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Disney Channel Middle East ( ) is an edition of the The Walt Disney Company-owned Disney Channel broadcasting to the Middle East and North Africa, with exceptions of Iraqmarker, Libyamarker, and Syriamarker. It is advertising-free and funded by subscription fees.

History

Disney Channel Middle East was launched on April 2, 1997 and was back then exclusively available on the Orbit Network. Later, it became available on Showtime Arabia.

Disney Channel Middle East was only available in the English when launched. On April 1, 1998, the Orbit Network launched the Arabic service on Disney Channel. Then, on April 16, 2007, the Orbit Network launched the Swedish service on Disney Channel.Now, Disney Channel is an encrypted channel available on Orbit Showtime in English, Arabic

Programming

Most of the non-live-action content is dubbed into Arabic and Swedish with separate audio streams being available. In addition, Arabic subtitles are carried for live-action programs like Phil of the Future, Hannah Montana...The channel's programming includes:

Current



Programming Blocks

Playhouse Disney Morning Block

Playhouse Disney Morning block broadcasts from 3 a.m. till 7 30' a.m. GMT (6 a.m. till 10 30' a.m. KSAmarker)

Film Time! Block

Film Time! block show Disney Animation Movies, Disney Channel Original Movies, and non-Disney movies.Film Time! block broadcasts every Friday at 4 p.m GMT (7 p.m. KSAmarker), and Saturday & Sunday at 7 30' a.m, 1 p.m and 4 p.m GMT (10 30' a.m, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. KSAmarker).

Current films



Upcoming



Happy Easter Block

In April 2009 Disney Channel ME showed movies every day during Easter, including the premiere of Sleeping Beauty; added Wizards of Waverly Place season 2 episodes to the Saturday morning lineup; and changed its look, temporarily, to a spring and Easter theme.

Demi & Selena Block

One day before the premiere of the movie Princess Protection Program the Demi & Selena block aired from 1 p.m. GMT (4 p.m. KSAmarker) until 6 p.m. GMT (9 p.m. KSAmarker). In this block all programming at that time that aired included Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Two Hannah Montana episodes aired that had Selena as a guest-star, A Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode that Selena guest starred in, As the Bell Rings episodes that Demi starred in, Camp Rock that Demi also starred in, the premiere of the second show of Studio DC: Almost Live that both Demi and Selena starred in, and a couple of Wizards of Waverly Place episodes that Selena starred in. The channel also changed its look temporarily to match the theme colors of the movie.

Wiz-tober Block

Disney Channel ME, and throughout October, 2009, premiered Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, showed new episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, and showed special airings of Twitches & Twitches Too. On October 31, 2009, Disney Channel ME aired Halloween episodes of all shows. The channel also changed its look, temporarily, to a Magical logo.

Wizards Vs. Vampires Block

Starting October 26 , 2009 till October 29 , 2009 Disney Channel ME Will air the 4 episodes of Wizards Vs. Vampires, in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Joyful December Block

Disney Channel ME, and throughout December 2009, will air season 2 of The Suite Life on Deck, and premiere Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana & A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, and run "back-to-back" episodes of selected shows. Also, Disney Channel ME will traditionally air Mickey's Twice upon a Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. The channel also aired "Christmas specials & episodes" of its shows. The channel also will change its look, temporarily, to a Christmas, Winter and North Polemarker look.

Disney Channel Events

Disney Channel ME also broadcasts some Disney Channel events. The main event that was broadcasted is the Disney Channel Games.

Disney Channel Concerts



Availability

Disney Channel Middle East is available on Orbit Showtime and on Q-tel Qatar service Mozaic TV+ .

References

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