Disney XD Launches In HD On Sky(the fiftieth HD channel)
15 Oct, 2010

Sky has announced the launch of its 50th high-definition channel with the arrival of Disney XD.

It will join Sky's family of the nation's greatest offering of HD channels available to subscribers.

Brand new superhero series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes will air on the channel, alongside some of Disney XD's most po....r live-action and animation programmes and movies, including Phineas and Ferb, I'm In The Band, Kick Buttowski, and Zeke and Luther.

The launch marks Sky's achievement in becoming the only platform provider to deliver such a wide choice of HD channels, fulfilling its promise to make 50 HD offerings available by Christmas 2010.

Boel Ferguson, VP and general manager, Disney Channels UK and Ireland, said: "The arrival of Disney XD in HD is another great example of The Walt Disney Company's commitment to bringing kids and families the best possible entertainment experiences through the most compelling mediums. Disney XD's technology-savvy audience is perfectly aligned with the HD proposition, and we can't wait to bring all of their favourite shows to them in crystal clear high definition."

Rob Webster, Director, Commercial Group, BSkyB added: "We're delighted to add Disney XD HD to our unrivalled HD offering which now reaches more than three million HD subscribers. We are committed to continue to work with high-quality content partners to ensure we carry on delivering the very best HD service on the market."

Disney XD HD will be available in the UK and Republic of Ireland on Sky channel 633 from Mon 18 Oct.

(Source: sky.com )