Disney Channel bows its broadband player

Net offers free skeins online

Disney Channel will launch its new broadband player on DisneyChannel.com on Friday, offering more than a dozen free, full-length episodes of original series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “That’s So Raven” and “Kim Possible.”

In addition, Web site hosts two never-before-seen episodes of “The Suite Life.”

One was Webcast at 2 p.m., prior to its on-air premiere at 6:30. Second episode, “Going for Gold,” lives exclusively online, since 7 p.m. for an entire week.

Disney’s afternoon action-adventure block Jetix is streaming full-length episodes of its shows on Jetix.tv. Series offered include “Power Rangers: Mystic Force,” “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!,” “Get Ed” and “W.I.T.C.H.”

“By providing kids with a fluid experience back and forth between the television and the computer, we give them the power of choice and the ability to connect with the entertainment they love no matter what platform they are on,” Disney Channel Worldwide prexy Rich Ross said. 

Both sites feature shortform content such as musicvideos and “bonus” materials for Disney’s original movies.

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