Cignal and Accion bring Disney XD to the Philippines
Rebecca Hawkes
| 03 June 2014
Philippine pay-TV operator Cignal and cable TV distributor Accion have added Disney XD to the existing channels they carry from the children's entertainment powerhouse; namely Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Home to Marvel superheroes, Disney characters and Pixar animation, Disney XD is aimed at boys aged six to 14. Its programming includes Spider Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, martial arts comedy Kickin' It, animated series Kick Buttowski–Suburban Daredevil, live action series Crash & Bernstein, and animation series, Star Wars Rebels.

"Disney XD's programming is focused on the core value of accomplishment while helping boys learn, discover and grow with confidence and most crucially, do all of this with healthy doses of laughter and fun," says Natasha Malhotra, general manager, Brand Media and Content, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.

Guido Zaballero, vice president and head of marketing, Cignal TV, added: "For the first time in the Philippines, Disney XD will be on the air in HD. With the variety of the content, we truly believe that a channel like Disney XD should be enjoyed in HD."

Cignal will be previewing the channel to its 700,000 pre-paid subscribers during the month of June.

Disney XD is also available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.