HO CHI MINH, May 17: This month, Walt Disney Television will launch Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney Channel in Vietnam on Ho Chi Minh Cable and Hanoi Cable.
Disney Channel will predominantly air in English with select key programming such as That’s So Raven and Phil of the Future subtitled in Vietnamese. Preschool channel Playhouse Disney Channel will broadcast entirely in English. Vietnam is the 14th market in the Asia Pacific to receive Disney Channel and the eighth market to receive Playhouse Disney Channel.
“This market offers great potential and Disney’s entry into pay-TV in Vietnam is a milestone in the rapid growth and expansion of Walt Disney TV International across the Asia Pacific region,” said Nicky Parkinson, the senior VP and managing director of Walt Disney Television International Branded TV, Asia Pacific.