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Disney Channel is a US basic cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.

At the time of its launch, Disney Channel was a premium channel that aired for 16 hours a day, from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Subscribers initially received a monthly program guide/magazine, though it was phased out by the time the channel began targeting itself as a commercial-free basic channel.

Disney Channel received a special citation from the United States President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Disney later invested US$11 million on two transponders of Galaxy 1, a Hughes Communications satellite, and spent US$20 million on programming.

In 1983, Walt Disney Productions announced its launch of the family-oriented cable channel.

In 1996, Anne Sweeney was appointed to oversee The Disney Channel, and the channel began offering a nightly primetime film.

In 1997, the channel continued its transition from a premium cable channel to being offered via expanded basic cable, transitioning fully to basic cable as late as 2004 in some markets.

By 1989, The Disney Channel had a total of about five million pay subscribers nationwide.

In 1991, eight cable providers volunteered to move The Disney Channel to their expanded basic cable packages, instead of offering it as a premium channel; Jones Intercable was the first provider to carry the channel as a basic network, initially carried on the Basic Plus tier on its Fort Myers and Broward County, Florida systems as a test run.

Disney tried again in January 1983, planning a partnership with the satellite unit of Group W, though the deal never came to fruition.

In January 1983, the Disney Channel was formed under the leadership of its first president, Alan Wagner.

Also in 1991, The Disney Channel experimented with multiplexing its service, rather than broadcast three channels of its service like HBO did that same year, The Disney Channel instead tested a two-channel multiplex service to two cable systems.