Walt Disney Logo – The Walt Disney Company ( NYSE : DIS ) (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. , just Disney or Disney Group SA ) is the leading media and entertainment world’s largest. Founded on October 16 of 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy Disney , the passage of time would become one of the most profitable studios Hollywood , is the operator and licensee of theme parks and several television stations and cable networks such as ABC , ESPN and various children’s channels branded Disney . The corporate offices are concentrated mainly in the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of New York from May 6th of 1991 .
The Media Networks division is focused on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the group acquired by Disney in 1996 and operates: Walt Disey Television, ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone Television), ABC Entertainment, Disney-ABC Domestic Television (formerly Buena Vista Television), Disney also manages a group of television channels are restricted to Disney Channel , ABC Family , SOAPnet , and ESPN . Disney also has a presence stake in Lifetime (50%), A & E (37.5%), E! (40%, recently sold to Comcast ), Jetix Europe NV (74%), Teletoon (30.5%) and YTV (15.8%). Disney manages 25% of GMTV company that operates the Breakfast Programmes on ITV in the United Kingdom and 50% of Super RTL in Germany.
Through ABC, Disney also handles 10 local television stations, 2 local radio stations and ESPN Radio , along with Radio Disney . Management had ABC Radio Network sold to other owners and Citadel Broadcasting , Disney shareholders will now handle 57% of Citadel. Disney also operates its subsidiary publications Hyperion , and the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG). Hyperion has recently published books comedians like Steve Martin and bestselling authors like Mitch Albom . WDIG includes the web portal Go.com , Infoseek was a search engine purchased in 1998 and its leading sites Disney.com, ESPN . com, ABC News.com and Movies . com. international level.