Disney–ABC Television Group (also known as Disney Television Group) — is the DBA of ABC, Inc. — manages all of The Walt Disney Company's Disney and ABC-branded television properties. The group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment and ABC News divisions), ABC Entertainment, as well as Disney's 50% stake in A+E Networks.
On September 11, 1995, Buena Vista Television Communications was launched. In 1996, Disney/Buena Vista acquired Capital Cities Communications, bringing television network ABC into the Disney fold. In 1998, the name was changed to Buena Vista Television Group. In 2001, Saban, Inc. and News Corporation sold Saban Entertainment and the rest of Fox Family Worldwide, now ABC Family Worldwide, renaming Saban Entertainment to "BVS Entertainment". In 2002, the name changed to Disney–ABC Television Group.
On January 22, 2009, the Disney–ABC Television Group said it would merge ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios into a new unit called ABC Entertainment Group.
International television investments by Disney Enterprises, Inc.
- Super RTL (Germany) through Buena Vista International Television Investments (50%)
- RTL II (Germany) through ABC Cable and International Broadcast Worldwide Holdings (16%)
Radio stations currently owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group
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- ^ ABC Combines TV Network, Production Units, Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2009
- ^ Disney Combines ABC's Programming, Production Units, Bloomberg.com, January 23, 2009