Walt Disney Television

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Walt Disney Television
Formerly
Subsidiary
IndustryBroadcast and cable television
Mass media
PredecessorAmerican Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres
the production company of the same name
FoundedMarch 18, 1985; 37 years ago (1985-03-18)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide, mainly serving United States
Key people
  • Peter Rice (Chairman, DGE)
  • Dana Walden (Chairman, Entertainment, Walt Disney Television)
  • Craig Hunegs (President, Entertainment, Walt Disney Television)
ProductsTelevision channel
Television program
Brands
ServicesTelevision production and distribution
Number of employees
7,000+ (2016)
ParentDisney General Entertainment Content
(The Walt Disney Company)[1]
Divisions
Subsidiaries
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
Footnotes / references
[2][3]

Walt Disney Television is the name of the television production division of Walt Disney Productions (now known as Walt Disney Pictures since 1985).

Walt Disney Television's television productions are broadcast, mostly on Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, Toon Disney, ABC, Disney Cinemagic and other platforms owned by Disney-ABC Television Group.

History[change | change source]

It was started in 1983, as the Walt Disney Pictures Television Division, the name was later shortened to Walt Disney Pictures Television and in 1986 was later shortened to Walt Disney Television in 1988. Until 1983, Disney shows were aired under the banner of the parent company, then named Walt Disney Productions.

References[change | change source]

  1. Low, Elaine (October 12, 2020). "Disney Reorganizes Content and Distribution Units to Bolster Streaming Businesses". Variety. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  2. "About - Leadership, Management Team : Media Networks". The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  3. Guthrie, Marisa (September 14, 2016). "Disney/ABC TV's Ben Sherwood on a 'Star Wars' Series, "Mistakes" in Michael Strahan's 'Live' Exit and Bob Iger's Future". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 29, 2016.

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