Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are partnering with Concerned Children’s Advertisers, NBA Canada, the YMCA and print and broadcast media across the country to promote Healthy Me Week, an initiative dedicated to encouraging kids to get fit through physical activity and proper nutrition. The nationwide campaign, beginning today and running until June 8, is being supported on the three kids networks with a wide range of programming dedicated to being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

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Families subscribing to Shaw Direct will have access to more outstanding kids programming today with the launch of two new services: Disney XD and Disney Junior en Français. Debuting in high definition, Disney XD is an advertising-supported network with series and movies showcasing sports and comedy while the French-language Disney Junior features the best in engaging, entertaining and educational programming for younger viewers and their families. Additionally, high definition versions of Family Channel and Disney Junior’s English-language network are now available on Shaw Direct to complement the existing offering. 

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Make way for the Wasabi Warriors as they karate chop into the third season of Kickin’ It on Disney XD. Premiering Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. ET, the martial arts comedy series revolves around a group of friends who train and compete at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy. In honour of the one-hour premiere event, Disney XD is kicking it in to high gear all weekend long with two full-days of ninja action on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET. 

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It’s a Japanese entertainment invasion! Leading content creator marblemedia, Canadian family broadcaster YTV, cable-channel multi-platform brand Disney XD and Canadian French language network VRAK TV have partnered to bring kids and families worldwide a crazy and colourful Japanese game show – JAPANIZI: Going, Going, Gong!

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Astral Kids is giving the whole family a break this month with the March Free Preview, a complimentary sampling of its kids networks including Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD available throughout March. Delivering an unmatched roster of kids programming in Canada, Astral Kids gives viewers the opportunity to experience all three channels, which feature comedy, educational and adventure programming respectively, via linear, On Demand and broadband services. 

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