC
RegularCapital Central (West) Midlands Today
Kunst posted:
Not sure about Russia there, lots of likely censorship and difficulties in entering the local markets there

Kanal Disney is not even 100% Disney

But definitely normal in Poland


They'll likely continue doing the same edits on their version of Disney+ like they've been doing for the channel already. As for the ownership issue in Russia, Netflix had the same problem, but it seemed to have been settled now.
RR
RR
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.


Spain has also been a popular destination for licensing to replace the UK (second to the Netherlands).

Among the treaty's limitations are that not all EU countries were signatories, and so the legal position in those countries is at best unclear, and likely illegal, and secondly, even where it applies, it is for TV channels only, it was written before interactive / on demand content, and that is a feature of most channels these days.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
On a slightly different note, I did some checking around the films on Disney+ last night, interesting to see that some are edited for content, and some aren't. For example, Mrs. Doubtfire and X-Men: Days Of Future Past have all their swearing and violence left in, and in the case of the latter, the F word is intact as well. Yet anything Disney/ABC/Touchstone branded has been sanitised, so any swearing or adult material has been removed.

19 days later

RE
Rexogamer London London
Maybe someone here could help?


Arqiva, just switch to DVB-T2 already...

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