What Kind of Programming Does the Disney Channel Offer?

What Kind of Programming Does the Disney Channel Offer?

What Kind of Programming Does the Disney Channel Offer?

The Disney Channel offers a variety of programming, including original live-action series, original movies and animated series. The network?s content is distributed across three channels: Disney, Disney XD and Disney Junior.

The original Disney Channel is the network?s flagship channel and features many of its best-known shows, including ?Wizards of Waverly Place,? ?Austin & Ally? and ?Dog with a Blog.? The main channel specializes in original live-action series targeted at viewers ages 6 to 14. Most series focus primarily on teen and tween characters. Disney Channel also airs live-action movies targeted at similar demographics.

Disney XD is the main network?s sister channel, targeted primarily at male viewers ages 6 to 14. The channel launched in 2009, replacing previous sister channel Toon Disney. The channel features original cartoons and live-action series aimed at young boys along with some syndicated programming. Almost all Disney XD live-action shows feature primarily male protagonists, and its cartoons are generally more focused on action or comedy, including ?Star Wars,? ?Spider-Man? and ?The Incredible Hulk.?

Disney Junior is the main network?s other sister channel, with programming targeted at younger viewers ages 2 to 7. The channel is broadcast without commercials, competing against other preschool-focused channels such as Nick Jr. and Sprout. Disney Junior broadcasts classic Disney cartoons as well as original programming such as ?Sheriff Callie?s Wild West? and ?Doc McStuffins.?