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Disney XD (Australian and New Zealand TV channel)

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Disney XD
Broadcast areaAustralia, New Zealand
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Sister channelsDisney Channel
Disney Junior
Launched10 April 2014; 9 years ago (2014-04-10)[1]
Closed6 January 2019; 5 years ago (2019-01-06)

Disney XD was an Australian subscription television channel, which was a 24- hour cable and satellite channel. Disney XD was launched 10 April 2014 on Foxtel.[1] It aired live-action, sports and animation shows which were aimed at boys aged six to fourteen.

Disney XD’s programming consisted of animation shows such as Star Wars Rebels, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble and Hulk: The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Disney XD also premiered original series such as Mighty Med, Lab Rats, Kickin’ It, Crash & Bernstein, Phineas and Ferb, and Gravity Falls.[1]

The channel was shut down on 6 January 2019 and was removed from the kids tier channels from Foxtel due to the launch of Disney+ streaming service in Australia and New Zealand.

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History of Disney XD

Disney XD was originally launched in America on 13 February 2009. Rich Ross, president of Disney Channels Worldwide, stated the purpose of Disney XD was Disney wanted to “create a destination for boys” pursuing gender-specific viewing strategies that defined the enterprise of Disney XD.[2]

Disney XD’s purpose was to create a new space for the young Disney boy market as according to a New York Times article, the “Disney Channel’s audience is 40 percent male, but girls drive most of the related merchandising sales.”[3]

Disney XD changed its marketing strategies In two ways, first by changing its target audience to boys aged six to eight and second by shifting its programming to more animated content rather than live-action and drama. These program changes which Disney XD initiated coincided with two major purchases on behalf of the company. In 2009, the company’s purchased comic book giant Marvel for $4.2 billion and in 2012, they purchased Star Wars for $4 billion. Today, both assets account for a majority of Disney XD’s current programming. Marvel delivers Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spiderman, and Marvel Avengers Assemble while the Star Wars franchise delivers Star Wars Rebels, LEGO Star Wars, and The Freemaker Adventures.[2]

History of Disney XD For Australian and New Zealand television

On 3 February 2014, Australian subscription television provider Foxtel announced it would launch two new family-genre channels over Easter 2014.[4] In late February, it was announced Disney XD would be one of these family channels, scheduled to launch on 10 April 2014.

On 24 December 2014, the channel launched in New Zealand on Sky Television.[5] On 27 February 2017, Disney XD launched on Fetch TV under the "Ultimate" package.

On 1 December 2018, it was announced that Disney XD would cease broadcast on 6 January 2019, with a selection of programming moving to Disney Channel. Programs included Star Wars Resistance and various Marvel animation series.[6] However, Disney Channel along with Disney Junior both ceased broadcast on 30 April 2020 due to the launch of the Disney+ streaming service in Australia.[6]


Disney XD was a 24-hour Australian cable and satellite channel. The name XD, short for “Extreme Digital,” evokes the notion of extreme sports as well as a technological mastery.[2] Disney XD's programming consisted of animated series, live-action series and sports for young boys. Regular programming included: Star Wars Rebels, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble and Hulk: The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Disney XD will also premiere original series such as Mighty Med, Lab Rats, Kickin’ It, Crash & Bernstein, Phineas and Ferb, and Gravity Falls.[1]

Disney XD also launched D|XP which was a daily over night programming block for aimed at entertaining gamers and esports enthusiasts ages 13 and up.[7] The programming block featured content from and produced with ESPN, the Disney Digital Network, Maker, IGN, Attack Media, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content, Banger Films, ESL and Vice’s Waypoint.[7]


Disney XD was received well through its programming of shows such as shows such as Phineas and Ferb with its first ever show presented on air with the episode with the Phineas and Ferb episode "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" being the first show to air on the American channel.

However, Disney XD as a whole initially failed to gain a major following, Disney made changes in its intended audiences advertising to a narrower audience of boys between the age of six and fourteen and relying more on animation television programs rather than live action programs.[2]

Disney XD’s made changes to its programming and broadcasting to gain more positive reception through mergers with other companies. In 2009, the Disney company purchased comic book giant Marvel for $4.2 billion and in 2012, they purchased Star Wars for $4 billion. Today, both assets account fora majority of Disney XD’s current programming. Marvel delivers Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spiderman, and Marvel Avengers Assemble while the Star Wars franchise delivers Star Wars Rebels, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures as a part of the regular programming on the Disney XD channel.[2]


Disney XD was shut down from both Foxtel and Sky on 6 January 2019, due to Disney’s decision to stop broadcasting Disney XD in Australia.[8] When the channel first closed television shows such as Walk the Prank, Spider-Man, Avenger's Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance and Pokémon: Sun & Moon were migrated to the Disney Channel on Foxtel on 6 January 2019.[8]

TV Shows that did not merge over to the Disney Channel included Right Now Kapow, Oscar’s Oasis, Future Worm, Mech‐X4, Fish Hooks, The New Yoda Chronicles, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Wander Over Yonder, Kirby Buckets, Penn Zero: Part‐Time Hero, Crash & Bernstein and Harry & Bunnie and Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. However, most of the programming was available on Foxtel Demand library until the network closed in New Zealand on 30 November 2019 on Sky, and in Australia on 1 March 2020 on Foxtel.[9]

Foxtel released a statement stating that the Disney Channel and Disney Junior will no longer be available from 29 February 2020,[9] which led to all programming being merged into Disney’s streaming service Disney+.

Disney XD, Disney Channel and Disney Junior were also discontinued from other countries as well, such as the UK with a Disney Spokesperson stating “From October 1st, Disney+ will become the exclusive home for content from Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in the UK.”[10]

The Spokesperson also stated “Walt Disney Company remains committed to our kids channels business,” and that the company plans to “execute distribution agreements for Disney channels in many markets where Disney+ is also available.”[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Knox, David (24 February 2014). "Disney Movies, Disney XD join Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Chávez, Christopher (2018). "Disney XD: Boyhood and the Racial Politics of Market Segmentation". From Networks to Netflix.: 209–217. doi:10.4324/9781315658643-20.
  3. ^ Ebrahim, Haseenah (2014). "Are the "Boys" at Pixar Afraid of Little Girls?". Journal of Film and Video. 66 (3): 43–56. doi:10.5406/jfilmvideo.66.3.0043. ISSN 0742-4671. JSTOR 10.5406/jfilmvideo.66.3.0043. S2CID 56044450.
  4. ^ Knox, David (3 February 2014). "Programmer's Wrap 2014: Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  5. ^ "SKY LAUNCHING DISNEY XD THIS CHRISTMAS" (Press release). Sky Network Television Limited. 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 14 January 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b Nik (1 December 2018). "Disney XD is closing" (Press release). Foxtel. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b Jon Lafayette (14 June 2017). "Disney XD Set to Launch Gamer Programming Block". Broadcasting Cable. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Removal of Disney XD Channel from Foxtel". Telstra Crowdsupport. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Disney Channel Changes". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  10. ^ a b Kanter, Jake (25 June 2020). "Disney To Close Kids Channels In The UK Following Launch Of Disney+". Deadline. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
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