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The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.

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The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.
IndustryMedia conglomerate
Founded 📆1993; 28 years ago (1993) in Hong Kong
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️17-21/F Shell Tower Times Sq 1 Matheson Street,
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
Areas served 🗺️
Key people
  • Uday Shankar (President)
  • Luke Kang (North Asia)
  • Sunjay Gupta (India)
  • Kylie Watson-Wheeler (Australia and New Zealand)
Products 📟 Subscription-based television network and video streaming service
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
Number of employees
ParentWalt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International
SubsidiariesThe Walt Disney Company India[3]
🌐 Websitewww.disney.cn
📇 Address
📞 telephone

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific is one of The Walt Disney Company's international divisions. Is headquartered in Hong Kong.[4][5][6][7] On March 20, 2019 Following Disney's acquisition of the most 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets, Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific and Star India, became a part of Disney and the FNG Asia Pacific was merged with Disney operations in region.[8][9]

The company owns and operates the Asian versions of Disney Channel, Disney XD (known as Marvel HQ in India), Disney Junior, Fox and Fox Sports. The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific also produces content as well with other media companies.[10][11]

List of channels provided[edit]

Current channels[edit]


  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD[12]


  • Fox
  • Fox Crime
  • Fox Action Movies
  • Fox Family Movies
  • Fox Filipino (Philippines)
  • Fox Life
  • Fox Movies
  • Fox Sports (Include Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3)
  • FX

National Geographic[edit]

  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo People
  • Nat Geo Wild


  • BabyTV
  • Channel V


  • Star Chinese Channel
  • Star Chinese Movies
  • Star Chinese Movies Legend
  • Star Gold
  • Star Plus Asia Pacific
  • Star Bharat
  • Star Utsav
  • Star Cricket
  • Star Movies
  • Star World
  • Star Vijay International Asia Pacific

CJ ENM[edit]

  • tvN Asia
  • tvN Movies

Former channels[edit]

  • ESPN Star Sports – a 24-hour sports channel which was the evolution of Prime Sports and one of the five original Star TV channels when it launched on 21 August 1991 as "Prime Sports" and re-launched on 21 August 1993 as "Star Sports". devoted to different sporting events, such as cricket, auto racing, golf, and many more.
  • The History Channel – a 24-hour history and biography channel in India. This channel was relaunched as Fox History and Entertainment in November 2008.
  • Jetix – a 24-hour kids channel, formerly available on Star Select in the Middle East. This channel was terminated on 30 November 2008.
  • MBC ESPN – a 24-hour sports channel it joint venture between ESPN and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
  • ESPN – a 24-hour sports channel with broadcast by ESPN Star Sports (ESS) a joint venture with ESPN International.
  • ESPNews Asia – a 24-hour sports news channel.
  • SBS ESPN – a 24-hour sports channel it joint venture between ESPN and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS).

Corporate governance[edit]

  • Uday Shankar (President)
  • Luke Kang (Country Manager of North Asia)
  • Sunjay Gupta (Country Manager of India)
  • Chafic Najia (Country Manager of Middle East)
  • Kylie Watson-Wheeler (Country Manager of Australia and New Zealand)
  • Prateek Garg (Head of Corporate Development)
  • Jessica Pouleur (VP of Strategy and Business Development)
  • Jannie Poon (SVP of Corporate Affairs and Communications)


  • The Walt Disney Company India
  • Walt Disney Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Walt Disney Greater China
    • The Walt Disney Company (China) Ltd.
    • The Walt Disney Company (Taiwan) Ltd.
  • Disney South Korea
  • The Walt Disney Company (Philippines) Inc.[13]
  • The Walt Disney Co. (South East Asia) Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
  • The Walt Disney Co (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd[14]
  • PT Walt Disney Indonesia[15]
  • The Walt Disney (Thailand) Company Limited[16]
  • The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Ltd

See also[edit]

  • Disney Channels Worldwide
  • Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific


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  2. https://www.screendaily.com/news/disneys-new-asia-team-takes-shape-with-several-fox-execs/5138302.article
  3. https://www.economictimes.com/industry/media/entertainment/walt-disneys-merger-with-star-india-to-cost-350-jobs/amp_articleshow/68384248.cms
  4. "Walt Disney Co Asia Pacific Ltd/The: Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-international-roundup-asia-pacific-region-2
  6. https://hk.kompass.com/c/the-walt-disney-company-asia-pacific-limited/hk034862/
  7. https://www.asianacademycreativeawards.com/en/blog/entry-12
  8. Szalai, Georg; Bond, Paul (March 20, 2019). "Disney Closes $71.3 Billion Fox Deal, Creating Global Content Powerhouse". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  9. Andreeva, Nellie (October 8, 2018). "Disney Unveils Top TV Executive Structure Post Fox Acquisition: Peter Rice, Dana Walden, John Landgraf, Gary Knell Joining". Deadline. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  10. https://deadline.com/2014/07/disney-asia-paul-candland-president-stanley-cheung-china-811491/
  11. https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-international-roundup-asia-pacific-region-2/
  12. "Malaysia to premiere Disney XD". Kidscreen. July 19, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  13. Tayao-Juego, Annelle (December 22, 2017). "PH a happy place for Disney group". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  14. Angelin Yeoh Xin Lin (March 16, 2017). "Disney Malaysia lodges appeal, Censorship Board says it will not budge - Nation | The Star Online". The Star. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  15. Marbun, Julkifli (September 17, 2015). "PT Walt Disney Indonesia never plan to build Disneyland in Bogor | Republika Online". Republika Online. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  16. "THE WALT DISNEY (THAILAND) COMPANY LIMITED Company Profile | D&B Hoovers". www.hoovers.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.

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