I haven't seen a thread like this here anywhere, so I'll give it a shot. We all know what's Disney Channel in the US like... But what's Disney Channel like elsewhere around the world? Well, from what I've seen and from what I know, I will try to tell you and you can then add something or comment if you want. How does that sound? I hope you will appreciate it and maybe make it sticky, because it took more well over 2 hours to put together (it's not copy/paste, but actually written by me). Cheers! Disney Channel Czech Republic - One of the more recent Disney Channels. Has been launched on September 19th, 2009, replacing Jetix. Picture format is 4:3, although widescreen is in the works and planned for later on. What is interesting is the schedule. Since they don't have Playhouse Disney, nor Disney XD in the Czech Republic yet, all of that programming is shown on Disney Channel. Shows which are currently airing: Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance, Good Luck Charlie, Jonas, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place, Zeke and Luther, Aaron Stone, K-9, H2O: Just add water, I'm in the band, Kid vs. Kat, Kim Possible, American Dragon: Jake Long, Phineas and Ferb, Totally Spies, Jungle Junction, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, Handy Manny, Stoked, Fairly Odd Parents, The Owl, Jimmy Two-Shoes, Emperor's New School, Monster Buster Club, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Pokémon: DP: Galactic Battles. They have a lot of premieres quite often. As for the on-air packaging, it looks more less the same like in other countries, although they have started airing summer bumpers from the US (It's on!) with the new logo. The Czech Disney Channel should get the new logo sometime around fall this year, possibly for the 1st anniversary. They also use the "You are watching Disney Channel" bumpers, but they are cut without the people actually speaking, because these haven't been dubbed yet. Shows are shown dubbed in Czech language. The feed is shared with Slovakia and Hungary with optional English and Hungarian audio tracks. Disney Channel Germany - Was launched October 16th, 1999. Germany has a seperate Disney XD and Playhouse Disney channel, so the Disney Channel over there is focused mainly on original Disney production. Programming includes: Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance, Good Luck Charlie, Jonas, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Suite Life on Deck, Wizards of Waverly Place, Lizzie McGuire, Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch, The Replacements, Famous 5: On Case. The new logo is used in some bumpers and some promos. The german Disney Channel does the "Disney Channel Games". Picture format is still 4:3, with a switch to 16:9 probably soon to follow. Shows are shown dubbed in German language. Disney Channel Greece - The Greek Disney Channel was launched on November 7th, 2009 and a seperate Disney XD channel exists as well. The programming includes regular original Disney Channel series (Hannah Montana, etc.), but in addition also has shows like I Got a Rocket!, Famous 5: On Case, Phil of the Future, Mouse of House and the Classics (Mickey, Donald, Pluto, etc.) A HD version of the channel will be launched this year (1080i). Shows are shown mostly in Greek or in English with Greek subtitles. Disney Channel Israel - Was launched September 9th, 2009. Programming includes Disney shows like: As The Bells Rings, Aladdin, The Legend of Tarzan, Phineas and Ferb, Suite Life on Deck, but also non Disney Channel originals like Jimmy Two-Shoes, Ying Yan Yo!, Aaron Stone. Formerly they also used to air shows like: Samurai Pizza Cats, Sonic X, Shaman King, X-Men, Spider-man, Power Rangers, Voltron, Digimon, Iron Man, Pucca, Dennis the Menace, The Smurfs. Shows are aired in Hebrew or sometimes in English with Hebrew subtitles. Disney Channel Japan - Was launched on 18th November, 2003. In Japan they also have Disney XD, which airs most of the non-original programming, whereas channel Disney airs most of the originals. Some of the more interesting programming includes: Stitch!, TUGS, Sabrina: Animated Series, JoJo's Circus, That's So Raven, Bunnytown, Thomas and Friends, Mortified, Brian O' Brian and more. For their 5th anniversary they've had the Disney Channel stars from the US wish them a Happy Birthday. Shows air dubbed in Japanese for the most part. Disney Channel Netherlands - The Dutch version was launched on October 3rd, 2009. For some time it was exclusively only on UPC Digital, but was later added by most cable operators. On January 1st, 2010, Disney XD Netherlands was launched, replacing former Jetix. Since April 15th, Disney XD is broadcasting also in HD. Broadcasted shows on Disney Channel apart from originals include: Casper's Scare School, The Tofus, Famous 5: On Case, W.I.T.C.H., A Kind of Magic, Stoked, Buzz on Magie and others. Shows are shown dubbed in Dutch or in English with Dutch subtitles. Disney Channel Russia - Disney Channel Russia is yet to be launched. After postponing the launch date a few times, the channel will replace Jetix on August 10th, 2010. The on-air package will be exclusive to Russia and will include adapted and translated logos of shows written in Azbuka. Programming apart from Disney originals like As the Bell Rings, I'm in the Band, Suite Life on Deck, Lilo & Stitch, On Line!, Disney 365, etc., will include: Zeke and Luther, Victorious, Johnny Test and others. Disney Channel Spain - Began broadcasting in 1998 and replaced a local tv station on July 1st, 2008 in digital terrestrial broadcast (DVB-T). Disney XD exists here as well. Thus, Disney Channel Spain became the first Disney Channel in the world to air open and free. Shows include: Stitch!, Recess, The Proud Family, Sabrina: Animated Series, Johnny Test, Boy Meets World, Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, as well as famous Disney Channel originals. It's one of the few Disney Channels in Europe so far to broadcast in widescreen (16:9) format. A HD feed (1080i) will be launched in September 2010. Shows are shown dubbed in Spanish. Disney Channel Scandinavia - Disney Channel Scandinavia was launched on February 28th, 2003. In 2004 the channel started broadcasting also through DVB-T (over the air). The channel operates in most Nordic countries and Baltic states. Playhouse Disney was launched in 2006, followed by Disney XD in 2009. Most of the live-action shows are shown in English with subtitles and only a handful of them are actually dubbed. Animated programming is mostly dubbed into Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish with optional audio tracks. Disney Channel in Scandinavia is advertising-free. Recently the channel has started using the new logo in its bumpers and promos. __________________________________________________________________ That's all folks! I hope you've enjoyed it! Feel free to post comments! Thanks for reading! All the information posted is valid since July 2010.