The Walt Disney Company is a diversified global family entertainment and media company. It has operations in media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products.
Starting out as a cartoon studio in the 1920s Disney has today become the global leader in the entertainment industry having operations in more than 40 countries. The company operates over 100 Disney branded television channels, subscribed by more than 1,300 million people, which are broadcast in 34 languages in 164 countries and territories.
Walt Disney also owns some of the most well recognized brands in the world. Its primary cable networks are branded ESPN, Disney, and Freeform. Its latest venture with Disney+ is challenging the likes of Netflix in the content streaming services and is poised to generate a substantial amount of cash for the company.