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500 South Buena Vista Street

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Phone: 818-560-1000


e television networks in India. UTV Action and UTV Movies are movie channels that offer Hollywood movies dubbed in Hindi, Bollywood movies and other local regional language movies dubbed in Hindi. Bindass is a youth entertainment channel and Bindass Play is a music channel. A&E Television Networks (A&E) A&E is a joint venture owned 50% by the company and 50% by the Hearst Corporation. A&E operates various cable networks, including A&E, which offers entertainment programming including original reality and scripted series; HISTORY, which offers original non-fiction series and event-driven specials; lifetime, which is devoted to female-focused programming; LMN, which is a 24-hour movie channel; H2, which focuses on the culture and history of countries throughout the world from a local perspective; FYI, which offers contemporary lifestyle programming; and lifetime real women, which is a 24-hour cable network with programming focusing on women. In 2015, A&E acquired a 9% ownership interest in Vice Media (Vice) in exchange for a 49.9% interest in H2, which would be rebranded with Vice content. Vice is a media company targeting a millennial audience through edgy news, pop culture content and creative brand integration. Internationally, A&E programming is available in approximately 150 countries. Broadcasting The company’s broadcasting business includes a domestic broadcast network, television production and distribution operations, and eight owned domestic television stations. The company also has a 33% interest in Hulu, a venture that acquires and produces film and television content and distributes it on the Internet, and a 50% effective interest in Fusion Media Networks LLC (Fusion), a news, pop culture and lifestyle television and digital network targeted at millennials. Domestic Broadcast Television Network The company operates the ABC Television Network (ABC), which as of October 3, 2015, had affiliation agreements with 242 local television stations reaching almost 100% of all U.S. television households. ABC broadcasts programs in the following dayparts: primetime, daytime, late night, news, and sports. ABC produces its own programs and also acquires programming rights from third parties, as well as entities that are owned by or affiliated with the company. ABC derives the majority of its revenues from ad sales. 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 for time on network broadcasts. ABC also receives fees for its broadcast feed from affiliated television stations. WatchABC delivers local ABC TV stations’ linear feed, as well as access to on-demand episodes of certain ABC programming on computers and mobile and other connected devices to authenticated MVPD subscribers. Non-subscribers have a more limited access to on-demand episodes. ABC.com provides online extensions to ABC programming, including episodes and clips. ABCNews.com provides in-depth worldwide news coverage online and video-on-demand news reports from ABC News broadcasts. ABC News also has an agreement to provide news content to Yahoo! News. Television Production The company produces the majority of its original live-action television programming under the ABC Studios label. Program development is carried out in collaboration with independent writers, producers and creative teams, with a focus on one-hour dramas and half-hour comedies, primarily for primetime broadcasts. Primetime programming produced either for the company’s networks or for third parties for the 2015/2016 television season includes 12 returning and 8 new 1 hour dramas and 5 new and 2 returning half-hour comedies. Additionally, ABC Studios and Marvel are producing three drama series for Netflix. The company also produces the late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, various primetime specials for network television, as well as syndicated, news and daytime programming. Television Distribution The company distributes its productions in television markets worldwide, to SVOD servic


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