The Walt Disney Company CIS

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The Walt Disney Company CIS, LLC
Industry Media conglomerate
Founded 2006
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Area served
CIS (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia)
Key people
Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan
Website The Walt Disney Company CIS

The Walt Disney Company CIS, LLC is one of The Walt Disney Company's international divisions. The Walt Disney Company CIS was founded in April 2006. It is headquartered in Moscow, the capital of Russia.

In 2007, Walt Disney Company CIS and Sony Pictures Russia created the joint venture of Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing CIS.

The company owns and operates Russian versions of Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney. Disney Channel was originally planned to launch in 2009, but a Disney Americas deal with Media-One Holdings was denied by Russian authorities.[1]

The Walt Disney Company CIS produced the film The Book of Masters.

Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan is head of The Walt Disney Company CIS.

The Walt Disney Company CIS planned to make two new films in the summer of 2011.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


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  1. ^ "Walt Disney channel for Russia". Broadband TV News. December 17, 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  2. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (April 29, 2011). "Disney to Begin Production of Two Russian-Language Movies This Summer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Disney and Russia: what next?". Broadband TV News. February 24, 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Disney scraps Russian plans". Broadband TV News. May 8, 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "MTS and Disney Sign Deal to Deliver Digital Content to Russia". Mobile TeleSystems. April 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Disney inks Russian 3D deal". Broadband TV News. December 3, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Disney’s new man in southern EMEA". Broadband TV News. December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  8. ^ Barnes, Brooks (December 16, 2008). "Disney Plans a Channel for Russian TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Disney And CTC Media Conclude Licensing Deal". Animation World Network. April 8, 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  10. ^ "Channel 31 Kazakhstan and Disney Conclude Licensing Deal". CTC Media. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-02.