|Launched||November 2006 (UK)|
Disney Channels Worldwide (DATG)|
Walt Disney Company Limited
576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)|
~0.0% (+1) (November 2011, BARB)
|Replaced||Toon Disney (UK)|
|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 by Disney Channels Worldwide. Additionally, there are similar channels, run by BSkyB, Sky Cinema Disney, in the UK and Foxtel, Foxtel Movies Disney in Australia.
Disney Cinemagic began broadcasting in the U.K. in March 2006 on BSkyB's premium package. In November 2007, the France market version of Disney Cinemagic was launched.
On November 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM, Disney Cinemagic HD debuted in France broadcasting on CANALSAT from 6am to 1am daily making the channel the first "children and family HDTV channel in a French market". 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.
On March 28, 2013, Cinemagic was replaced in the UK with Sky Movies Disney, a BSkyB premium channel, as part of a deal between BSkyB and Disney which allowed BSkyB to stream Disney movies on Sky's video on demand services. In a similar move in Australia, Foxtel has launched Foxtel Movies Disney on April 10, 2014, along with Disney XD.
Disney Cinemagic in Spain closed on January 1, 2015, despite protest on Twitter to save the channel. Disney Cinemagic in France was replaced by Disney Cinema in May 2015.
|Market||Name||Type||Formerly||Launch date||Replacement||Replace date|
|Ireland, United Kingdom||Cinemagic||channel||Toon Disney||March 2006||Sky Movies Disney||March 28, 2013|
|Belgium, France||Cinemagic||channel||September 2007||Disney Cinema||May 8, 2015|
|Spain||Cinemagic||channel||2008||discontinued||January 1, 2015|
|Austria, Germany, Luxembourg||Cinemagic||channel||July 2009|
|Cinemagic HD||channel, HD|
|Ireland, United Kingdom||Cinemagic +1||channel, timeshift||discontinued||2013|
|Belgium, France||Cinemagic +1||channel, timeshift||discontinued (Disney Cinema)||May 8, 2015|
|Spain||Cinemagic +1||channel, timeshift||none||January 1, 2015|
|Belgium, France||Cinemagic HD||channel, HD||November 30, 2008||Disney Cinema||May 8, 2015|
|Spain||Cinemagic HD||channel, HD||July 1, 2010||none||January 1, 2015|
|Ireland, United Kingdom||Cinemagic HD||channel, HD||December 2008||Sky Movies Disney HD||March 28, 2013|
|Portugal||Cinemagic HD||channel, HD||January 1, 2009||none||2012|
|Italy||Cinemagic||block, weekends on Sky Cinema Family|
|Scandinavia||Cinemagic||block, weekends 19:00 CET on Disney Channel|
|Ireland, United Kingdom||Sky Movies Disney||channel||Cinemagic||March 28, 2013|
|Ireland, United Kingdom||Sky Movies Disney HD||channel, HD||Cinemagic HD||2013|
|Australia||Foxtel Movies Disney||channel||April 10, 2014|
|France, Belgium||Disney Cinema||channel, HD||Disney Cinemagic||May 8, 2015|
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- Sky Cinema Disney, UK channel
- Foxtel Movies Disney, Australia channel
- Disney Cinema, French and Belgium channel