The Walt Disney Company Argentina

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The Walt Disney Company Argentina S.A.
Sociedad Anónima
Industry Media conglomerate
Founded July 7, 1990[1]
Founders
  • Francisco Irarrazaval[1]
  • Jorge Otamendi[1]
Headquarters Olivos, Argentina[2][3][4][5]
Area served
Argentina
Owner The Walt Disney Company
(operated through The Walt Disney Company Latin America)
Parent Disney Enterprises, Inc.[6][7]
Website www.disneylatino.com

The Walt Disney Company Argentina S.A. is an Argentine media company headquartered in Olivos, Argentina.[2][4][5] It is owned by The Walt Disney Company through Disney Enterprises, Inc.[6][7]

History[edit]

The company was founded on July 7, 1990 by Francisco Javier Irarrazaval Alfonso (then responsible for Disney's consumer products and licenses)[8] and Jorge Otamendi.[1] Disney Argentina was the first subsidiary of Disney in Latin America.[8]

In 2000, Buena Vista Film Productions (Latin America) S.A. partnered with Telefónica Media and Artear to operate Patagonik Film Group (each company with 30% of the capital).[5][9][10]

In 2001, the company took over the operations of Buena Vista Columbia Tristar Films of Argentina S.A., Buena Vista Film Productions (Latin America) S.A. and The Walt Disney Studios (Latin America) S.A.[6]

In 2007, Disney and Artear acquired the shares of Telefónica Media in Patagonia Film Group and later sold those shares to Cinecolor and Pol-ka.[11]

In early 2007, Jamaican businessman Maxim Emile St. Patrick Higgins (Max Higgins) released a project to build a Disney theme park (called Walt Disney Mundo) in the city of San Pedro;[12] however, on October 23, Disney denied his involvement in the project.[13][14][15] Subsequently, Higgins was sued by Disney Argentina for violation of the Trademark Act of Argentina.[16][17] Previously, Higgins had cases in the United Kingdom and the United States for repeated scams.[18] In June 2013, the case was prescribed.[19][20]

In November 2013, some media reported that the National Communications Commission (CNC) had granted Disney Argentina a license to provide telecommunications services (as a phone operator and internet provider),[21][22][23] but it was clarified that the company was registered on the RAMATEL (part of the CNC) to commercialize the video game Disney Infinity.[24]

Assets[edit]

Film production[edit]

TV channels[edit]

As of 2007, the channels Disney Channel and the current Disney XD are commercialized by ESPN Sur S.R.L.[26]

Radio stations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. 1990 2da sección - Archive.org
  2. ^ a b Oficinas centrales de The Walt Disney Company Latin America
  3. ^ Employee Policy Manual - The Walt Disney Company (Page 60)
  4. ^ a b Reglas Oficiales de Pijama Party - DisneyLatino.com
  5. ^ a b c d Con base en la Argentina - La Nación of Argentina
  6. ^ a b c Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia
  7. ^ a b Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación
  8. ^ a b Javier Irarrazaval Alfonso - Camara Chilena Norteamericana de Comercio
  9. ^ Mergers and Acquisitions - Saenz Valiente & Asociados
  10. ^ Telefónica entra en una productora argentina junto a Disney y Clarín - El País of Spain
  11. ^ Cambia de dueños la mayor productora de cine argentino - Cronica of Argentina
  12. ^ Disney, en la Argentina - Infobae
  13. ^ Desmienten que el parque temático en San Pedro sea de Walt Disney Co. - Ámbito Financiero
  14. ^ Walt Disney Co. niega vínculo con proyecto San Pedro - Perfil
  15. ^ ¿Será cierto que habrá un Disney World en San Pedro? - La Razón of Argentina
  16. ^ Falso Disney World de empresario jamaiquino en Argentina termina en justicia - MDZ Online
  17. ^ Disney le puso punto final al falso parque de diversiones - Diario de Cuyo
  18. ^ Detienen a empresario jamaiquino que quería levantar un Disney en San Pedro - La Capital
  19. ^ Usurpación de Marca: Prescribió la Causa y Max Higgins fue Sobreseído - San Pedro Informa
  20. ^ El empresario jamaiquino que anunció un Disney en San Pedro ahora mendiga - La Nación of Argentina
  21. ^ Walt Disney brindará servicios de telefonía en Argentina - Diario de Cuyo
  22. ^ Disney se inscribe como proveedor de telefonía e Internet en Argentina - La Voz del Interior
  23. ^ Ingresa Disney en el negocio de las telecomunicaciones - La Nación of Argentina
  24. ^ Aclaración sobre Disney - La Nación of Argentina
  25. ^ Planeta Disney - Infobae.com
  26. ^ Aspectos generales del mercado de televisión abierta - Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia
  27. ^ Carpeta De Acceso Público - Resolución AFSCA 173/2010

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