Disney Junior Wiki

Family Jr. is a Canadian English-language Category B specialty hybrid premium/digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned and operated by DHX Media. Launched on September 18, 2015 as a multiplex channel of Family, it airs programming aimed at preschool-aged children.

The channel launched on September 18, 2015; as Family is licensed as a premium service which allows for the addition of multiplex channels that are consistent with the network's licence (which dictates that it provide a service with programming aimed at youth aged 17 and younger), no additional licence was required to launch the service, and the channel would be offered at no additional charge to television providers who already carry Family Channel.

Unlike Family, which operates both Eastern and Pacific Time Zone feeds, Family Jr. has only one national feed operating from the Eastern Time Zone. Along with its French-language counterpart, Télémagino, it is available in over 4 million Canadian households as of 2016.

On April 16, 2015, it was announced that Corus Entertainment had acquired rights to Disney's children's television library and brands, succeeding a previous license agreement with DHX. Corus stated that following the launch of a Canadian version of Disney Channel, it would re-launch Disney's other linear children's television brands in Canada in the future. In anticipation for this transition, DHX concurrently announced that its Disney-branded networks would be replaced by spin-offs of Family Channel; Disney Junior was temporarily replaced by Family Jr. on September 18, 2015 until Corus relaunched Disney Junior December 1, 2015. They now continue to operate as separate channels.