The Disney Channel has expanded its family friendly wings by launching Disney XD on DStv (Channel 304) today.
Touted as a “boy-focused, but girl-inclusive” channel, it is aimed at kids aged between six and 14 and airs from 5am to 10pm daily. The menu features a melange of live-action and animation and includes hit shows such as Phineas & Ferb, Zeke and Luther, I’m in the Band and Kick Buttowski.
Christine Service, country manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, says the initiative was motivated by the success Disney enjoys in South Africa.
Alletta Alberts, MultiChoice’s general manager of content, says: “We are focused on continuously expanding the DStv viewing experience for our subscribers, both young and old, and not forgetting the young at heart. Disney XD, with its strong action flavour, will no doubt delight and enthral our young viewers.”
Cast as Tripp Campbell (Logan Miller) and Derek Jupiter (Steve Valentine) in the vintage rock band Iron Weasel in I’m in the Band, the actors can’t stop chuckling when talking about the show.