Due to low viewership, SOAPnet is being taken off the air by the program provider; this channel will be removed by all video provider systems (including satellite carriers). A new channel “Disney Junior” will replace SOAPnet and will be carried on;
Digital TV – Channel 77
Analog TV – Channel 72 (channel 67 as of July 1, 2012)
Disney Junior carries programming for pre-school aged children including original series (such as Jake and the Never Land Pirates and 3rd & Bird), shows from the Playhouse Disney library (such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins and Special Agent Oso). Among the Playhouse Disney series and Toon Disney original animated series that are being rerun are Stanley, JoJo’s Circus, Rolie Polie Olie, The Koala Brothers, Higglytown Heroes, Johnny and the Sprites, Charlie and Lola, Bunnytown, Handy Manny, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, Timon & Pumbaa, Jungle Cubs, and 101 Dalmatians.
The network also airs the studio’s and Pixar‘s classic animated films, along with Disney’s direct-to-video sequels and original preschool projects with movie-length features, under two brandings; The Magical World of Disney Junior on weekends, and the more general Disney Junior Movie at most other times, which features a broader selection of films.
SOAPnet will be carried until June 30th on;
Digital TV – Channel 105
Analog TV – Channel 67