Astral Media has announced that it will add Disney XD to its slate of kid chanels on June 1, 2011.

A spin-off of the Disney Channel, Disney XD mostly airs action-oriented children's animated television series, with some live-action programming and movies aimed at male viewers age 6 to 14.

Programming will include movies, short form content, popular Disney series as well as Canadian content. Shows will include the martial arts comedy Kickin' It, the animated Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil and the Canadian comedy Wingin' It. Other kid favourites which currently air on Family Channel such as Phineas and Ferb and I'm In The Band will also air on the station.

In addition to the linear service, Disney XD programming will also be available through dedicated on demand channels and a website at

Unlike Disney Junior and Family stations which are commercial free, Disney XD will be advertiser-supported and will run commercials during breaks.

No word on when Canadians might expect a Canadian version Disney XD HD, a high definition version of XD which launched in the United States last October.

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