The Walt Disney Company India
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|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Key people||Robert A. "Bob" Iger
President & CEO (The Walt Disney Company)
John E. Pepper, Jr.
Chairman (Walt Disney Company)
Senior Vice President & Managing Director (Walt Disney Company India)
|Parent||The Walt Disney Company|
|Divisions||Hungama TV, Disney Channel (India), Disney Junior (India), Disney XD (India), Indiagames, UTV Software Communications|
|Website||Disney India Website|
The Walt Disney Company (India) is a public limited company, which develops and produces motion pictures and videos for children. The company is based in Mumbai, India and operates as a subsidiary of Walt Disney Company
Collaboration with YRF
Disney India collaborated with Yash Raj Films to produce Roadside Romeo. Yash Raj Films (YRF), India’s premier studio, entered into an exclusive agreement with The Walt Disney Studios to create a series of original computer-animated feature films. The collaboration marks the first time that either company has entered into a co-production arrangement to develop films in India.
Collaboration with UTV
Mumbai, 2 August 2012 – The Walt Disney Company India, announced today a restructuring of the company’s digital assets in order to better drive growth in games, video and audio services for mobile, online and interactive TV. The new division — DisneyUTV Digital — will combine the businesses and talent from Disney, UTV and Indiagames. All content and brands from Disney, Marvel, UTV, bindass®, as well as original content and games, will now be developed and managed by DisneyUTV Digital.
The digital division will be spearheaded by Vishal Gondal as Managing Director. Samir Bangara also Managing Director of the division and Vishal will work in collaboration to drive DisneyUTV’s future growth. Both Gondal & Bangara built Indiagames into India’s premier gaming company, earning close to 50% market share in the country.
The DisneyUTV Digital team will manage all mobile, video, audio, broadband, ITV, games and virtual world’s initiatives, with a combined audience reach of over 300 million in India. Previous successes from the Disney and UTV teams in India include several innovative and popular products in the country including "Audio Cinema" (a first of its kind movie-on-your-phone service), "Divya Kathayein" (devotional content on mobile in 7 languages), "Digital Studio" (series of original content developed for the web and mobile), "Sponsored Tweets" ( the Twitter advertising platform ), successful mobile games such as "Aladdin" (India’s leading paid mobile game with over 8.2 million downloads), "DLF IPL Cricket" (the official mobile game for the DLF IPL Franchise), "Cricket Fever" with over 20 million downloads, "Ra.One Genesis" (which saw over 1 million downloads within a week of its launch) and "Club Penguin", the #1 virtual world for children in the country as well.
Disney Publishing Worldwide (India), a division of Walt Disney Company (India), announced a licensing agreement with local publisher Junior Diamond to publish Disney comic books, in both English and Hindi. Featuring Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, the 32-page comic book will be priced at Rs 25. Roshini Bakshi, Regional Director (Disney Consumer Products), said, "Every month, we will print 50,000 copies for each character and launch 2 titles under Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck respectively per month."
Disney, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments:
Media Networks - Walt Disney Television International (India), Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific), ESPN
- Disney Interactive Media Group (formerly Walt Disney Internet Group)
- Disney Online and Disney Interactive Studios
- Studio Entertainment
- Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture International, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Group
- Disney Consumer Products
- Consumer Products, Publishing
- Parks and Resorts
Disney Channel India
Disney Channel India has adopted a 360 degree blanket approach for marketing and promoting its new property amongst its target groups. Disney Channel (India) is also running locally-acquired content such as Shararat and Son Pari and is now also experimenting with Bollywood content to draw in a larger audience.
- Playhouse Disney India
- Disney Channel India
- Hungama TV
- Disney XD (India)
- UTV Software Communications
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