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Disney Cinemagic

Disney Cinemagic
Launched March 2006
Closed March 28, 2013 (UK)
Owned by Disney Channels Worldwide[1]/
Walt Disney Company Limited (UK)[2]
Picture format 576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.1%
~0.0% (+1) (November 2011, BARB)
Sister channel(s) Disney Cinemagic HD
Disney Channel
Disney XD
Disney Junior
Timeshift service Disney Cinemagic +1

Disney Cinemagic is a pay cable movie channel owned by Walt Disney Company Limited (UK) operating primarily in European markets[2] by Disney Channels Worldwide.[1] Additional there are similar channels, run by BSkyB, Sky Movies Disney, in the UK and Foxtel, Foxtel Movies Disney in Australia.


  • History 1
  • Versions 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Disney Cinemagic began broadcasting in the U.K. in March 2006 on BSkyB's premium package.[3] In November 2007, the France market version of Disney Cinemagic was launched.[4]

On November 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM, Disney Cinemagic HD debuted in France broadcasting on CANALSAT from 6am to 1am daily[5] making the channel the first "children and family HDTV channel in a French market".[6] In December 2008, Cinemagic HD channel was launched in the UK with programming in high definition with initial availability through Sky+ HD with a Sky Movies subscription.[3]

On March 28, 2013, Cinemagic was replaced in the UK market with Sky Movies Disney, a BSkyB premium channel plus the deal makes Disney movies available via Sky's video on demand services.[7] In a similar move in Australia, Foxtel has launched Foxtel Movies Disney on April 10, 2014, along with Disney XD.[8]


Market Name Type Formerly Launch date Replacement Replace date
Ireland, United Kingdom Cinemagic[2] channel Toon Disney[9] 3/2006[3] Sky Movies Disney 2013/03/28[7]
Belgium, France Cinemagic channel 2007[2]
Spain Cinemagic channel 2008[2]
Austria, Germany, Luxembourg Cinemagic channel 2009[2]
Ireland, United Kingdom Cinemagic +1[2] channel, timeshift discontinued 2013
Belgium, France Cinemagic +1 channel, timeshift [2]
Spain Cinemagic +1 channel, timeshift[2]
Portugal Cinemagic HD channel, HD[2]
Belgium, France Cinemagic HD channel, HD November 30, 2008[5]
Austria, Germany Cinemagic HD channel, HD[2]
Spain Cinemagic HD channel, HD[2]
Ireland, United Kingdom Cinemagic HD channel, HD December 2008[3] Sky Movies Disney HD March 28, 2013[7]
Italy Cimemagic block, weekends on Sky Cinema Family[10]
Scandinavia Cimemagic block, weekends 19:00 CET on Disney Channel[11]
Ireland, United Kingdom Sky Movies Disney channel Cinemagic March 28, 2013[7]
Ireland, United Kingdom Sky Movies Disney HD channel, HD Cinemagic HD 2013[12]
Australia Foxtel Movies Disney channel April 10, 2014[8]

See also


  1. ^ a b Wendy Goldman Getzler (September 15, 2011). "Marsh replaces Lightcap as Disney Channels Worldwide president". Brunico Communications Ltd. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Company: WALT DISNEY COMPANY LIMITED(THE)". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. 
  3. ^ a b c d Annemarie Moody (November 20, 2008). "Disney Cinemagic to Launch in High Definition on Sky". AWN, Inc. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Julian Clover (November 20, 2008). "Disney Cinemagic HD launches in UK". Broadband TV News LLP. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andy Merrett (November 30, 2007). "Disney Cinemagic HD launching in France tonight". Shiny Digital. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Steven Kim (2007). "Disney Cinemagic HD launches in France". AOL Inc. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Sky Movies Disney: new channel to show UK TV film premieres". The Guardian. 21 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Knox, David (February 24, 2014). "Disney Movies, Disney XD join Foxtel". Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "ITV enters full U.K. kids mkt.". Video Age International. March 1, 2006. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Disney Cinemagic - Tutti i week end su Sky Cinema Family". Sky Mag. Sky Italy. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Disney Channel Sweden - DISNEY CINEMAGIC BLOCK - Premiere Promo". February 28, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "TV Channel: Sky Movies Disney HD". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. 
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