When I was a kid, Disney was named Walt and he was on Sunday night every week for an hour or two for free on NBC (assuming the weather cooperated and the 17inch large screen TV wasn't on the fritz). What a liar though "Wonderful World of Color" -- HA sure, as long as you want all 3 colors (Black, white, and gray).
WAAAYYY off topic (and long before my time) but ... Disney renamed the show "Wonderful World of Color" when it moved to NBC in 1961 (thanks Wikipedia for the dates) and it most certainly WAS shown in color, hence the name. Now, whether you had the capacity to receive it in color at that time was a major question, as color TV penetration was slim at that point. It was one of Disney's major gripes with ABC ... That they drug their feet on promised color broadcasting; and one reason why their relationship soured at that time. (Ironic, since Disney now owns ABC.) ALL the Disney shows were SHOT in color, at Walt's insistence, including the first 5-6 years worth that aired on ABC in B&W under the "Walt Disney Presents" title ... Many of which were later re-aired on NBC, in color.
And, by the way, to bring it back around, not that it's ANYBODY'S business, but my five-year-old watches less than 2 hours of TV per day, max (often one in the morning, one at night, with me). I like the Disney channels, and PBS, because they offer high-quality, commercial-free and (for the most part) smart children's programming. Those commercials are C-R-A-P for kids who don't understand marketing and believe them verbatim.
One day of watching something at a friend's house and my son was convinced Sketchers were the best shoes ever ... Because the commercial said so. And remembered enough to ask me, repeatedly, what brand all his shoes were and would I get him Sketcher's next time. Now, this was a learning/educational moment as a parent as I work(ed) to explain branding and marketing and how companies try and 'trick' kids but, all in all, I'd prefer to skip the ads altogether, if possible, until he's old enough to employ more mature critical thinking to the evaluation of corporate claims.
But even if I didn't have a child I would be ticked off at DirecTV for airing a programming loop, which is what SoapNET is, of today, versus an actual channel. Disney Jr. isn't a new addition ... It's a rebranding. And like the rebrand or not, it's a replacement for an existing channel, not a new channel anyone is asking for. DirecTV can not, by existing contractual obligation (to the Disney company, not us), drop the channel completely, so they go into this legal loop limbo that provides zero benefit to consumers. It's a corporate game of chicken--with the subscribers as the only guaranteed losers--that has absolutely zilch to do with gaining/losing any other HD or non-HD channel in the universe.