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Cable Networks
   31.6 % of total Revenue
Broadcasting
   12.43 % of total Revenue
Media Networks
   44.03 % of total Revenue
Parks & Resorts
   31.53 % of total Revenue
Studio Entertainment
   15.57 % of total Revenue
Consumer Products
   7.28 % of total Revenue
Interactive Media
   1.59 % of total Revenue
Interactive Media Game sales
   1.19 % of total Revenue
Interactive Media Advertising
   0.4 % of total Revenue
Media Networks Affiliate Fees
   22.65 % of total Revenue
Media Networks Advertising
   16.08 % of total Revenue
 

Business Segments (June 30. 2015)
Revenues
(in millions $)
III. Quarter
%
(of total Revenues)
(June 30. 2015)
Income
(in millions $)
III. Quarter
%
(Profit Margin)
Cable Networks
4,140.00 31.6 % 0.00 -
Broadcasting
1,628.00 12.43 % 0.00 -
Media Networks
5,768.00 44.03 % 2,378.00 41.23 %
Parks & Resorts
4,131.00 31.53 % 922.00 22.32 %
Studio Entertainment
2,040.00 15.57 % 472.00 23.14 %
Consumer Products
954.00 7.28 % 348.00 36.48 %
Interactive Media
208.00 1.59 % 0.00 -
Interactive Media Game sales
156.00 1.19 % 0.00 -
Interactive Media Advertising
52.00 0.4 % 0.00 -
Media Networks Affiliate Fees
2,967.00 22.65 % 0.00 -
Media Networks Advertising
2,107.00 16.08 % 0.00 -
Total
13,101.00 100 % 4,120.00 31.45 %

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Growth rates by Segment (June 30. 2015)
Y/Y Revenue
%
III. Quarter
Q/Q Revenue
%
(June 30. 2015)
Y/Y Income
%
III. Quarter
Q/Q Income
%
Cable Networks
5.02 % 2.73 % - -
Broadcasting
3.76 % -8.54 % - -
Media Networks
4.66 % -0.72 % 3.57 % 13.18 %
Parks & Resorts
3.79 % 9.87 % 8.73 % 62.9 %
Studio Entertainment
12.89 % 21.07 % 14.84 % 10.54 %
Consumer Products
5.76 % -1.75 % 27.47 % -3.87 %
Interactive Media
-21.8 % -11.49 % - -
Interactive Media Game sales
-23.53 % -16.58 % - -
Interactive Media Advertising
-16.13 % 8.33 % - -
Media Networks Affiliate Fees
4.29 % -2.14 % - -
Media Networks Advertising
-1.63 % 7.06 % - -
Total
5.09 % 5.14 % 7.63 % 19.21 %

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Business Segments Description



MEDIA NETWORKS
The Media Networks segment includes broadcast and cable television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations.
The businesses in the Media Networks segment generate revenue from fees charged to cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers (Multi-channel Video Programming Distributors or MVPDs) and television stations affiliated with our domestic broadcast television network, from the sale to advertisers of time in programs for commercial announcements and from other sources such as the sale and distribution of television programming. Significant operating expenses include programming and production costs, technical support costs, distribution costs and operating labor.

Cable Networks
Our cable networks include ESPN, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet. We also operate the UTV/Bindass networks in India. The cable networks group produces its own programs or acquires rights from third-parties to air programs on our networks. The Company also has interests in joint ventures that operate cable and broadcast programming services and are accounted for under the equity method of accounting.
Cable networks derive a majority of their revenues from fees charged to MVPDs for the right to deliver our programming to their customers and, for certain networks (primarily ESPN and ABC Family), the sale to advertisers of time in network programs for commercial announcements. Generally, the Company’s cable networks operate under multi-year agreements with MVPDs that include contractually determined fees. The amounts that we can charge to MVPDs for our cable network services are largely dependent on the competitive market and the quality and quantity of programming that we can provide. The ability to sell time for commercial announcements and the rates received are primarily dependent on the size and nature of the audience that the network can deliver to the advertiser as well as overall advertiser demand. We also sell programming developed by our cable networks worldwide in pay and syndication television markets, in DVD and Blu-ray format and also online.

