After garnering leadership status in the South, Disney XD, the quintessential action, adventure and comedy destination for boys is ready to capture attention of newer markets with the launch of Bengali and Marathi feeds.
Natasha Malhotra, VP and GM, Walt Disney Television International India, said: “Disney XD, while including girls, mainly speaks to boys in the age group of 6-14 and delivers exciting stories around adventure, action, comedy while reflecting core Disney brand values of accomplishment and heroism. Disney XD has a unique content mix of live-action and animated programming. We are excited about expanding its reach by making it the first channel in the genre to be available in six languages. We will continue to build on it as we deliver great fun-filled, action-packed entertainment that is engaging and locally relevant.”
Disney XD will launch a brand new show Scaredy Squirrel on January 9, 2012 (Mon to Fri 1 PM). Scaredy Squirrel is fun-filled series inspired by the popular book series by Mélanie Watt about a creative and quirky squirrel, as he tackles life’s daily challenges.
“Disney XD enjoys loyalty and following from boys driven by Disney original animation shows such as Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and Marvel, the quintessential boy brand. These are wonderful examples of Disney’s on-going focus on creating great new properties with clearly defined character profiles and story patterns to position the channel as top of mind for boys,” Ms Malhotra added.
The channel will also create a strong destination for Marvel branded characters and stories which have been a part of every boy’s growing up years with the launch of Spider-man on weekdays (Mon to Fri 2 PM).