Disney network nears launch

Disney Russia to launch this year

Disney Channel moved closer to a launch Wednesday in Russia when the official federal agency for telecommunications granted the company a five-year cable TV license.

Tailored to local family auds net is due to bow later this year, Disney Russia said.

The channel will screen the Disney mix of family entertainment, including animation and popular documentaries.

Disney tried to launch Disney Channel Russia as a terrestrial TV web last year in association with local company Media One Holdings. But the application was rejected by Russian authorities.

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