ESPN
ESPN is a multimedia, multinational sports entertainment company that operates seven 24-hour domestic television sports networks: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes (a Spanish language network), ESPNU (a network devoted to college sports) and the regionally focused Longhorn Network (a network dedicated to The University of Texas athletics). ESPN also operates five high-definition television simulcast services: ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPNEWS HD, ESPNU HD and ESPN Deportes HD. ESPN programs the sports schedule on the ABC Television Network, which is branded ESPN on ABC. ESPN owns 16 international sports networks reaching households in 62 countries and territories in four languages. In addition, ESPN holds a 30% equity interest in CTV Specialty Television, Inc., which owns television networks in Canada, including The Sports Network, The Sports Network 2, Le Réseau des Sports, ESPN Classic Canada, the NHL Network and Discovery Canada. ESPN owned a 50% equity interest in ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), a joint venture, which distributes sports programming throughout most of Asia. ESPN sold its interest in ESS to the joint venture partner in November 2012.

ESPN also operates:

ESPN.com – which delivers comprehensive sports news, information and video each month through its national hub and six local sites – ESPNBoston.com, ESPNChicago.com, ESPNDallas.com, ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com, ESPNLosAngeles.com and ESPNNewYork.com

ESPN3 – which is a broadband service available to over 85 million subscribers that delivers more than 4,800 live events annually

ESPN Mobile Properties – which delivers content, including live game coverage, alerts and highlights, to mobile devices

WatchESPN – which delivers ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 content online or through mobile devices. These linear channel feeds are available to consumers who have subscriptions to select MVPDs

ESPN Regional Television – which is a syndicator of collegiate sports programming

The ESPN Radio Network – which distributes regularly scheduled programming and is one of the largest sports radio networks in the U.S. ESPN Radio network programming is carried on more than 450 stations including four ESPN owned stations in New York, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles

ESPN The Magazine – which is a bi-weekly sports magazine

ESPN Enterprises – which develops branded licensing opportunities

espnW – which provides an online destination for female sports fans and athletes
Disney Channels Worldwide
Disney Channels Worldwide includes over 100 channels available in 34 languages and 166 countries/territories. Branded channels include Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama and DLife. Disney Channels Worldwide also operates Radio Disney and has content available through subscription and video-on-demand services and online through our websites: DisneyChannel.com, DisneyXD.com, DisneyJunior.com and RadioDisney.com. Programming for these networks includes internally developed and acquired programming.

Disney Channel - Disney Channel is a 24-hour cable network airing original series and movie programming targeted to children ages 6 to 14 and families. Disney Channel develops and produces shows for exhibition on its network, including live-action comedy series, animated programming and preschool series as well as original movies. Live-action comedy series include A.N.T. Farm, Austin & Ally, Good Luck Charlie, Dog with a Blog, Jessie, Shake It Up and Liv & Maddie. Disney Channel also airs the animated programs, Fish Hooks, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb and Wander over Yonder. Original animated series for preschoolers include Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the First. Disney Channel also airs programming and content from Disney’s theatrical film and television programming library.

Disney Junior - Disney Junior is a 24-hour cable network that airs programming for children ages 2 to 7 and their parents and caregivers, featuring animated and live-action programming that blends Disney’s storytelling and characters with learning. Programming focuses on early math and language skills, healthy eating and social skills. In fiscal 2012, we began the conversion of one of our domestic cable networks, SOAPnet, to Disney Junior and most MVPDs that carried SOAPnet have transitioned to carrying the Disney Junior network. We expect that the conversion will be completed early in fiscal 2014. Disney Junior also airs as a programming block on the Disney Channel in the U.S. and other owned and third-party channels outside of the United States. Original animated series include Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Henry Hugglemonster.

Disney XD - Disney XD is a 24-hour cable channel airing a mix of live-action and animated original programming for kids ages 6 to 14. Programming includes live-action series Crash & Bernstein, Kickin’ It, Kid vs. Kat and Lab Rats and animated series Phineas and Ferb, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider Man and Zeke and Luther.

