Playhouse Disney télé, a commercial free French-language channel for preschoolers, began broadcasting at 10 a.m. this morning on Bell TV.

Programming on the channel include Disney programming such as La Maison de Mickey (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), Les 101 Dalmatiens (The 101 Dalmatians), Agent spécial OSO (Special Agent OSO), and Canadian programs such as Marguerite et la bête féroce (Maggie and the Ferocious Beast) and Elliot (Elliot Moose).

In the coming months Playhouse Disney télé will also premiere the Canadian series Stella & Sam. Currently in production, this new series brings to life the characters and stories written by Québec writer Marie-Louise Gay.

In addition, a French version of the Playhouse Disney website is now online which offers parents and their children various games and activities.

The Astral owned station will be available free of charge to Bell TV subscribers on channel 189 for the next three months.

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