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#26 OFFLINE   mavs-fan

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

Has anyone heard any news on Disney Junior?

The launch date is two weeks from this Friday on March 23. Hopefully, DirecTV will carry it from the initial launch date on the existing SoapNet channel.

Maybe the guide data will give us this info in a few days when we're under two weeks out.

Edited by mavs-fan, 07 March 2012 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Actually not according to the Disney Junior website "see-if-your-TV provider-will-offer-Disney-Junior-at-launch" checker. Disney Junior is a channel that would be watched in our house. My understanding is that it will provide somewhat educational and, more importantly to me as a parent, commercial-free programming geared towards the under-7 set. Commercial-free options in that age range are sparse beyond PBS and would be a valuable addition to DirecTV's family-centric programming package to my mind.


Nick Jr. aims at the same genre and is commercial free
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

Yeah, a channel branded with Disney and Disney animated characters is commercial free. hint" sarcasm. Sesame Street actually rakes in a bundle off their merchandising.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

Yeah, a channel branded with Disney and Disney animated characters is commercial free. hint" sarcasm. Sesame Street actually rakes in a bundle off their merchandising.


Great point..

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

This will simply be a dilution of programming for more channels to share. I counted the number of times Phineas and Ferb air between 6AM tomorrow and 6 AM on Friday. I included Dis E, Dis W and Dis XD. It may be unfair to include E and W, but the total airings over a 24 hour period is 21. Maybe Disney could use XD for their JR programming in the morning and "skateboarders" in the afternoon.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

+1


It was premium most everywhere if not everywhere. I remember it was extra on our cable system too.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

I remember watching scrambled Disney. Those were the days...

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

I remember watching scrambled Disney. Those were the days...


scrambled ppv and adult tv was better.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

My 11yo niece and I were actually having a discussion about where Disney Junior was the other night when the living room tv ended up on Nick Jr. after supper and there was this show on about fish kids who were going to go flying on an airplane underwater. With the singing and dancing it was WTF! Her 2yo sister had her head practically crazy-glued to the front of the tv watching it. I think it was worse than the episode of Zoey 101 that was on Teenick right after that with ads for yet another new Degrassi series.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

My 11yo niece and I were actually having a discussion about where Disney Junior was the other night when the living room tv ended up on Nick Jr. after supper and there was this show on about fish kids who were going to go flying on an airplane underwater. With the singing and dancing it was WTF! Her 2yo sister had her head practically crazy-glued to the front of the tv watching it. I think it was worse than the episode of Zoey 101 that was on Teenick right after that with ads for yet another new Degrassi series.


You were watching Bubble Guppies. My 11mo honorary niece loves that show.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Has anyone heard any news on Disney Junior?

The launch date is two weeks from this Friday on March 23. Hopefully, DirecTV will carry it from the initial launch date on the existing SoapNet channel.

Maybe the guide data will give us this info in a few days when we're under two weeks out.


I hope Directv doesn't carry it. I want my Soapnet! :mad:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

I hope they do not waste bandwidth on that channel. Kids watch way too much TV already. Hey, I have a concept. Give your kid a book to read.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

I hope they do not waste bandwidth on that channel. Kids watch way too much TV already. Hey, I have a concept. Give your kid a book to read.


Here's a better concept... Don't tell others how to raise their kids.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

I hope they do not waste bandwidth on that channel. Kids watch way too much TV already. Hey, I have a concept. Give your kid a book to read.


Kids are going to watch TV. Better Disney Jr then the rest of the wasted bandwidth out there. You can't even watch the local news anymore with kids in the room.

Oh, and what Sigma said.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

To those complaining hoping they don't carry it because they like soap net: soapnet is going away regardless and being replaced by Disney Jr. Directv not having it won't change that.

To the complaints about wasting bandwidth on this channel: how is it wasting bandwidth when it's the same channel just being replaced by something else?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:03 AM

You also get the better WGN on Bell TV
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:10 AM

Remember if a channel is commercial free then that means it only generates revenue from subscriber payments. Given the cost of programming you can bet this channel will have a steep asking price from the beginning and depending on demand get close to other Disney owned top named channels.

People are still complaining about a $4 price increase and this could turn into a $4 channel quickly. As the old saying goes be careful of what you wish for.

Edited by Shades228, 10 March 2012 - 03:04 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

Remember if a commercial is channel free then that means it only generates revenue from subscriber payments.


I would say it meant no one would see it :)

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:56 AM

The only thing I will be looking forward to on this channel will be the Magical World of Disney Junior which will show classic Disney movies at night. I bet we won't get it at launch on Directv but we will get it maybe a month or two after while we still get a looped Soapnet. I was in real doubt that we were going to get Nat Geo Wild when they showed Fox Reality for the longest time but we eventually got it. I can't see Directv skipping this channel out as it is more known then even Nat Geo Wild.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:04 AM

I would say it meant no one would see it :)


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

The only thing I will be looking forward to on this channel will be the Magical World of Disney Junior which will show classic Disney movies at night. I bet we won't get it at launch on Directv but we will get it maybe a month or two after while we still get a looped Soapnet. I was in real doubt that we were going to get Nat Geo Wild when they showed Fox Reality for the longest time but we eventually got it. I can't see Directv skipping this channel out as it is more known then even Nat Geo Wild.

maybe they will to get a better ESPN deal or maybe even get ESPN 3 (Live game feed) and espn goal line / buzzer beater.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

I want this channel (especially for the magical world of Disney mentioned earlier).

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

We're hoping for a return of Disney's series Bear in the Big Blue House. It hasn't been on TV for years. It used to be on the old Playhouse Disney block years ago.

Edited by mavs-fan, 10 March 2012 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

SoapNet is supposed to end on Thursday March 22 and Disney Junior begins on Friday March 23. However, DirecTV's guide is still showing SoapNet programming on Friday March 23, so we'll have to see how this plays out.

Here is Disney Junior's schedule for their Canada station. It should give a good idea of what to expect on the US version.

http://www.disneyjun...ca/en/schedule/

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

I wonder if this will be like the transition from Fox Reality to Nat Geo Wild. Fox Reality stuck around on Directv for several months (re-runing the same content over and over) before it finally flipped over to NG Wild.
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