Disney to Launch Freeview Channel

Disney is planning to launch a channel to air on UK Freeview, surprising not carrying the Disney branding, this Winter. Freeview is the dominant free-to-air digital broadcaster in the UK, currently with over two million viewers.

Closely following their recent announcement of the launch of the MovieBeam on-demand movie rental service, this clearly is not a significant issue for Disney as, when looking at their corporate site, we could not find mention of the deal.

As a side issue, it was surprising to be note that Lucian Harrington, described as a Disney spokesman said they would be would be interested in buying Granada and Carlton’s stakes if they came on the market.

Reuters story