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Walt Disney Television
Formerly
  • Capital Cities/ABC Inc. (1985–1996)
  • ABC Group (1996–2004)
  • Disney–ABC Television Group (2004–2019)
Subsidiary
Industry Broadcast and cable television
Mass media
Predecessor American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres
Founded March 18, 1985; 36 years ago (1985-03-18)
Headquarters ,
Area served
Worldwide
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)
Parent Disney Media Networks
Divisions ABC News
ABC Owned Television Stations
Subsidiaries

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

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.

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