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Jetix was a television channel for kids, owned by Jetix Europe, Jetix Latin America and ABC Cable Networks Group (The Walt Disney Company). It replaced Fox Kids in most countries during 2004/2005, as a result of the purchase of Fox Family by Disney in 2001. Jetix was then replaced by Disney XD or Disney Channel in most countries during 2009/2010. It aired Sonic X in most countries.
Start of Jetix
Saban and News Corporation decided to sold the Fox Family (which included Fox Kids) to Disney in 2001, after some rating problems. So after Disney bought Fox Family, they closed Fox Kids in 2002 (Fox then with the help of 4Kids Entertainment created the Fox Box block in their channel, which was later renamed 4Kids TV). However, in the rest of the countries Disney kept emitting the remaining Fox Kids channels (despite its new owner) without any change until 2004 where they were replaced by Jetix, mainly in Latin America.
In the maintime, Jetix was first launched as block of Toon Disney and ABC Family on February 14, 2004. The last Jetix launched in the world was in Canada, where it replaced Power Box (a block aired on Family Channel) on September 10, 2006.
End of Jetix
On December 8, 2008, Disney decided to retire the Jetix brand replaced it by Disney XD. So the Jetix block along with Toon Disney were replaced by Disney XD on February 13, 2009 in the United States. In Latin America Disney XD replaced Jetix on July 3, 2009. The last remaining Jetix in the world was in Russia, where it was replaced by Disney Channel on August 10, 2010. The Jetix brand is no longer used.