We Bare Bears To Premiere On Disney Channel Germany 10th October
Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears will premiere on Disney Channel in Germany on Monday 10th October. This may seem very odd at first, but having Cartoon Network shows on rival channels in Germany is actually very normal, Disney Channel in Germany is a free-to-air channel which means everyone can receive the channel, meanwhile Cartoon Network is a pay-TV channel. In other words, Disney purchased the rights from Cartoon Network to air the show on a free television channel. Cartoon Network Germany will continue to air the latest new episodes of We Bare Bears for pay-TV subscribers, while Disney Channel will air the older episodes.
The good news is that more people in Germany can enjoy the comedy misadventures of Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear while they try to assimilate to “human” life in San Francisco with the help of their young friend – Chloe. The reason why shows sometimes air on free channels is to attract potential pay-TV subscribers who want to watch the latest episodes on Cartoon Network and want to watch the show more frequently, especially in a country like Germany (as well as Spain as another example) where free Digital Terrestrial is a very popular option for TV viewers.