Disney/ABC Television Group

Location: Burbank, CA

Founded: 1995

Website: http://abc.go.com/

Disney/ABC Television Group is a division of The Walt Disney Group and manages all entertainment and news television properties within the company, as well as the Radio Disney Network and Hyperion Publishing.


Notable Products

  • ABC Network
  • ABC News
  • Disney Channel
  • ABC Family
  • ABC Owned Television Stations Group
  • SOAPnet

What to Expect

Formerly known as Buena Vista Television Communications, the division was renamed in 2002 after the purchase of ABC. Today, the global news and entertainment television group is headquartered in Burbank, Calif., with additional major operations in New York and across the United States and Canada. The Disney/ABC Television Group conducts original production, programming, and television distribution for The Walt Disney Company and ABC networks.

ABC Television Network delivers broadcast programming to more than 220 ABC affiliate stations across the country. Among the entities under this banner are ABC News, ABC Daytime, and ABC Kids. Additionally, the division owns several local television stations, including WABC-TV in New York and KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Within the ABC Entertainment Group, ABC Entertainment is responsible for all network entertainment programming for ABC’s primetime and late-night lineup. ABC Studios develops and produces the primetime and late-night content, while Times Square Studios is concerned with daytime and syndication programming. ABC Family combines production of original television and movies with licensed material. The cable channel’s content reaches more than 97 million homes. Additional operations of Disney/ABC Television Group include numerous Web destinations, including the Radio Disney Network, Hyperion Publishing, and Disney Animation TV.

Numerous career areas exist within the Disney/ABC Television Group; some of these include broadcasting/technical operations, production and programming, animation, creative arts, promotions and marketing, digital media, and information technology. Interested applicants can review the wide range of employment opportunities by visiting the official career portal. Paid internships are available for undergraduate students, including those in production. Candidates must be actively enrolled in an accredited college program. While not all programs have a GPA requirement, preference is typically given to those with at least a 3.0 on a four-point scale. A limited number of internships are available for recent graduates.

As an employee of The Walt Disney Company, Disney/ABC Television Group staff members are eligible for a number of perks, which include free admission to Disney theme parks, education reimbursement, special previews of upcoming theatrical releases, and more.

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