Walt Disney Television

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Walt Disney Television
IndustryBroadcast and cable television
Mass media
PredecessorAmerican Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres
FoundedMarch 18, 1985; 36 years ago (1985-03-18)
Area served
Key people
  • Peter Rice (Chairman)
  • Dana Walden (Chairman, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment)
  • Craig Hunegs (President, Disney Television Studios)
Number of employees
7,000+ (2016)
ParentDisney Media Networks
DivisionsABC News
ABC Owned Television Stations
Websitewww.disneyabctv.com Edit this on Wikidata
Footnotes / references

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. "About - Leadership, Management Team : Media Networks". The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. 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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