Disney Media Distribution
||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Disney–ABC Television Group. (Discuss) Proposed since September 2012.|
|Headquarters||Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Area served||U.K, Canada, Australia, Germany, and more non-U.S. operations|
|Owner(s)||The Walt Disney Company|
|Parent||Disney-ABC Television Group|
Disney Media Distribution (DMD) is responsible for The Walt Disney Company's branded and non-branded filmed entertainment distribution, now distributing more than 30,000 hours of content to over 1300 broadcasters across 240 territories worldwide.
The television distributor licenses movies from producers including:
The television distributor licenses programming from :
- ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone Television)
- ABC News, along with the Annual Academy Awards
- Disney-ABC Domestic Television
- Walt Disney Television and Disney Television Animation
- It's a Laugh Productions
- Marvel Entertainment (except some TV productions)
DMD currently distributes the DreamWorks live-action library to international television audiences.
The formerly named Buena Vista International Television was rebranded Disney-ABC International Television (DAIT) in September 2007 as part of The Walt Disney Company's larger efforts to focus on the Disney, ABC and ESPN brands. Then in 2011 was renamed Disney Media Distribution (DMD) as part of The Walt Disney Company's expansion of the Disney brand with pay TV channels such as the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior (previously Playhouse Disney), Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, Radio Disney and Video-On-Demand services.
As the largest international distributor of kids TV programming, Disney Media Distribution offers Disney-branded animated and live action series, Disney Channel Original Movies, pre-school and Jetix programming. DAIT also distributes reality and scripted TV formats from ABC and ABC Studios.
Disney Media Distribution is part of Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company, and has regional offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-South America and Canada.
Unlike the former Buena Vista International logos, which were placed (and still remain) on nearly all previous shows (2007-) owned by Disney, DMD's logo is usually not seen at the end of programming distributed by them.
DMD shows owned by other companies in North America
Several shows in the Disney-ABC library are owned by other companies in North America, but by DMD internationally for free-to-air broadcast.
Entertainment One US owned
Zodiak Media Group US owned
CBS Television Distribution US owned
- The Amazing Race (2001-present)
- Combat! (1962-67)
- Criminal Minds (2005-present)
- Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010)
Sesame Workshop US owned
- Sesame Street (1969-present)
As of 2011, Sony Pictures Television has taken over international distribution of Sesame Street.
NBC Universal Television US owned
- It's All Relative (2003-04)