Disney Cinemagic

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Disney Cinemagic was a European pay television network owned by Walt Disney Company Limited (UK)[1] plus two programming blocks by Disney Channels Worldwide.[2] It used to be broadcast on most countries in Western Europe; currently, formerly-branded Disney Cinemagic channels in France (Disney Cinema) and the United Kingdom and Ireland (Sky Movies Disney) are run by third parties which primarily airs films by the Walt Disney Studios.

Disney Cinemagic
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CountryWestern Europe
HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
Timeshift serviceDisney Cinemagic +1
Ownership
Owner
Sister channels
History
Launched16 March 2006; 14 years ago (2006-03-16) (UK)
ReplacedToon Disney (UK, France and Spain)
Closed30 September 2019; 12 months ago (2019-09-30) (Germany)
Links
Websitecinemagic.disney.de (closed)

HistoryEdit

Disney Cinemagic was launched in the UK and Ireland on 16 March 2006 on BSkyB's premium package.[3] On September 4 2007, the France market version of Disney Cinemagic was launched.[4]

In November 2008 at 8:30pm, Disney Cinemagic HD debuted in France broadcasting on CANALSAT from 6am to 1am daily[5] making Disney Cinemagic the first "children and family HDTV channel in a French market".[6] In December 2008, Disney Cinemagic HD was launched in the UK with programming in high definition with initial availability through Sky+ HD with a Sky Movies subscription.[7] In October 2008, Disney Cinemagic Portugal was launched and in January 2009, it launched Disney Cinemagic HD being the first and only children's channel in Portugal to have an HD feed.

In November 2012, Disney Cinemagic Portugal was replaced by Disney Junior,[8] while its HD feed was rebranded as Disney Movies on Demand.[9]

On 28 March 2013, Disney Cinemagic was replaced in the UK with Sky Movies Disney, as part of a deal between BSkyB and Disney which allowed Sky to stream Disney movies on Sky's video on demand services.[10] In a similar move in Australia, Foxtel has launched Foxtel Movies Disney in April 2014, along with Disney XD.[11]

Disney Cinemagic in Spain closed in January 2015, despite protest on Twitter to save the channel.[12] Disney Cinemagic in France was replaced by Disney Cinema in May 2015.[13] Sky rebranded its Sky Movies channels to Sky Cinema, including Sky Movies Disney, in July 2016.[14]

Duplicating Sky Movies Disney arrangement in the UK, Movistar+ launched Movistar Disney in December 2017.[15] The channel shutdown , films moved to Disney Plus

Disney Cinemagic along with all other international Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD were transferred from Disney–ABC Television Group, half of Disney Media Networks segment, to Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International segment on 14 March 2018.[16]

The final Disney Cinemagic, the Germany version, was replaced with Sky Cinema Special on 30 September 2019, thus bringing an end to Disney Cinemagic after 13 years.[17] The first movie on Sky Cinema Special in Germany was The Greatest Showman at 12am in October 2019.

VersionsEdit

Market Name Type Formerly Launch date Replacement Replace date
United Kingdom, Ireland Cinemagic[1] channel Toon Disney[18] 16 March 2006[3] Sky Movies Disney 28 March 2013[10]
France, Belgium Cinemagic channel Toon Disney[19] September 2007[20] Disney Cinema 8 May 2015 [13][21]
Spain Cinemagic channel Toon Disney[22] 2008[1] discontinued 1 January 2015[12]
Germany, Austria, Luxembourg Cinemagic channel 4 July 2009[23][24] Sky Cinema Special [25] 30 September 2019
Cinemagic HD channel, HD Sky Cinema Special HD[25] 30 September 2019
United Kingdom, Ireland Cinemagic +1[1] channel, timeshift discontinued 28 March 2013
France, Belgium Cinemagic +1 channel, timeshift [1] Toon Disney +1 Disney Cinema +1 8 May 2015 [21]
Spain Cinemagic +1 channel, timeshift[1] Toon Disney +1 discontinued 1 January 2015[12]
Portugal Cinemagic channel 1 October 2008[26] Disney Junior 1 November 2012 [27]
France, Belgium Cinemagic HD channel, HD 30 November 2008[5] Disney Cinema 8 May 2015 [13][21]
Spain Cinemagic HD channel, HD[1] 1 July 2010[28] discontinued 1 January 2015[12]
United Kingdom, Ireland Cinemagic HD channel, HD December 2008[7] Sky Movies Disney HD 28 March 2013[10]
Portugal Cinemagic HD channel, HD 1 January 2009[21] Disney Movies on Demand 1 November 2012 [27]
Italy Cinemagic block, weekends on Sky Cinema Family[29] 3 December 2011 discontinued 30 June 2019
Scandinavia Cinemagic block, weekends 19:00 CET on Disney Channel[30] discontinued 2014

Other channelsEdit

Market Name Type Formerly Launch date Replacement Replace date
United Kingdom, Ireland Sky Cinema Disney[10] channel Cinemagic[10] 28 March 2013
United Kingdom, Ireland Sky Cinema Disney HD channel, HD Cinemagic HD[31] 2013
Australia Foxtel Movies Disney channel[11] 10 April 2014 Foxtel Movies Kids 7 November 2019
France, Belgium Disney Cinema channel, HD Cinemagic[13][21] 8 May 2015 Disney+ 1 May 2020[32]
New Zealand Sky Movies Disney channel, HD 1 July 2015 Sky Movies Family 31 October 2019[33]
Spain Movistar Disney channel, HD[15] 22 December 2017 Disney+ 31 March 2020[34]
Middle East and North Africa OSN Movies Disney channel HD[35] 1 March 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  27. ^ a b "Disney Junior chega a Portugal em novembro". Espalha Factos. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2015. Translation: Disney Junior arrives in Portugal in November.
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  30. ^ "Disney Channel Sweden - DISNEY CINEMAGIC BLOCK - Premiere Promo". Youtube.com. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
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