Success of Disney+ Forces Shut Down of Disney Channels

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But, due to the success of the streaming service platform, it looks as though kids channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior, have been suffering. The Walt Disney Company has made the decision to begin closing down several different Disney themed channels in a variety of different countries including New Zealand, Italy, Germany, Australia, the UK and others.

According to What’s on Disney Plus, over the past few weeks several Disney Channels have had to close down due to the success of Disney+:

  • Disney Channel (Italy)
  • Disney Junior (Italy)
  • Disney Channel (Australia)
  • Disney Junior (Australia)
  • Disney XD (Germany)
  • Disney XD (France)
  • Disney XD (Spain)
  • Disney XD+ (UK)

Walt Disney Television Animation news also spoke out about the unfortunate news on their Twitter account.

With the continued rise in subscribers for the streaming service, it is expected that Disney Channels across the globe will continue getting shut down.

Disney Channel is home to amazing television series including Just Roll With It and Sydney To The Max. Disney XD airs series including Big Hero 6: The Series and Marvel’s Spider-Man series. Disney Junior has a ton of amazing Disney content for children including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, PJ Masks, and Elena of Avalor.

Disney Channel Titles Currently On Disney+

There are a ton of Disney Channel series and Disney Junior series available on Disney’s streaming service, as well as select Disney Channel Original movies, including:

  • Hannah Montana
  • That’s So Raven
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Jonas
  • Jessie
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Sonny With A Chance
  • Shake It Up
  • Even Stevens
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Austin and Ally
  • Phil of the Future
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Elena of Avalor
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Fancy Nancy
  • Handy Manny
  • Little Einsteins
  • and more!

If you are not yet a subscriber for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, you can get started by clicking here.

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