Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution

business segment of The Walt Disney Company

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Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution
PredecessorWalt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International
Disney Media Networks
FoundedOctober 12, 2020; 12 months ago (2020-10-12)
HeadquartersWalt Disney Studios, ,
Area served
Key people
BrandsDisney+, ESPN+, Hulu, Hotstar, Star+, Disney XD, Movies Anywhere
ServicesFilm distribution, film promotion, music recording, music publishing, over-the-top streaming
ParentThe Walt Disney Company

Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is one of The Walt Disney Company's five major business segments. It was formed on October 12, 2020 as part of Disney's media and entertainment structure reorganization and consists of Disney's streaming services, its advertising sales division, and its linear and syndicated television networks. It is focused on the strategic monetisation of titles from Disney's three content groups: Studios, General Entertainment, and ESPN & Sports.[1][2]


Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution was formed as part of The Walt Disney Company's media and entertainment structural reorganization, which took place October 12, 2020 and made primarily due to the success of Disney's streaming services, mainly Disney+.[1] Kareem Daniel was named as the chairman for the new segment. As part of this reorganization, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International (as well as Disney Media Networks) was dissolved and two business segments were created in its place: Disney International Operations, focused on Disney's international subsidiaries, and Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, focused on said streaming services, its advertising divisions, and Disney's linear and syndicated television networks.



Ad Sales

  • Disney Advertising Sales
    • Disney Creative Works

Digital Products


Platform Distribution


See also


  1. ^ a b The Walt Disney Company (October 12, 2020). "The Walt Disney Company Announces Strategic Reorganization of Its Media and Entertainment Businesses". Business Wire. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  2. ^ Pallotta, Frank (October 12, 2020). "Disney to overhaul its entertainment business with focus on streaming". CNN Business. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Hayes, Dade (May 18, 2020). "Disney's Rebecca Campbell Caps Remarkable Rise From Stations To Top Streaming Role". Deadline. Retrieved February 7, 2021.

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