Walt Disney Restructures to Focus on Streaming Services 

Walt Disney Restructures to Focus on Streaming Services 

The Walt Disney Company is reorganizing its media and entertainment businesses to focus on streaming and direct-to-consumer offerings.

“Given the incredible success of Disney+ and our plans to accelerate our direct-to-consumer business, we are strategically positioning our Company to more effectively support our growth strategy and increase shareholder value,” said CEO Bob Chapek in an announcement Monday.

The revised structure will include a new media and entertainment distribution group that handles all content Disney produces.

The company will organize its holdings into three media and entertainment content groups – Studios, General Entertainment and Sports. 

Studios will include Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and other theatrical and TV content for theaters and streaming services; General Entertainment handles series and long-form content on streaming services and TV networks (Fox; ABC News, Disney channels), and Sports will focus on ESPN and ABC programming.