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Disney Television Studios
IndustryTelevision Production
PredecessorWalt Disney Television (original)
FoundedMay 15, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-05-15)
OwnerDisney General Entertainment Content
(The Walt Disney Company)
ParentWalt Disney Television
Footnotes / references

Disney Television Studios is the American entertainment division of Walt Disney Television, which is owned and operated by the General Entertainment Content unit of The Walt Disney Company. It was established in May 15, 2019[5][6] as the successor to the original iteration of Walt Disney Television following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

The division's current assets includes ABC Signature, 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, Searchlight Television in conjunction with Searchlight Pictures; and the newly-formed Walt Disney Television Alternative unit.


Disney Television Studios was established after The Walt Disney Company completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019.





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