We also have Disney XD channels in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
WatchDisneyChannel.com, WatchDisneyJunior.com and WatchDisneyXD.com launched in the U.S. in 2012 and provide a way for subscribers of MVPDs to watch the live channel feed through a computer or mobile device. Other Disney Channel content is also available without a MVPD subscription.

Disney Cinemagic - Disney Cinemagic is a premium subscription service available in certain countries in Europe that shows Disney movies, classic and newer Disney cartoons and shorts as well as animated television series.

Hungama - Hungama is a kids general entertainment cable network in India, which features a mix of anime, Hindi-language series and game shows.
Radio Disney - Radio Disney is a 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families, which is available on 24 domestic terrestrial radio stations, RadioDisney.com, TuneIn Radio app, TuneIn.com/RadioDisney, SiriusXM, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone, iPad and Android apps and the Radio Disney Facebook page. Radio Disney is also available throughout Latin America on two owned terrestrial stations and through licensing agreements with third-party radio stations.

Seven TV - During fiscal 2012, the Company acquired a 49% ownership interest in Seven TV network from UTH Russia Limited for $300 million. The Seven TV network has been converted to an advertising-supported, free-to-air Disney Channel in Russia. (See Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.) The Company’s share of the financial results of Seven TV is reported as “Equity in the income of investees” in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Income.
Das Vierte - In December 2012, the Company acquired Das Vierte, an advertising-supported channel in Germany. The Company plans to convert this channel to a free-to-air Disney Channel in early 2014.

ABC Family
ABC Family is a U.S. television programming service that targets viewers in the 14 to 34 age demographic. ABC Family produces original live-action programming including the returning series Switched at Birth, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy as well as the new original series The Fosters and Twisted. ABC Family also acquires programming from third parties including the returning series Pretty Little Liars and the new series Ravenswood. Additionally, ABC Family airs content from our owned theatrical film library and features branded holiday programming events such as “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas”.
ABCFamily.com provides online access to full-length episodes of ABC Family programming through personal computers. The ABC Family app provides full-length episodes of ABC Family programming to mobile devices. ABCFamily.com also provides online extensions to ABC Family programming such as Pretty Dirty Secrets, which is an extension of Pretty Little Liars.

SOAPnet
SOAPnet offers same-day episodes of daytime dramas and classic episodes of daytime dramas and primetime series. Programming includes daytime dramas such as Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless and classic episodes from series such as All My Children, One Life to Live, The O.C., One Tree Hill, Beverly Hills 90210, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars and Brothers & Sisters. In fiscal 2012, we began the conversion of SOAPnet to Disney Junior, and most MVPDs that carried SOAPnet have transitioned to carrying the Disney Junior network. We expect that the conversion will be completed early in fiscal 2014.

UTV Networks
In India, we operate the Bindass, UTV World Movies, UTV Action, UTV Movies and UTV Stars cable television channels. During fiscal 2012, the Company increased its ownership in UTV from 50% to 99%. (See Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.)

AETN
The A&E Television Networks (AETN), a joint venture owned 50% by the Company and 50% by the Hearst Corporation, operates a variety of cable programming services including A&E, HISTORY, BIO, H2, Lifetime, LMN and Lifetime Real Women. A&E offers entertainment programming including reality series, original movies, dramatic series and justice shows. HISTORY offers original non-fiction series and event-driven specials. BIO offers original series about prominent people and their lives, including the “Biography” series. H2 focuses on the culture and history of various countries throughout the world from the perspective of locals. Lifetime Television is devoted to women’s lifestyle programming. LMN is a 24-hour movie channel. Lifetime Real Women is a 24-hour cable network with programming focusing on women. Internationally, AETN programming is available in over 150 countries.

Broadcasting
Our broadcasting business includes a domestic broadcast network, television production and distribution operations and 8 owned domestic television stations. The Company also has an interest in Hulu LLC (Hulu), a joint venture that distributes film and television content on the internet.
Domestic Broadcast Television Network
The Company operates the ABC Television Network (ABC), which as of September 28, 2013, had affiliation agreements with 239 local television stations reaching 99% of all U.S. television households. ABC broadcasts programs in the following “dayparts”: primetime, daytime, late night, news and sports.

