Disney XD Launches in the Philippines beginning May 31Home of new Marvel series, the highly anticipated Star Wars animation series, and more, in HD
The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (TWDC SEA), together with pay TV operator Cignal TV and cable distributor Accion will launch Disney XD, a brand new kids channel, in the Philippines. Cignal TV will make the channel available for the first time in High Definition (HD) in the Philippines on May 31, 2014 (Saturday).
Targeted at kids aged six to 14 years old, Disney XD will be a boy-focused, girl-inclusive channel offering for the Philippine market. The channel will be carried on Cignal TV’s basic postpaid plan 430 (Channel 107), and on the basic pack of provincial cable affiliates through Accion.
Disney XD has a creative programming mix comprised of original Disney XD series, action/adventure movies, animation and anime, and comedy. Disney XD will be the TV home of new Marvel series featuring superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, and introduce dynamic stories full of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation of fans. The channel will also feature original Disney XD series including the martial arts comedy Kickin' It, the fun animated series Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil, live action series Crash & Bernstein, and the highly anticipated Star Wars animation series, Star Wars Rebels.
“We are excited to launch Disney XD and to bring a world of superheroes, action, and comedy to kids and families in the Philippines,” said Natasha Malhotra, General Manager, Branded Media Content, TWDC SEA. “DXD is the home for great animation, live action, movies and Marvel series. DXD embodies the spirit of being unstoppable, encouraging kids to find their inner superhero while taking them on inspiring adventures that are outrageously fun!”
Starting May 31, all Cignal TV post-paid plan subscribers will get to enjoy Disney XD in HD on Cignal. Disney XD is the third Disney 24-hour channel on Cignal TV and will join Disney Channel (Channel 32) on Plan 430, and Disney Junior (Channel 31) on Plan 590.
“We are very excited to be the first Pay-TV service provider to launch Disney XD in HD in the Philippines,” said Annie Naval, COO & Managing Director, Cignal TV. “This partnership with Disney XD proves our commitment to provide the best viewing experience and high-quality content, which is what we guarantee to our subscribers."
“For Accion, Disney XD holds enormous promise and potential and expands our business portfolio. We are confident that in a short period of time, more Filipinos will be able to watch their classic and iconic Marvel heroes and other Disney characters on the channel,” said Jacque M. Ruby, COO, Accion.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Filipino children and families can look forward to a host of on-air and off-air promotions which will further introduce them to the world of XD.
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