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500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521

United States

Phone: 818-560-1000


The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Segments The company operates in five business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. MEDIA NETWORKS The Media Networks segment includes broadcast and cable television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations. Cable Networks The company’s cable networks include ESPN, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet. It also operates the UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV)/Bindass networks in India. The cable networks group produces its own programs or acquires rights from third-parties to air programs on the company’s networks. The company also has interests in joint ventures that operate cable and broadcast programming services and are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Cable networks derive a majority of their revenues from fees charged to multi-channel video programming distributors (MVPDs) for the right to deliver the company’s programming to their customers and, for certain networks (primarily ESPN and ABC Family), the sale to advertisers of time in network programs for commercial announcements. Generally, the company’s cable networks operate under multi-year agreements with MVPDs that include contractually determined fees. The company sells programming developed by its cable networks worldwide in pay and syndication television markets, in DVD and Blu-ray format and also online. ESPN ESPN is a multimedia, multinational sports entertainment company that operates seven 24-hour domestic television sports networks: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes (a Spanish language network), ESPNU (a network devoted to college sports) and the regionally focused Longhorn Network (a network dedicated to The University of Texas athletics). ESPN also operates five high-definition television simulcast services: ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPNEWS HD, ESPNU HD, and ESPN Deportes HD. ESPN programs the sports schedule on the ABC Television Network (ABC), which is branded ESPN on ABC. ESPN owns 16 international sports networks reaching households in 62 countries and territories in 4 languages. In addition, ESPN holds a 30% equity interest in CTV Specialty Television, Inc., which owns television networks in Canada, including The Sports Network, The Sports Network 2, Le Reseau des Sports, ESPN Classic Canada, the NHL Network, and Discovery Canada. ESPN owned a 50% equity interest in ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), a joint venture, which distributes sports programming throughout most of Asia. ESPN sold its interest in ESS to the joint venture partner in 2012. ESPN holds rights for various professional and college sports programming, including the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball (MLB), the Bowl Championship Series, major college football and basketball conferences, National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, the Wimbledon Championships, US Open Tennis and the British Open, and Masters golf tournaments. ESPN also operates, which delivers comprehensive sports news, information and video each month through its national hub and 6 local sites –,,,,, and; ESPN, which is a broadband service available to approximately 85 million subscribers that delivers approximately 4,800 live events annually; ESPN Mobile Properties, which delivers content, including live game coverage, alerts and highlights, to mobile devices; WatchESPN, which delivers ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 content online or through mobile devices. These linear channel feeds are available to consumers who have subscriptions to select MVPDs; ESPN Regional Television, which is a syndicator of collegiate sports programming; The ESPN Radio Network, which distributes regularly scheduled programming and is a sports radio network in the U.S.; ESPN The Magazine, which is a bi-weekly sports magazine; and ESPN Ente


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