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episodes of ABC programming on mobile devices. Non-subscribers have access to a more limited range of programming and do not get access to the linear feed. ABCNews.com provides in-depth worldwide news coverage online and video-on-demand news reports from ABC News broadcasts. Television Production The company produces the majority of its original live-action television programming under the ABC Studios label. Program development is carried out in collaboration with independent writers, producers and creative teams, with a focus on half-hour comedies and one-hour dramas, primarily for primetime broadcasts. Primetime programming produced either for the company’s networks or for third parties for the 2013/2014 television season includes the returning one-hour dramas: Castle, Criminal Minds, Devious Maids, Grey’s Anatomy, Mistresses, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Perception, Revenge and Scandal; and the returning half-hour comedies, Cougar Town and The Neighbors. New primetime series include the one-hour dramas: Betrayal, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, and the half-hour comedy, Trophy Wife. Additionally the drama series, Intelligence, Killer Women and Resurrection, and the comedy, Mixology is in production for mid-season launch. The company also produces the late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, a variety of primetime specials for network television and live-action syndicated programming. Syndicated programming includes the daytime talk shows, Katie and Live! with Kelly and Michael, and the game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The company also produces news programming, including World News with Diane Sawyer, 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America and This Week with George Stephanopoulos and programming for daytime, such as General Hospital, The View, and The Chew. Television Distribution The company distributes its productions worldwide in pay and syndication markets, in DVD and Blu-ray formats and also online via company Internet sites, such as and third-party services. Domestic Television Stations The company owns eight television stations, six of which are located in the U.S. The television stations derive the majority of their revenues from the sale to advertisers of time in station programming for commercial announcements. The Live Well Network provides programming focusing on lifestyle topics, such as interior design, healthy cooking, and outdoor activities. Hulu Hulu is a joint venture owned by Fox Entertainment Group, NBCUniversal and the company following Hulu's 2012 redemption of a 10% interest held by Providence Equity Partners. Its principal business is to aggregate television and film entertainment for viewing on the Internet. Hulu offers a free service, which is advertising supported and a subscription based service, Hulu Plus. Fusion In 2012, the company and Univision formed a joint venture to create Fusion, a news, pop culture and lifestyle television and digital network targeted at English speaking Hispanic Millennials. Seasonality Advertising revenues at the Media Networks are subject to seasonal advertising patterns and changes in viewership levels. Revenues are typically somewhat higher during the fall and somewhat lower during the summer months. Affiliate revenues are typically collected ratably throughout the year. Certain affiliate revenues at ESPN are deferred until annual programming commitments are met. These commitments are typically satisfied during the second half of the company’s fiscal year (ending on September 28, 2013), which generally results in higher revenue recognition during this period. PARKS AND RESORTS The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The company manages and has effective ownership interests of 51% in Disneyland Paris, 48% in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and 43% in Shanghai Disney Resort. It also licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company’s Walt Disney Imagineering

 

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