Disney Channel Africa into Compact

Disney Channel added to DStv Compact Plus and Compact packages.

The unique and powerful stories of Disney Channel brought to you in DStv Compact Plus and Compact packages for the whole family to enjoy.

Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303) will be added to the DStv Compact Plus and Compact packages from Friday, 1 December 2017. Encapsulating storytelling, friendship, music and laughter, Disney Channel is the home of award-winning hit live-action and animation series, specials and movies.

“We’re delighted to offer our DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers more entertainment for the kids, especially in the form of the ever-popular Disney Channel. Now families have got so much more to look forward to these December holidays – and the entertainment won’t stop as Disney Channel is now part of our Compact Plus and Compact packages,” said Aletta Alberts, General Manager for Content for MultiChoice.

To mark the expansion of the channel, fans and new viewer scan look forward to a feast of festive fun with the launch of the very latest and greatest programming from Disney Channel.

In October, the stars of hit Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), Descendants 2 swung into Jozion a whirlwind tour to celebrate the film’s release on the channel. The tour was documented and this month we will take a look behind the scenes as Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Thomas Doherty went on safari, sampled a proudly South African braai and tried their hand at traditional warrior dancing! Catch all the local happenings and be sure to tune in as Descendants 2 airs on 3 December at 10:40 to see how the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains – Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) – try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.

K.C. Undercover, the hit spy comedy and action series starring Zendaya has found a new home on Disney Channel with brand new episodes airing each weekend at 09:50. To kick things off, a one hour special called Coopers on the Run will air on 9 December and sees K.C. and her family of spies, along with her BFF Marisa, on the run from archenemy Zane in Rio de Janeiro when they must take on another spy like none before – the fierce and slightly bizarre enemy agent Sheena.

Viewer’s plates continue to fill up as season 2 of the popular local series Disney Cookabout will be served up each Saturday and Sunday at 09:25. Disney Cookabout is a comedic adventure game-show that uses food preparation, cooking and outdoor exploration to showcase local ingredients and a fun-filled approach to healthy eating. Home-grown hosts Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi return with a brand new group of cooktestants who travel across the Western Cape in search of the freshest ingredients, returning to the magical Cookabout kitchen to rustle up some tasty dishes.

Fans of animated series are in for a treat as they welcome Disney’s long-haired Princess, Rapunzel, to screens in Tangled: The Series. That sees her acquainting herself with her parents, her kingdom and its people. The hair-raising action kicks off in a 1-hour special Tangled: Before Ever After on 2 December at 08:10, and then Tangled: The Series launches each day from 4 December at 16:00. In addition, viewers will be able to catch up on the latest adventures of Mavis, Dracula’s daughter each day in Hotel Transylvania: The Series from 4 December at 17:45.

Just in time for the festive season, Disney Channel is bringing viewers the best in Disney Channel Original Movies each day at 09:00 from 7 December. Sit back and relax as we bring you the likes of Cloud 9, Adventures in Babysitting, Teen Beach and many more! If that’s not enough, Disney Channel will be celebrating the summer break with the Hilarious Holidays slot that will feature the funniest shows that we have to offer. Tune in from 12:00 each day from 7 December and prepare to be in stitches as Tangled: The Series, Bunk’d, Stuck in the Middle, Bizaardvark and so much more tickles your funny bone!

Fans across the globe are eagerly awaiting the premiere of Raven’s Home in February that sees Raven-Symoné reprising her role as charismatic and somewhat psychic Raven Baxter from the iconic comedy That’s So Raven. In anticipation, Disney Channel viewers can catch every episode ever of That’s So Raven, daily from 7 December at 11:05.

To celebrate a full and exciting 2017, Disney Channel will be counting down our top 30 favourite episodes of the year. On 30 and 31 December from 17:50, 15 episodes of the most memorable, exciting, fun-filled and hilarious series will run until midnight!

Disney channel will automatically be added to the DStv Compact Plus and Compact packages at midnight on 1 December. Customers are reminded to go to All Channels to view the channel, and add it to their Favourites.

Fans can get in on the celebrations by using the hashtag #DisneyChannelAfrica, connecting to www.facebook.com/DisneyinAfrica and disney.co.za.