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Disney Channel is coming to Apple TV, the Walt Disney Company announced on Tuesday.
The new Disney channel, which was originally launched in 2017, will be available in the United States starting on April 7, 2018, with a UK launch on June 6, 2018.
The launch of Disney Channel on Apple TV marks a significant milestone for the streaming service, which has previously been available only in the US.
It was first available to stream on Apple TVs in March 2017, and the first two episodes were available on Apple devices in March 2018.
In an interview with the BBC in December 2018, Disney CEO Bob Iger said the channel would eventually make its way to Apple TVs, with Apple “working very closely” with Disney to get the channel in front of as many people as possible.
“We’re looking to do that with the Apple TV,” Iger told the BBC.
“We’ve had a number of conversations with them and we’ve had conversations with other providers about Apple TVs and Apple devices.
We’ll definitely have that on the platform.
It’s an exciting time.”
Iger said that while the channel will be free to watch on Apple television, it would offer the same “premium service” as it did on other platforms, including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“There’s no question about that,” Igers said.
“They’ll be able to have access to a very rich content library, including sports.
It’ll be available on all Apple devices.”
Apple and Disney have long worked together to bring Disney-branded content to Apple television.
Disney’s animated feature films including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen have been available on Disney Channel since its launch in 2017.
In 2017, Disney launched a new service called Disney XD that has more than 200 channels, including Disney’s Marvel and Pixar films, a selection of animated series, and more.