Media Networks

Disney/ABC Television Group
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Industry:
Television, Radio, Publishing & Digital Media
Founded:
2004
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
ABC Entertainment Group, ABC Family, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney/ABC Television Group Digital Media, Disney/ABC Domestic Television
Disney/ABC Television Group

-- The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC Entertainment Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. Hyperion publishing and the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

ESPN
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Industry:
Sports Media
Founded:
1979
Headquarters:
Bristol, CT
Properties:
Eight U.S. TV networks (five w/HD services), ESPN International (48 networks plus HD, radio, digital platforms & more), ESPN Audio, ESPN.com, other sport- & market-specific sites, ESPN3, ESPN The Magazine, Mobile ESPN, WatchESPN, owned events, and more.
ESPN

-- From an inauspicious debut as a television network reaching 1.4 million homes, ESPN is a true business success story. Today, it is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.

With a passionate fan base and the powerful nature of live and unscripted action, ESPN continues to grow. The company and its platforms – starting with flagship program SportsCenter which defines the TV sports news genre – have grown to be synonymous with sports. Offerings include an unmatched lineup of live professional, college and amateur team and individual sports; sport-specific and enterprise journalism studio shows and critically acclaimed and award-winning documentaries. An increasing focus on digital platforms – ESPN3, the WatchESPN app, ESPN Mobile, podcasts and more – while growing its core television business, helps fulfill the company’s mission to serve sports fans around the world anytime and anywhere.

ABC Entertainment Group
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Industry:
Television & Digital Media
Founded:
2009
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
ABC Digital, ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, Times Square Studios
ABC Entertainment Group

-- ABC Entertainment Group develops and produces compelling programming for broadcast on ABC in addition to other television and digital platforms. The group includes ABC Entertainment, which is responsible for all network primetime and late-night entertainment programming. ABC Studios is responsible for the development and production of primetime and late-night entertainment content for ABC among other platforms, while Times Square Studios focuses on daytime and syndication programming. ABC’s viewing experience is enhanced through a variety of innovative and award-winning digital entertainment platforms, including a full-episode player on ABC.com and an iPad app, and extends to more than 1,000 platform partners worldwide via Disney Media Distribution.

 

ABC News
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Industry:
Television, Radio & Digital Media
Founded:
1962
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Properties:
ABC News Digital, ABC News Now, ABC News Radio
ABC News

-- ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network’s news programming, including “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” ABC News Radio, ABCNews.com and satellite service NewsOne. An award-winning team provides the latest information and analysis of major events to bring viewers a big picture understanding of the world. A premier news and information alliance between ABC News and Yahoo! News blends the network’s global news gathering operation and unrivaled lineup of trusted anchors and reporters with the digital media company’s vast distribution and cutting-edge technology to reach more than 100 million people in the U.S. each month on PCs, mobile devices and tablets.

ABC Owned Television Stations Group
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Industry:
Television & Digital Media
Founded:
1948
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
WABC-TV New York, NY; KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA; WLS-TV Chicago, IL; WPVI-TV Philadelphia, PA; KGO-TV San Francisco, CA; KTRK-TV Houston, TX; WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, NC; KFSN-TV Fresno, CA; Live Well Network
ABC Owned Television Stations Group

-- The ABC Owned Television Stations Group reaches 23% of U.S. television households through eight stations: WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. Among other Group businesses are ABC National Television Sales, a sales representation unit for the owned stations as well as outside clients, and the Live Well Network, abroadcast, online and wireless programming service for digital channels in local markets.

ABC Family
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Industry:
Television & Digital Media
Founded:
2001
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
ABC Family Digital, ABC Spark
ABC Family

-- ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes and features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” The network’s millennial-focused content will be available to Canadian audiences beginning in Spring 2012 through an expansive licensing agreement with Corus Entertainment to launch ABC Spark. ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

Disney Channels Worldwide
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Industry:
Television, Radio & Digital Media
Founded:
1983
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
Disney Channel, Disney Cinemagic, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Hungama, Radio Disney
Disney Channels Worldwide

-- Disney Channels Worldwide is a global portfolio of over 100 kid-driven, family inclusive entertainment channels and/or channel feeds available in 169 countries/territories, in 35 languages. The platform brands are Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama and Radio Disney. The group's multiplatform strategy includes subscription video-on-demand and content-rich broadband websites DisneyXD.com, DisneyJunior.com, DisneyChannel.com and RadioDisney.com. Disney Channel content is distributed through cable, satellite and digital terrestrial television channels, and via a strategic partnership with Disney Media Distribution to third party broadcasters across the globe. Disney Channel properties continue to rapidly expand into new markets across the world, playing a key role in introducing the Disney brand to over 600 million unduplicated viewers worldwide.