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[17 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Junior to Replace ABC’s SOAPNet Eventually

CORRECTION:  Since this story was published, DisZine has been contacted by ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, who offered clarification on the transition of channels carrying SOAPnet to Disney Junior.  According to Publicity Director Mitch Messinger, SOAPnet and Disney Junior will run concurrently until SOAPnet is no longer available.  “SOAPnet will remain available for an undetermined period of time as additional carriage deals for Disney Junior are finalized with distributors,” a spokesperson has said.  Many thanks to Mr. Messinger for reaching out to DisZine with this helpful information.
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[11 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney Testing New Mobile Parks Guide

According to Engadget, Verizon’s partnership with Disney mobile will soon extend even further.
Disney has reportedly been testing a GPS navigator and tour guide for Walt Disney World, which will be based on HTC Hero handsets. The guides will feature shopping discounts, bonuses for users, and updated wait times for Disney World rides and attractions.
When the guides will arrive in the parks — and the form they’ll take after testing — is unknown. Another concern is pricing. Disney’s current Verizon Mobile Magic application is expensive, and the thinking is …