ABC.com is the official website of ABC and provides access to full-length episodes of ABC shows online. The Watch ABC app provides subscribers of participating MVPDs access to the participating local ABC TV linear feed along with full-length episodes of ABC programming on mobile devices. Non-subscribers have access to a more limited range of programming and do not get access to the linear feed. ABCNews.com provides in-depth worldwide news coverage online and video-on-demand news reports from ABC News broadcasts. In fiscal 2011, ABC News entered into an agreement to provide news content to Yahoo! News.

Domestic Television Stations
The Company owns eight television stations, six of which are located in the top-ten markets in the U.S. The television stations derive the majority of their revenues from the sale to advertisers of time in station programming for commercial announcements. The stations also receive retransmission fees from MVPDs for the right to deliver our programming to their customers. All of our television stations are affiliated with ABC and collectively reach 23% of the nation’s television households. Each owned station broadcasts three digital channels: the first consists of local, ABC and syndicated programming; the second is the Live Well Network in standard definition; and the third is the Live Well Network in high definition.
The Live Well Network provides programming focusing on lifestyle topics such as interior design, healthy cooking and outdoor activities. The Live Well Network is available to 69% of the nation’s households through our owned stations and affiliates.
Details for the stations we own are as follows:

PARKS AND RESORTS
The Company owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, the Disney Vacation Club, the Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney. The Company manages and has effective ownership interests of 51% in Disneyland Paris, 48% in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and 43% in Shanghai Disney Resort, each of which is consolidated in our financial statements. The Company also licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The Company’s Walt Disney Imagineering unit designs and develops new theme park concepts and attractions as well as resort properties.

Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort is located 22 miles southwest of Orlando, Florida, on approximately 25,000 acres of owned land. The resort includes theme parks (the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); hotels; vacation club properties; a retail, dining and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; golf courses; water parks; and other recreational facilities designed to attract visitors for an extended stay.
The Walt Disney World Resort is marketed through a variety of international, national and local advertising and promotional activities. A number of attractions and restaurants in each of the theme parks are sponsored by other corporations through long-term agreements.

Magic Kingdom — The Magic Kingdom, which opened in 1971, consists of six themed lands: Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Main Street USA and Tomorrowland. Each land provides a unique guest experience featuring themed rides and attractions, live Disney character interactions, restaurants, refreshment areas and merchandise shops. Additionally, there are daily parades and a nighttime fireworks extravaganza, Wishes. The Company is currently in a multi-year expansion of Fantasyland that includes new themed areas and attractions that will nearly double the size of the land once the project is completed in 2014.

Epcot — Epcot, which opened in 1982, consists of two major themed areas: Future World and World Showcase. Future World dramatizes certain historical developments and addresses the challenges facing the world today through pavilions devoted to showcasing science and technology improvements, communication, energy, transportation, use of imagination, nature and food production, the ocean environment and space. World Showcase presents a community of nations focusing on the culture, traditions and accomplishments of people around the world. Countries represented with pavilions include Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Both areas feature themed rides and attractions, restaurants and merchandise shops. Epcot also features Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, a nighttime entertainment spectacular.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which opened in 1989, consists of four themed areas: Animation Courtyard, Backlot, Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. The four areas provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action through various shows and attractions and offer themed food service and merchandise facilities. The park also features Fantasmic!, a nighttime entertainment spectacular.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened in 1998, consists of a 145-foot Tree of Life centerpiece surrounded by six themed areas: Africa, Asia, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Dinoland U.S.A., Discovery Island and Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Each themed area contains attractions, entertainment shows, restaurants and merchandise shops. The park features more than 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and 3,000 varieties of trees and plants. In September 2011, the Company announced an agreement with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment for the exclusive global theme park rights to create themed lands based on the AVATAR franchise with the first land planned for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Scheduled to open in 2017, the AVATAR-inspired land will be a part of an expansion in Disney's Animal Kingdom, which will include new entertainment and nighttime experiences.

