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05-11-2001, 03:02 PM
What is the complete list of Disney's movies and television companies.

Movies: Mirimax, Touchstone

TV: ABC, ESPN, Comedy Channel?

I searched around on their corporate website and I could not find a complete list. Why wouldn't they want everyone to know what they own?

Any Disney stockholders out there?

05-11-2001, 03:33 PM
Too much!!

05-11-2001, 03:45 PM
Interesting question. Here's an addition....

I have heard that one of Disney's subsidiaries owns either a porn movie theater or a porn film company.

Anybody know anything about this...

05-11-2001, 06:42 PM
Too much!!

Hmm, maybe, maybe not.

For the record, these are the ownerships I'm aware of

Walt Disney Disney studios
Hollywood pictures
Hyperion (publisher)
Capital cities/ABC Which includes
ABC, ESPN, E! (i think)
The disney Channel
Radio Disney
Disney cruise line (partial?)
The Disney store
Walt Disney Records
DIsneyland Paris (part owner)
Disneyland Hong Kong(Part owner)

Note, I believe that the American theme parks are not a seperate company from Walt DIsney studios. In fact much of this isn't.
As for what they should or shouldn't, I Think that ABC itself is a great fit, the cable properties... I'm not so sure Also typically, Disney managment exerts the most direct influence over Touchstone and WDS. Hollywood pictures used to at least operate independently.

05-11-2001, 08:17 PM
Here is the link to the Columbia Journalism Review "Who Owns What" page on Disney (http://www.cjr.org/owners/disney.asp).

And for those interested in other media companies, here is the link to the CJR's main "Who Owns What" media companies web page (http://www.cjr.org/owners/), which includes the following companies:<ul><li>Advance
<li>A.H. Belo
<li>AOL Time Warner
<li>Clear Channel Communications
<li>Cox Enterprises
<li>Dow-Jones & Company
<li>Emmis Communications Corporation
<li>E.W. Scripps
<li>General Electric
<li>Hearst Corporation
<li>Knight Ridder
<li>Landmark Communications
<li>Lee Enterprises
<li>Liberty Group Publishing
<li>Media General
<li>MediaNews Group, Inc.
<li>News Corporation
<li>New York Times Company
<li>Pulitzer, Inc.
<li>Reed Elsevier
<li>Tribune Company
<li>USA Networks
<li>Vivendi Universal
<li>Washington Post Company

05-12-2001, 08:06 PM
Don't forget partial ownership of :

The History Channel

05-14-2001, 09:52 AM
Thanks Wes! That was just what I was looking for. I was wrong according to that list - Comedy Channel is owed by Viacom and Time-Warner. To my suprise Disney owns a lot of E!. Home to the disqusting Howard Stern Show.

05-14-2001, 02:08 PM
The Walt Disney Company
Investor Relations: http://www.disney.com/investors/index.asp
CEO: Michael D. Eisner
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange as: DIS.

broadcast and cable
financial and retail
theater & sports
theme parks and resorts
Disney - Publishing

Book Publishing Imprints

Walt Disney Company Book Publishing
Hyperion Books
Miramax Books
Magazine Subsidiary Groups

ABC Publishing Group
Disney Publishing, Inc.
Diversified Publications Group
Financial Services and Medical Group
Miller Publishing Company
Magazine titles include:

Automotive Industries
Biography (with GE and Hearst)
Disney Adventures
Disney Magazine
ECN News
ESPN Magazine (distributed by Hearst)
Family Fun
Family PC
Institutional Investor
Kentucky Prairie Farmer
Los Angeles
Multichannel News
Top Famille - French family magazine
US Weekly (50%)
Video Business
Daily Newspapers

County Press (Lapeer, MI)
Oakland Press and Reminder (Pontiac, MI)
Narragansett Times
St. Louis Daily Record

Penny Power
Sutton Industries
Disney - Broadcasting
(includes the Capital City/ABC subsidiary)


ABC Television Network
Owned and Operated Television Stations

WLS - Chicago
WJRT - Flint
KFSN - Fresno
KTRK - Houston
KABC - Los Angeles
WABC - New York City
WPVI - Philadelphia
WTVD - Raleigh - Durham
KGO - San Francisco
WTVG - Toledo
Radio Stations

