|Location||New South Wales, Australia|
The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand
The Walt Disney Company has been active in Australia since 1988 and in 1992, the first office officially opened. There are now three offices in the region – in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland – that employ over 160 permanent staff. Today, The Walt Disney Company is one of the most active and largest foreign entertainment companies in Australia with diversified business in consumer products, publishing, mobile content, television and family entertainment programs.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Disney Channel features an array of animated series and sitcoms such as "Hannah Montana", the Emmy Award-winning "Wizards of Waverly Place”, "The Suite Life on Deck” and “Phineas and Ferb”. Disney Channel also features Disney Channel Original Movies such as “High School Musical" and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”, and classic Disney animated movies. Disney Channel is available in Australia on AUSTAR, FOXTEL, Neighbourhood Cable, SelecTV and TransACT, and in New Zealand on SKY.
The newly branded, learning-focused Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. Disney Junior's programming invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to join children in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior's animated and live action series blend Disney's unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills.