Company spokesperson Ryan Kelly said the cable provider will add the kid-friendly channel, Disney Jr., sometime in March. The channel, 155, will feature shows, such as JoJo's Circus, Rolie Polie Olie and Higglytown Heroes..
"I get a lot of direct emails from customers," said Shull. "These were very commonly requested channels by our customer base."
In describing the company's subscriber base, he called them: "Americans who just want good, safe programming," adding that DISH wanted to address concerns of some parents about profanity and other adult themes on pay television services.
Disney Jr. started as a daytime programming block on the Disney Channel. It replaced Disney Playhouse two years ago, earning the pay channel some of its highest ratings in years among children aged 2-5. Launching as its own 24-hour network, the new channel will replace Disney-ABC's soap opera channel, Soapnet.
THE demo?? 2-5 Year olds.
Thank you Disney, ABC, Time Warner et. al.
All in the name of Good Safe Programming.
I think I just threw up a little.