Why Is Disney Channel Shutting Down?
- Patrick Hunter
Disney Channel might be discontinued permanently due to Disney+. – With the debut of Disney+ in November 2019, more Disney films and television series were made available to the general public than ever before. In the last several years, not only has the streaming platform published scores of original episodes and films, but it has also made shows from decades past available for rewatching with a single click.
The popularity of streaming services has skyrocketed over the past decade. And although they will not replace traditional network television in the near future, platforms such as Disney+ have rendered exclusive branded channels such as the Disney Channel nearly useless. Why invest in a cable network when everything can be delivered via streaming? The days of racing home in the afternoons to watch your favorite family-friendly programs are all but over.
However, your beloved oldies are not going anywhere. What Became of Disney Channel? Why You Might Hear Rumors of a Global Closure
Is Disney Channel ceasing operations in Asia?
Is Disney Channel closing? – Disney Channel has closed today in Southeast Asia (October 1st). The Walt Disney Company has decided to discontinue broadcasting Disney Channel and Disney Junior in Southeast Asia. According to reports, the firm intends to move its attention away from the channel and towards Disney+.
- According to this source, The Walt Disney Firm disclosed the following: “As part of The Walt Disney Company’s global drive to pivot towards a D2Cfirst model and expand its streaming services, the company is largely consolidating its Media Networks business in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
- These efforts will help us better match our resources with current and future business requirements.” According to this article, Disney Channel is still running well in the United States, and there is no evidence to suggest that it will close.
LOOK! Couch man TikTok explanation This page cannot be displayed As of October 1st, Disney Channel and Disney Junior are no longer available in Southeast Asia. We will bid this channel adieu. We will all be missed. October 1, 2021 pic.twitter.com/gsWo8SaZSG — ANW97 (@ANW20041)
There has been no confirmation. It is not anticipated, however there is a speculation that Disney XD USA may close in May 2022. If so, then what television stations will people be watching?
Will there be additional closures as Disney focuses on streaming?
Southeast Asia appears to be out of luck, but it does not look like the Disney Channel as we know it is going away anytime soon. However, it has been rumored that further closures might occur globally as Disney changes its attention to streaming. As part of The Walt Disney Corporation’s global strategy to shift to a D2Cfirst model and expand its streaming services, the company is combining its Media Networks business in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.