WKHX - Atlanta
WYAY - Atlanta
WDWD - Atlanta
WMVP - Chicago
WLS - Chicago
WXCD - Chicago
WBAP - Dallas
KSCS - Dallas
WDRQ - Detroit
WJR - Detroit
WPLT - Detroit
KABC - Los Angeles
KLOS - Los Angeles
KTZN - Los Angeles
KQRS - Minneapolis - St. Paul
KXXR - Minneapolis - St. Paul
KDIZ - Minneapolis - St. Paul
KZNR - Minneapolis - St. Paul
KZNT - Minneapolis - St. Paul
KZNZ - Minneapolis - ST. Paul
WABC - New York City
WPLJ - New York City
KGO - San Francisco
KSFO - San Francisco
WMAL - Washington DC
WJZW - Washington DC
WRQX - Washington DC
Radio Disney
ESPN Radio (syndicated programming)
Cable Television

The Disney Channel
Toon Disney
ESPN Inc. (80% - Hearst Corporation owns the remaining 20%) includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, ESPN Now, ESPN Extreme
Classic Sports Network (with AT&T)
A&E Television (37.5%, with Hearst and GE)
The History Channel (with Hearst and GE)
Lifetime Television (50%, with Hearst)
Lifetime Movie Network (50% with Hearst)
E! Entertainment (34.4%, with Comcast, MediaOne and Liberty Media each have 10.4% interests)
International Broadcast

The Disney Channel UK
The Disney Channel Taiwan
The Disney Channel Australia
The Disney Channel Malaysia
The Disney Channel France
The Disney Channel Middle East
The Disney Channel Italy
The Disney Channel Spain
ESPN INC. International Ventures
Sportsvision of Australia (25%)
ESPN Brazil (50%)
ESPN STAR (50%) - sports programming throughout Asia
Net STAR (33%) owners of The Sports Network of Canada
Other International Ventures
(all with minority ownership)

Tele-Munchen - German television production and distribution
RTL-2 - German television production and distribution
Hamster Productions - French television production
TV Sport of France
Tesauro of Spain
Scandinavian Broadcasting System
Japan Sports Channel
Television Production and Distribution

Buena Vista Television
Touchstone Television
Walt Disney Television
Walt Disney Television Animation (has three wholly owned production facilities outside the United States - Japan, Australia, Canada)
Disney - Movie Production and Distribution

Walt Disney Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
Hollywood Pictures
Caravan Pictures
Miramax Films
Buena Vista Home Video
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista International
Disney - Financial and Retail


Sid R. Bass (partial interest - crude petroleum and natural gas production)

The Disney Store - retail stores carrying related Disney merchandise. Total number of world-wide stores as of April - 660. Locations outside United States include Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific, Latin America.
Disney - Multimedia

Buena Vista Internet Group

ABC Internet Group
Mr. Showbiz
Disney Online (web sites and content)
Disney's Daily Blast
ESPN Internet Group
Soccernet.com (60%)
Go Network
Infoseek (43%)
Toysmart.com (majority stake - educational toys)

Disney Interactive (develops/markets computer software, video games, CD-ROMs)

Disney - Music

Buena Vista Music Group
Hollywood Records ( popular music and soundtracks for motion pictures)
Lyric Street Records (Nashville based country music label)
Mammoth Records (popular and alternative music label)
Walt Disney Records
Disney - Theater and Sports

Theatrical Productions

Walt Disney Theatrical Productions (productions include stage version of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, King David)
Professional Sports Franchises

Anaheim Sports, Inc.
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (National Hockey League)
Anaheim Angels (25% general partner ownership - Major League Baseball)
Theme Parks & Resorts

Disneyland - Anaheim, CA
Disney -MGM Studios
Disneyland Paris
Disney Regional Entertainment (entertainment and theme dining in metro areas)
Disneyland Resort
Disney Vacation Club
Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland (partial ownership)
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney - MGM Studios
Walt Disnery World Sports Complex (golf course, auto racing track and basball complex)
Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Institute

05-15-2001, 10:17 AM
I thought Disney had a piece of Animal Planet too, but can't find it listed in the annual report.