Disney-ABC Television Group


Disney-ABC Television Group
Disney-ABC Television Group
Type Broadcast, cable and satellite television, radio network and
television network
Country Burbank, California, United States
Availability National
International
Headquarters 3800 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Key people Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group
Launch date c. 2004
Official website www.DisneyABCTV.com

Disney-ABC Television Group (also known as Disney Television Group) manages all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment Group and ABC News divisions); the Disney Channels Worldwide global kids’ TV business (including, among others, Playhouse Disney and Disney XD); ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television distribution divisions Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Disney ABC ESPN Television. The Disney/ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network, general interest and non-fiction book imprint Hyperion, as well the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks.

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Disney/iTunes video agreement

In a collaborative initiative with Apple, The Walt Disney Company and the Disney-ABC Television Group were first to debut episodes of hit TV series via iTunes. At present, the Group current and past season episodes of ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone Television) and Disney Channel television shows for download on Apple’s iTunes Music Store.

The entire first and second seasons of ABC hit dramas Desperate Housewives and Lost, the fifth season of the ABC Studios comedy Scrubs; select episodes of popular Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney series including Wizards of Waverly Place, That’s So Raven, The Suite Life on Deck, Hannah Montana, Kim Possible, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse; as well as current episodes of ABC Family's new original series Kyle XY are available to U.S. consumers for purchase.

As well, the Disney-ABC Television Group offers an extensive line-up of news, entertainment and audio podcast content on Apple's iTunes Store. Podcast content is now available for free download on the iTunes site in addition to Disney-ABC’s own websites.

On January 22, 2009, the Disney-ABC Television Group said it would merge ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios into a new unit called ABC Entertainment Group.[1][2]

Cable channels currently owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group

Year in parentheses denotes when channel was brought into the Disney-ABC Television Group fold.

International television investments by Disney Enterprises, Inc.

  • Super RTL (Germany) through Buena Vista International Television Investments (50 %)
  • RTL II (Germany) through ABC Cable and International Broadcast Worldwide Holdings (15.75 %)

Radio Stations currently owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group

References

  1. ^ ABC Combines TV Network, Production Units, Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2009
  2. ^ Disney Combines ABC's Programming, Production Units, Bloomberg.com, January 23, 2009

External links

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