Media Ownership Walt Disney Company

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Mapping Media Ownership

The company that I choose to explore is The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney started the Disney Brothers studio in 1926, after years of working as a cartoonist. I selected this company due to the fact I am a fan of their products and services. Disney produced some of my favorite films like Aladdin, Hook and The Lion King. After I visited their website, I discovered that Disney owns multiple media outlets, in such areas as film, Internet, music, broadcasting, publishing and recreation. According to Disney’s “The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be the one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, service and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world”. The Disney brand is doing exactly what their mission states.
Disney is the parent company for many of societies favorite brands and products on a global scale. After doing research I can honestly say that the Disney brand owns almost every media outlet. According to PBS “The Walt Disney Company is the third largest global media conglomerate. Its FY 2000 revenues topped $25 …show more content…

I reason, the idea of their conglomerate is referable to a monopoly. Disney can actually control every aspect of the creation process to the marketing process of a product. For example, Disney’s most recent film Star Wars was a box office success and part of its success is due to the conglomerate that Disney’s. Everything from airing commercials to promoting products or services on its networks and websites is feasible, in regards to their structural network/conglomerate. The concept of media integration and cross promotion Disney has it down to

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