Ten years ago on September 25, 2006, Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303) broadcast for the first time to South African viewers on DStv. To celebrate its 10th anniversary on DStv, Disney Channel will be opening to DStv Extra and Compact customers from September 5 to October 10, 2016.
DStv customers can look forward to a month of celebrations, unwrapping the very latest and greatest programming from Disney Channel, including returning seasons of fan favourites and brand new live-action and animation series.
Disney’s 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), Adventures in Babysitting will premiere on September 23 at 17h25. Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Sofia Carson (Descendants) join forces in this contemporary re-imagined tale of the hugely popular 1980s blockbuster with the same name. This live-action adventure comedy brings together two unlikely friends when a tedious evening for two contentious babysitters turns into an exciting journey in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away.
To build excitement for the premiere of Adventures in Babysitting, Disney Channel will showcase some of the best DCOMs every weekend at 17h25. DStv customers will get the chance to vote for their top three DCOMs via the Disney Africa Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/DisneyinAfrica) and the official Disney website (www.disney.co.za), with the selections airing from September 19 to 21.
Stuck in the Middle is a new live-action comedy series that premieres on September 22 at 18h15 and follows 12-year-old Harley, who is the ultimate middle child, stuck in the middle of seven kids. It’s chaos times seven, but Harley realises guts, ingenuity and a seat near the mashed potatoes make living large a whole lot of fun. Stuck in the Middle will be joined in the Thank Disney It’s Thursday slot (17h25 to 19h05) by new episodes of fan favourites Alex & Co, Girl Meets World, and Mako Mermaids, with season finales of Backstage and Austin & Ally.
Also joining the Thank Disney It’s Thursday block is Disney’s first ever South African long-form series production Disney Cookabout, the comedic adventure game-show that uses food preparation, cooking and outdoor exploration to showcase local ingredients and a fun-filled approach to healthy eating. Catch it each Thursday at 18h40 from September 8.
Not to be missed is the sneak peek into Disney Channel’s upcoming series Bizaardvark – the side-splitting comedic adventures of two quirky 13-year-old best friends who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, and their quest to become online stars.
Together with some of Disney Channel’s most popular movies, such as Full Out, A Bug’s Life and Ratatouille, September is going to be a full of festive fun as Disney Channel celebrates 10 years on DStv.
Disney Channel will be automatically opened to DStv Extra and Compact packages on September 5. To view this channel, customers should ensure that their decoders are set on All Channels.
Fans can get in on the birthday celebrations by using the hashtag #DisneyChannel10, connecting to www.facebook.com/DisneyinAfrica and www.disney.co.za