Disney Junior Channel Launch Time Availability, Not on Directv

Mar 21, 2012 Full story: Toms River NJ Online 101

Despite ads running continuously on Directv and the Disney Channel, the satellite provide has no immediate plans to carry the new channel in its broadcasting.A "DIRECTV currently does not have plans to launch Disney Jr.

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Upset parent

Medina, OH

#1 Mar 23, 2012
Thanks a lot DirecTV....THIS IS NOT a happy household!!!
Alice

Fairfield, OH

#2 Mar 23, 2012
Thats soooooooooooooo stupid! We all were looking forward to it! Please show it!!!!:(
Fallon

United States

#3 Mar 23, 2012
My son has been waiting for over a month for this channel. This is not a happy household right now.
GirGirl2010

Waynesboro, PA

#4 Mar 23, 2012
That is so stupid....they should offer it because when I saw the commercial I was thinking OMG my son can also watch the shows I used to watch when I was little like Rollie Pollie Olie etc but Direct tv decides to be stupid over something that is more educational then some of the channels on their satellite
Ronnie

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Mar 23, 2012
Wow, that's for the offer of "still being able to watch the 4 hour block" in the mornings on Disney Channel Directv. How insulting!

I intend to give Directv a week to wise up and make the right choice to include the new Disney Junior channel before I begin my search for new programming providers.

The Disney Channels as a whole are educational to young children but some executive has decided that there's no reason to carry a new educational channel. Probably needs to save room for another channel to show Jersey Shore.
jeannie

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#6 Mar 23, 2012
my grandson was so looking forward to watching the Disney Junior Channel. He's going to be so dissapointed when he finds out it's not available. There are so many unappropriate shows for young children to watch on tv these days as it is. I thought this would be a refreshing change!
Disappointed

Booneville, MS

#7 Mar 23, 2012
I couldn't believe when I searched for the new channel today, that has been advertised for SO long on your network, that my children have been SO looking forward to, that it was nowhere to be found. Then I get on here to find out that DirectTV has no intention of carrying the Disney Junior channel. My family is terribly disappointed right now. You carry a whole host of channels that are either completely inappropriate for children or that are downright a waste of space. I mean, who really needs 14 different "buy this crap" advertisement channels? I am so disgusted right now as a parent, that a group of executives sat around a table and determined that the Disney Jr. channel wasn't as valuable as the Soap Network or QVC. Give me a break.
3hatchfam

Queen Creek, AZ

#8 Mar 23, 2012
Just like all of you I find it ridiculous! Especially if they continue to show the channel on commercials! I thought for sure we would get it since directv is a major provider. My little girl is so sad!
chicagogal

Fenton, MI

#9 Mar 23, 2012
I am so disappointed too! With limited options for young children, especially in the evening, our house was looking forward to this. If directv doesn't fix the issue soon, I will be looking for another provider
Upset parent

United States

#10 Mar 23, 2012
Please get this channel my kids and I were looking forward to it!!!!
pissed parent

High Springs, FL

#11 Mar 23, 2012
looks like im switching to another channel provider like dish network.
Adona

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 23, 2012
Like many of you, we were very upset to find out Directv is not carrying the new Disney Junior Channel! I have a two year old son and looked forward to having age appropriate programming for him all day. Especially since Directv offers about 5 different Nick channels. I hope they taje some of these comments to heart and change their minds soon or they may lose valuable customers.
not happy

Johnson City, TN

#13 Mar 23, 2012
i called directv and they told me that they are replacing soapnet with the disney junior channel. they said they are going to have it but do not know how long before they will have it.
not happy

Johnson City, TN

#14 Mar 23, 2012
pissed parent wrote:
looks like im switching to another channel provider like dish network.
I dont know about where you live but dish isnt carrying it either in my zipcode. you go to to disney juniors channel and look it up and see if it is available where you live.
Disappointed Parent

Braselton, GA

#15 Mar 23, 2012
I must say I agree with every post thus far. When I heard they were turning Disney Junior into a Channel its own, my 5 yr old was thrilled.

I don't see what the problem is, remove a home shopping channel, b/c to tell the truth no one buys that crap any way. I mean why would they when they can get the same thing on Amazon or Ebay for a lot cheaper.

Another thing, direct tv carries Nick Jr. So why not Disney Jr. They carry PBS Kids sprout, why not Disney Jr.

I'm almost tempted to switch to Comcast. For all Direct tv subscribers, Comcast and Charter digital cable will be carrying the channel as soon as it airs. You can go to Disney Jr. and they'll give you a list of television providers in your area that do carry the channel.
John Jr

United States

#16 Mar 23, 2012
Bummed!!!!! My kids were so looking forward to this. Will calling and complaining make difference???? Come on everyone let's bombard directv call centers and demand they add this channel!!!
No more

Stafford, VA

#17 Mar 23, 2012
We should file a class action against directv for false advertisement. We all for the pass 6 months or more have watched the commercials for Disney junior with no mention from directv that they had no intention to carry it. Sounds like false advertisement to me.
Jen

United States

#18 Mar 23, 2012
I'm 42 years old and am disappointed in this and so is my 5 year old...I will be looking into Comcast!!!
Jen

Deltona, FL

#19 Mar 23, 2012
We NEED Disney Jr!!!!!! Pleeeaaassseee!!
Ron

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#20 Mar 23, 2012
I am very disappointed in Direct TV for this. Hopefully more people will be complaining to change their mind. I just cannot understand their reasoning for this.....why the commercials? This is bad for my 3 grandchildren and families all over the country - please reconsider Direct TV!!

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