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Company Overview of Disney/ABC International Television, Inc.

Company Overview

Disney/ABC International Television, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and distributes entertainment and news content on television, radio, and Internet platforms. It offers daytime programs, series, scripted dramas and comedies, and movies. The company also operates entertainment channels and/or channel feeds, and provides educational and informational entertainment programming for young viewers. In addition, it publishes fiction and non-fiction books, e-books, and audio books for adults. Further, the company manages The Walt Disney Company’s equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services. Its programming is available through pay television, basic cable, broadcast tele...

500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521-4581

United States

Founded in 1985

Phone:

818-560-1000

Fax:

818-560-1930

Key Executives for Disney/ABC International Television, Inc.

President and Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks
Age: 56
Co-President and President of Abc News
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations
President of Daytime
President of Global Distribution for Disney - ABC Worldwide TV
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Disney/ABC International Television, Inc. Key Developments

Disney/ABC Television Group Names Ben Sherwood as Co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and President

ABC News President Ben Sherwood will become co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, effective February 1, 2015. Sherwood will succeed Anne Sweeney, who is stepping down in January 2015.

The Walt Disney Company Plans About 175 Layoffs in its Disney/ABC Television Group

The Walt Disney Co. planning about 175 layoffs in its Disney/ABC Television Group over the next few weeks. The move includes staff reductions at the network, cable channels (excluding ESPN) and the eight TV stations owned and operated by Disney that includes KFSN (Channel 30.1).

Allbritton May Sell TV Stations To 2 Buyers

Allbritton Communications Company may select two buyers for its TV stations, sources told TV News Check. Disney/ABC Television Group is said to be the main potential buyer for Allbritton's flagship station WJLA, TV News Check reported July 19, 2013, citing sources familiar with the M&A sector. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (NasdaqGS:SBGI), Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:NXST), The Hearst Corporation, LIN TV Corp. (NYSE:TVL), Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP), Raycom Media, Inc. and Tribune Company (OTCPK:TRBA.A) are among the companies reportedly in the running to purchase Allbritton's TV stations, possibly including WJLA. A person familiar with the deal told the news source that some investors are "less than thrilled" with the current deal price.

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