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This excerpt taken from the DIS 10-K filed Dec 7, 2005.
      The Internet operations of the Media Networks segment develop, publish and distribute content for online and wireless services intended to appeal to broad consumer interest in sports, news, family and entertainment. Internet Web sites and products include ABC.com, ABCNEWS.com, Disney.com, ESPN.com and Enhanced TV. The Company’s Internet operations derive revenue from a combination of advertising and sponsorships, subscription services and e-commerce.

      ABC.com is the official Web site of the ABC Television Network, while ABCNEWS.com draws on the knowledge and expertise of ABC News correspondents throughout the world. ABC News offers broadband subscriptions to the 24-hour live Internet news channel, ABC News Now, and to video on demand reports from all ABC News broadcasts through ABCNEWS.com and through alliances with AOL Broadband, Comcast, SBC Yahoo and Real Networks. Content from ABC and ABC News is also available on select domestic cellular carrier networks.

      Disney.com is a centralized Disney Web site which integrates many of the Company’s Disney-branded Internet sites including sites for the Disney Channel, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Walt Disney Pictures. Disney Online offers a number of premium broadband services, including Disney Connection and Disney’s Toontown Online, and Disney Mobile Studios produces content which is distributed through mobile carriers and content distributors worldwide. In July 2005, the Walt Disney Internet Group announced plans to develop and launch Disney Mobile, a branded mobile phone service for families.

      ESPN.com delivers comprehensive sports news, information and video to millions of fans each month. ESPN360 is a broadband service that delivers live games, highlights, and inside analysis, among other content features. ESPN also distributes mobile content and is developing a mobile phone service for sports fans. ESPN.com averages 14 million users per month.

      Enhanced TV provides interactive television programming and advertising services during ABC telecasts, such as Monday Night Football.



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