Hotels and Other Resort Facilities — As of September 28, 2013, the Company owned and operated 18 resort hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort, with a total of approximately 24,000 rooms and 3,010 vacation club units. Resort facilities include 468,000 square feet of conference meeting space and Disney’s Fort Wilderness camping and recreational area, which offers approximately 800 campsites.

The Walt Disney World Resort also hosts a 120-acre retail, dining and entertainment complex known as Downtown Disney. Downtown Disney is home to Cirque du Soleil, DisneyQuest, the House of Blues and the 51,000-square-foot World of Disney retail store featuring Disney-branded merchandise. A number of the Downtown Disney facilities are operated by third parties that pay rent to the Company. In 2013, the Company announced a three-year expansion to transform Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, which will provide visitors with more shopping, dining and entertainment options.
ESPN Wide World of Sports, which opened in 1997, is a 230-acre sports complex that hosts professional caliber training and competitions, festival and tournament events and interactive sports activities. The complex, which welcomes over 200 amateur and professional events each year, accommodates multiple sporting events, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis and track and field. Its stadium, which has a seating capacity of approximately 9,500, is the spring training site for

MLB’s Atlanta Braves.
In the Downtown Disney Resort area, seven independently-operated hotels are situated on property leased from the Company. These hotels include approximately 3,700 rooms. Additionally, the Walt Disney World Swan and the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotels, which have approximately 2,300 total rooms, are independently operated on property leased from the Company near Epcot.

Other recreational amenities and activities available at the Walt Disney World Resort include three championship golf courses, miniature golf courses, full-service spas, tennis, sailing, water skiing, swimming, horseback riding and a number of other noncompetitive sports and leisure time activities. The resort also includes two water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Disneyland Resort
The Company owns 461 acres and has the rights under long-term lease for use of an additional 49 acres of land in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Resort includes two theme parks (Disneyland and Disney California Adventure), three hotels and Downtown Disney, a retail, dining and entertainment complex designed to attract visitors for an extended stay.
The Disneyland Resort is marketed as a destination through international, national and local advertising and promotional activities. A number of the attractions and restaurants at the theme parks are sponsored by other corporations through long-term agreements.

Disneyland — Disneyland, which opened in 1955, consists of eight principal areas: Adventureland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street USA, Mickey’s Toontown, New Orleans Square and Tomorrowland. These areas feature themed rides and attractions, shows, restaurants, merchandise shops and refreshment stands. Additionally, Disneyland offers daily parades and a nighttime entertainment spectacular, Fantasmic!.
Disney California Adventure — Disney California Adventure, which opened in 2001, is adjacent to Disneyland and includes eight principal areas: Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, Pacific Wharf, Paradise Pier and “a bug’s land”. These areas include rides, attractions, shows, restaurants, merchandise shops and refreshment stands. Additionally, Disney California Adventure offers a nighttime water spectacular, World of Color.
Hotels and Other Resort Facilities — Disneyland Resort includes three Company-owned and operated hotels with a total of approximately 2,400 rooms, 50 vacation club units and 180,000 square feet of conference meeting space.
Downtown Disney, a themed 15-acre outdoor complex of entertainment, dining and shopping venues, is located adjacent to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. A number of the Downtown Disney facilities are operated by third parties that pay rent to the Company.

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
In August 2011 the Company opened its first mixed-use family resort outside of its theme park developments on a 21-acre oceanfront property on Oahu, Hawaii. Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa features 359 hotel rooms, an 18,000 square foot spa and 12,000 square feet of conference meeting space. The resort also has a 481 unit Disney Vacation Club facility.

