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Disney XD (Canada) is the Canadian counterpart of the US television network, Disney XD, and was the original broadcaster and distributor of Slugterra.

History

In April 2009, Astral Media, through a subsidiary The Family Channel Inc., was given approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to started a television channel called Family Extreme, described as "a national, English-language Category 2 specialty programming service devoted to entertainment, humour, travel, games, science and technology. Programming will be from around the world and targeted to children aged 6 to 17 years and their families On March 11, 2011, Astral announced it would start Disney XD on June 1, 2011, using the Family Extreme licence. In late 2011, Astral also launched a Disney XD video on demand app for the Xbox 360 video game console.

On March 4, 2013, following the Competition Bureau's approval of Bell Media's takeover of Astral, Bell announced that it would put Disney XD, along with five other channels (Family, Disney Junior's English and French services, MusiMax and MusiquePlus) up for sale. The networks will be held in a blind trust by Pierre Boivin until they are sold. On November 28, 2013, DHX Media announced that it would acquire Disney XD and its sister networks for $170 million, and be relaunched and rebranded as Family CHRGD.

Relaunch

On April 16th 2015, the day after DHX Media announced that they would be rebranding their channels, Corus Entertainment announced that they acquired the rights to Disney programming and that they would launch Disney Channel in Canada on September 1st 2015 and other Disney programming later on. And then on November 1st 2015, it was officially announced on Disney Channel Canada's blog that Disney XD (Canada) (and on a side note Dinsey Junior) would be relaunched on December 1st 2015.

Programming - Slugterra

Disney XD Canada was the original commissioner of Slugterra and would begin airing the show on September 3rd, 2012 until October 8th, 2015, which would be the last time the show would air on the network due to Corus Entertainments' acquisition of Disney programming (in Canada) and the rebranding effects of DHX Media's Family CHRGD launch. Although Slugterra doesn't air on the network anymore, Battle For Slugterra can still be found on its site[1].

For the complete list of Disney XD programming, past and present around the world, please refer to either Disney or Disney XD.

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