The Walt Disney Company, popularly known as Disney, along with its subsidiaries and affiliates is the second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue.
Founded in October 1923, it operated under the names ‘The Walt Disney Studio’ and ‘Walt Disney Productions’ before taking its current name. It has a well-diversified portfolio of businesses consisting of media networks, parks and resorts, consumer products and interactive media, and studio entertainment.
Studio entertainment, which includes animation, music and theatrical groups along with Marvel, is the strong foundation on which the company was built. Media Networks is functional in broadcast, radio, cable, publishing and digital businesses across Disney Television and ESPN Inc. divisions.
Parks and resorts is operational in family travel and leisure experiences globally, Disneyland across geography being a star performer of this business. Consumer Products and Interactive Media innovatively brings the products to life by the virtue of physical products and leveraging various digital channels as well. The Walt Disney Company is global in true sense having operations in more than 40 countries. Various important operating geographies include Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. The Walt Disney Company’s strong focus on values like creativity and innovation and optimal use of technology have been key growth drivers over the years.