Disneyland Paris
The Company has a 51% effective ownership interest in Disneyland Paris, a 5,510-acre development located in Marne-la-Vallée, approximately 20 miles east of Paris, France, which has been developed pursuant to a master agreement with French governmental authorities. The Company manages and has a 40% equity interest in Euro Disney S.C.A., a publicly-traded French entity that is the holding company for Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the primary operating company of Disneyland Paris. Euro Disney S.C.A. and its subsidiaries operate Disneyland Paris, which includes two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park); seven themed hotels; two convention centers; a shopping, dining and entertainment complex; and a 27-hole golf facility. Of the 5,510 acres comprising the site, approximately half have been developed to date, including the Val d’Europe development discussed below. An indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company is responsible for managing Disneyland Paris. Euro Disney S.C.A. is required to pay royalties and management fees to the Company based on the operating performance of the resort.

Disneyland Park — Disneyland Park, which opened in 1992, consists of five principal themed areas: Adventureland, Discoveryland, Fantasyland, Frontierland and Main Street. These areas include themed rides, attractions, shows, restaurants, merchandise shops and refreshment stands. Disneyland Park also features a daily parade and a nighttime entertainment spectacular, Disney Dreams!.

Walt Disney Studios Park — Walt Disney Studios Park opened in March 2002 adjacent to Disneyland Park. The park takes guests into the worlds of cinema, animation and television and includes four principal themed areas: Backlot, Front Lot, Production Courtyard and Toon Studios. These areas each include themed rides, attractions, shows, restaurants, merchandise shops and refreshment stands. In fiscal 2013, Euro Disney S.C.A. announced a new attraction based on the DisneyŸPixar movie Ratatouille, scheduled to open in Walt Disney Studios Park in 2014.
Hotels and Other Facilities — Disneyland Paris operates seven resort hotels, with a total of approximately 5,800 rooms and 250,000 square feet of conference meeting space. In addition, several on-site hotels that are owned and operated by third parties provide approximately 2,400 rooms.

Disneyland Paris also includes Disney Village, a retail, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 500,000 square feet, located between the theme parks and the hotels. A number of the Disney Village facilities are operated by third parties that pay rent to a subsidiary of Euro Disney S.C.A.
Val d’Europe is a planned community that is being developed near Disneyland Paris. The development is being completed in phases that will ultimately include: a regional train station, hotels and a town center, which will consist of a shopping center and office, commercial and residential space. Third parties operate these developments on land leased or purchased from Euro

Disney S.C.A. and its subsidiaries.
In September 2012, the Company provided €1.3 billion of financing to Euro Disney S.C.A, which was used to repay its outstanding third-party bank debt. The repayment eliminated certain financial and operating covenants, notably those related to capital expenditure limitations and the payment of royalties and management fees due to the Company. (See Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.)

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
The Company owns a 48% interest in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort through Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited, an entity in which the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) owns a 52% majority interest. The resort is located on 310 acres on Lantau Island and is in close proximity to the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort includes one theme park and two themed hotels. A separate Hong Kong subsidiary of the Company is responsible for managing Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The Company is entitled to receive royalties and management fees based on the operating performance of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Hong Kong Disneyland – Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005 and consists of seven themed lands and areas: Adventureland, Fantasyland, Grizzly Gulch, Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land and Mystic Point, which opened in May 2013. These areas feature themed rides and attractions, shows, restaurants, merchandise shops and refreshment stands. Additionally, there are daily parades and a nighttime fireworks extravaganza. In October 2013, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announced it will open a new themed area at the park based on Marvel's Iron Man franchise in late 2016.
Hotels – Hong Kong Disneyland Resort includes two themed hotels with a total of 1,000 rooms.

Shanghai Disney Resort
In fiscal 2011, the Company and Shanghai Shendi (Group) Co., Ltd (Shendi) received Chinese central government approval of an agreement to build and operate a Disney resort (Shanghai Disney Resort) in the Pudong district of Shanghai at a planned investment of approximately 29 billion yuan. The Shanghai Disney Resort will be located on roughly 1,000 acres and will include the Shanghai Disneyland theme park; two themed hotels with a total of 1,220 rooms; a retail, dining and entertainment complex; and an outdoor recreational area. Shanghai Disney Resort is currently targeted to open by the end of calendar 2015. The land at

Shanghai Disney Resort has capacity for future expansion.
Construction on the project commenced in April 2011. The resort is owned by a joint venture in which Shendi owns 57% and the Company owns 43%, and the investment amounts will be funded in accordance with each partner’s equity ownership percentage. An additional joint venture management company, in which Disney has a 70% interest and Shendi a 30% interest, is responsible for creating, constructing and operating the resort. The management company will be entitled to receive management fees based on operating performance of the resort. Shanghai Disney Resort will also pay the Company royalties based on resort revenues.

Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort is located on approximately 494 acres of land, six miles east of downtown Tokyo, Japan. The resort includes two theme parks (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea); three Disney-branded hotels; six independently operated hotels; and a retail, dining and entertainment complex.

Tokyo Disneyland — Tokyo Disneyland, which opened in 1983, was the first Disney theme park to open outside the U.S. Tokyo Disneyland consists of seven principal themed areas: Adventureland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Toontown, Westernland and World Bazaar.
Tokyo DisneySea — Tokyo DisneySea, adjacent to Tokyo Disneyland, opened in 2001. The park is divided into seven “ports of call,” including American Waterfront, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Mediterranean Harbor, Mermaid Lagoon, Mysterious Island and Port Discovery.

Hotels and Other Resort Facilities — The resort includes three Disney-branded hotels with a total of more than 1,700 rooms. The resort also includes the Disney Resort Line monorail, which links the theme parks and resort hotels with Ikspiari, a retail, dining and entertainment complex, and Bon Voyage, a Disney-themed merchandise location.
The Company earns royalties on revenues generated by the Tokyo Disney Resort, which is owned and operated by Oriental Land Co., Ltd. (OLC), a Japanese corporation in which the Company has no equity interest. OLC markets the Tokyo Disney Resort through a variety of local, domestic and international advertising and promotional activities.

Disney Vacation Club
The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) offers ownership interests in 12 resort facilities located at the Walt Disney World Resort; Disneyland Resort; Vero Beach, Florida; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and Oahu, Hawaii. Available units at each facility are offered for sale under a vacation ownership plan and are operated as hotel rooms when not occupied by vacation club members. The Company’s vacation club units consist of a mix of units ranging from one bedroom studios to three bedroom villas. Unit counts in this document are presented in terms of two bedroom equivalents. DVC had 3,541 vacation club units as of September 28, 2013. In October 2013, DVC opened an additional 106 units at The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando. In September 2013, the Company announced plans to open a new vacation club property at Disney's Polynesian Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2015.

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line (DCL) is a four-ship vacation cruise line, which operates out of ports in North America and Europe. The Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder are 85,000-ton 877 stateroom ships, which launched in 1998 and 1999, respectively. The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy are 130,000-ton 1,250 stateroom ships, which launched in January 2011 and March 2012, respectively. DCL caters to families, children, teenagers and adults, with distinctly-themed areas and activities for each group. Many cruise vacations include a visit to Disney’s Castaway Cay, a 1,000-acre private Bahamian island.

Adventures by Disney
Adventures by Disney offers all-inclusive guided vacation tour packages predominantly at non-Disney sites around the world. The Company offered 26 different excursion packages during 2013.
Walt Disney Imagineering

 

STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT
The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays.

The businesses in the Studio Entertainment segment generate revenue from the distribution of films in the theatrical, home entertainment and television markets. Significant operating expenses include film cost amortization, which consists of production cost and participations and residuals expense amortization, distribution expenses and costs of sales.
The Company distributes produced and acquired films (including its film and television library) in the theatrical, home entertainment and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Touchstone and Lucasfilm banners. The Company produces and distributes Indian movies worldwide through its UTV banner.

In August 2009, the Company entered into an agreement with DreamWorks Studios (DreamWorks) to distribute live-action motion pictures produced by DreamWorks for seven years under the Touchstone Pictures banner for which the Company receives a distribution fee. Under this agreement, the Company has distributed eight films to date. As part of the agreement, the Company provided financing to DreamWorks, which as of September 28, 2013, totaled $156 million. There is an additional $90 million available to DreamWorks.

