Disney Channel

  1. Disney, Dish Strike Deal to Facilitate Internet-Delivered TV

    March 03, 2014 11:47 PM EST Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof. The deal announced late ...

  2. Disney 'Teen Beach Movie' Revives Girl Groups, Rockabilly & '60s Surf Rock

    July 16, 2013 7:05 AM EDT The Disney Channel is trying something new with its latest musical film, a period piece. "Teen Beach Movie," which premieres July 19, steps back in time to the 1962 world of surfers, greasers, the beginnings of Motown and the Beach B ...

  3. Exclusive: Disney Channel's Bridgit Mendler's Debut Set For Oct., Partners With Vevo, Target

    August 20, 2012 6:45 AM EDT The debut album from Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler, Hello My Name Is... , will be released Oct. 22 on Hollywood Records. Bridgit Mendler Signs with Hollywood Records "Hello My Name Is... cover art. Listed on Billboard's recently pu ...

  4. Disney Picks 'N.B.T.' (Next Big Thing) Teen Musician Contestants

    July 26, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Radio Disney and Disney Channel have selected three teen pop singers, a country vocalists and a band to compete in the channel's fourth annual "N.B.T." (Next Big Thing) contest. Having launched the careers of Hollywood Records' ...

  5. Bridgit Mendler Signs with Hollywood Records

    March 31, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Hollywood Records is banking on Bridgit Mendler graduating from Disney Channel star into a recording artist. The Disney-owned label has signed Mendler with a plan to release her debut album early next year. Mendler, 18, a star of the Disney Channe ...

  6. Radio Disney Installs Cocchia As GM

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disney executive Sean Cocchia is moving over to Radio Disney as senior VP and GM. In his new position, Cocchia will oversee the radio industry's only network programming to kids and their parents across both traditional and digital platforms. ...

  7. Top Kids TV Franchises For Soundtrack Sales

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kids TV has been the launching pad for everyone from Justin Timberlake to Miley Cyrus, and both The Disney Channel and Nick have learned that music programming is good for ratings and ancillary revenue from soundtrack sales. Below are the top five ...

  8. Jonas Brothers Back To Disney For New Season

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Jonas Brothers are keepers at Disney Channel. The cable channel has ordered a second season of the pop stars' comedy series "Jonas," but only after parting ways with the executive producers who launched the series. "Jonas&q ...

  9. The Mouse That Roared At Retail

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Wal-Mart in West Hills, in the far reaches of Southern California's San Fernando Valley, is just like every other Wal-Mart in the country -- crowded parking lot, cavernous warehouse, geriatric greeter. The uniformity is part of the point. ...

  10. 'High School Musical 4' Set For 2010 Debut

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Disney will premiere "High School Musical 4" on the Disney Channel in 2010, continuing the franchise that, according to Nielsen SoundScan, has sold 9.5 million soundtrack copies to date. While the script is still being written, a Disney ...

  11. New Orleans Band Helms Music-Driven Disney Series

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Using alternative rock to help introduce creative problem-solving skills to preschoolers: that’s the premise behind the Disney Channel’s “Imagination Movers,” a music-driven live-action series. Starring the New Orleans rock band of the same name, ...

  12. Disney Already Developing 'Camp Rock' Sequel

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After the big debut of "Camp Rock" during the weekend, Disney Channel is wasting no time working on a sequel to the Jonas Brothers movie musical. The network hopes to go into production on a sequel in late spring or summer 2009, pending ...

  13. TV/Film Briefs: Jonas Bros., Hannah Montana

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for "Burnin' Up," the first single from the upcoming Jonas Brothers album "A Little Bit Longer," will premiere on the Disney Channel at 9:55 p.m. on June 20, immediately following the conclusion of "Camp R ...

  14. Jonas Bros.' 'Camp Rock' To Debut On Three Channels

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "Camp Rock" will get a multi-platform release the weekend of June 20 on three channels: the Disney Channel, ABC, and ABC Family. "Camp Rock" stars the Jonas Brothers and is being styl ...

  15. Disney Sports Complex To Be Rebranded

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., which hosts concerts by Disney Channel stars like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and The Cheetah Girls during the Disney Channel Games, is being rebranded in the name of corporate sibli ...

  16. 'High School Musical' Reality Show Prize Revealed

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The winner of ABC's summer reality show based on "High School Musical" will appear in a music video that is shown over the end credits of the theatrical release of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." The announcement of ...

  17. Riley Joins Radio Disney

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael G. Riley has joined Radio Disney as senior VP and GM, reporting to Rich Ross, president, Disney Channels Worldwide. Riley will manage 42 Disney-owned radio stations, and the Radio Disney programming, distribution, online and marketing depa ...

  18. Vincent Upped At Disney

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Steven Vincent has been named VP of music and soundtracks for the Disney Channel, which is riding a wave of recent musical hits, including "High School Musical 2" and "Hannah Montana." Vincent reports to Susette Hsuing, senior ...

  19. Disney Launches Music, Video Service

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Company has launched an online digital music and video service called Disney Mix Central. The site features downloadable music and videos from both Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, as well as podcasts and video clips from ...

  20. Hannah Montana Concert Set For Int'l Roll Out

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The taping of the first live performance by Hannah Montana, the Walt Disney Co.'s TV-originated teenage singing phenomenon, will go live via the U.K. edition of the Disney Channel on May 7. Once aired in the U.K., the taped concert will roll ...

  21. Belanova Tapped For Latin American 'Musical'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set to be released in coming weeks. Mexican pop/electronica trio Belanova has been tapped to sing in the Latin American version of the “High School Musical” soundtrack. Belanova has recorded the single “Eres Tú,” a Spanish language adaptation of “ ...

  22. Disney To Acquire TV Games Developer Minds Eye

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Internet Group on June 8 announced its acquisition of British game developer Minds Eye Productions in a move signaling Disney's commitment to interactive television gaming, the compani (Reuters) -- The Walt Disney Internet Gro ...

  23. Jetix Europe Names Taylor CEO

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul Taylor has been named CEO of Jetix Europe N.V., the pan-European integrated children's entertainment company formerly known as Fox Kids Europe. He will report to the supervisory board of the comp Paul Taylor has been named CEO of Jetix E ...

  24. Disney Channel Goes To Argentina

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Disney Channel this month will become part of the basic programming lineup for CableVision, Argentina's leading cable operator. MEXICO CITY (Hollywood Reporter)--The Disney Channel this month will become part of the basic programming line ...