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Disney XD
DisneyXD Logo

Launched

February 13, 2009

Owned by

Disney-ABC Television Group

Slogan

Yes!

Country

United States

Language

English

Website

http://disneyxd.disney.com/

Disney XD is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Disney Channel Disney Channels Worldwide unit of Disney-ABC Television Group, part of the Disney Media Networks division of the The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily males ages 9-14, its programming consists of original first-run children's television series, current and former original series and made-for-cable films from sister network Disney Channel, theatrically-released movies, and live-action and animated programs from other distributors.

The channel offers an alternate Spanish language audio feed, either via a separate channel as part of a package of Spanish television networks sold by cable and satellite providers or a separate audio track accessible through the second audio program option, depending on the provider.

As of August 2013, approximately 80,864,000 American households (70.81% of households with television) receive Disney XD.[1]

History

Disney XD was launched on February 13, 2009, taking over the channel space of Toon Disney. Many of the channel's programs – particularly animated series – previously aired on Toon Disney, mainly as part of the Jetix program block, which debuted in 2004 and ran on Toon Disney until the channel's shutdown. Disney XD carries the same name as an unrelated mini-site and media player on Disney.com, which stood for Disney Xtreme Digital,[2] though it is said that the "XD" in the channel's name does not have an actual meaning.

In mid-2012, Disney created Disney Shows, a YouTube channel that hosts episodes of Disney Channel and Disney XD series and shorts. Disney XD series available include Kick Buttowski, Kickin' It, Pair of Kings, and Zeke and Luther.[3]

References

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