Prior to the Company’s acquisition of Marvel in fiscal 2010, Marvel had agreements in place for third-party studios to distribute Marvel produced films including Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Incredible Hulk. Under these arrangements, Marvel incurred the cost to produce the films and pays the third-party studio a distribution fee. In fiscal 2011, prior to their theatrical release, the Company purchased the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from a third-party studio and agreed to pay fees to that studio based on the performance of those films, subject to a minimum guarantee. In fiscal 2013, the Company purchased the remaining distribution rights for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, which have all been released. Going forward, the Company will distribute all Marvel produced films with the exception of The Incredible Hulk.

Also prior to the Company’s acquisition of Marvel, Marvel had licensed the rights to third-party studios to produce and distribute feature films based on certain Marvel properties including Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and X-Men. Under these licensing arrangements, the third-party studio incurs the cost to produce and distribute the films and pays the Company a licensing fee. Generally under these arrangements, Marvel retains the merchandise licensing rights and pays the third-party studio a royalty. During fiscal 2011, the Company purchased Sony Pictures’ participation in Spider-Man merchandising, while at the same time, Sony Pictures purchased the Company's participation in Spider-Man films. This transaction will allow the Company to control and fully benefit from all Spider-Man merchandising activity, while Sony Pictures will continue to produce and distribute Spider-Man films.

The Company holds over a 99% interest in UTV, one of the leading film production studios and film distributors in India. UTV produces and co-produces live-action and animated films.

Prior to the Company’s acquisition, Lucasfilm produced six Star Wars films (Episodes 1 through 6). Lucasfilm retained the rights to consumer products related to all of the films and the rights related to television and electronic distribution formats for all of the films, with the exception of the rights for Episode 4, which are owned by a third-party studio. All of the films are distributed by a third-party studio in the theatrical and home video markets. The theatrical and home video distribution rights for these films revert back to Lucasfilm in May 2020 with the exception of Episode 4, for which these distribution rights are retained in perpetuity by the third-party studio.

Lucasfilm also includes Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, which provide visual and audio effects and other post-production services to the Company and third-party producers.

Disney Music Group
The Disney Music Group includes Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts.

Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records develop, produce, market and distribute recorded music in the U.S. and license our music properties throughout the rest of the world. Walt Disney Records categories include infant, children’s read-along, teen, all-family and soundtracks from film and television properties distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and Disney Channel. Hollywood Records develops musical talent and produces and markets their recordings across a spectrum of music genres.
The Disney Music Group commissions new music for the Company’s motion pictures and television programs, records the songs and licenses the song and recording copyrights to others for printed music, records, audio-visual devices, public performances and digital distribution. Buena Vista Concerts produces live-entertainment events with artists signed to the Disney Music Group record labels.

Disney Music Publishing controls the copyrights of thousands of musical compositions derived from the Company’s motion picture, television and theme park properties as well as musical compositions written by songwriters under exclusive contract. It is responsible for the management, protection and licensing of the Disney song catalog on a worldwide basis.

 

CONSUMER PRODUCTS
The Consumer Products segment engages with licensees, publishers and retailers throughout the world to design, develop, publish, promote and sell a wide variety of products based on the Company's intellectual property through its Merchandise Licensing, Publishing and Retail businesses. In addition to leveraging the Company’s film and television properties, Consumer Products also develops its own intellectual property, which can be used across the Company’s businesses.

The Company markets Disney- and Marvel-themed products through retail stores operated under the Disney Store name and through internet sites in North America (DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com), Western Europe and Japan. Commencing in fiscal 2014, we will also market Lucasfilm themed merchandise. The stores, which are generally located in leading shopping malls and other retail complexes, carry a wide variety of Disney merchandise and promote other businesses of the Company.

INTERACTIVE
The Interactive segment creates and delivers branded entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms. The primary operating businesses of Interactive are Interactive Games, which produces multi-platform games for global distribution, and Interactive Media, which develops branded online services.

Interactive Media
Interactive Media develops, publishes and distributes interactive family content through a portfolio of platforms including Disney.com, Disney on YouTube and Babble.com and develops and publishes apps for moms and families. Interactive Media also provides website maintenance and design for other Company businesses.

   

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