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Quarterly operating income/loss of the Walt Disney Company 2017-2020, by segment

In the third quarter of 2020, The Walt Disney Company's parks segment suffered a net loss of 1.96 billion U.S. dollars as a result of park closures and canceled cruise ship sailings caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The only segment to see an increase in operating income was the media networks segment, which saw a year-on-year increase of over one billion U.S. dollars thanks to the success of the company's streaming service Disney Plus.

Operating income/loss of the Walt Disney Company from 4th quarter 2017 to 3rd quarter 2020, by segment

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

October 2017 to June 2020

Special properties

fiscal year ends late September/early October of the corresponding calendar year

Supplementary notes

*Additional income for this quarter included 11 days worth of operating income from 21st Century Fox, which was acquired by Disney on March 20, 2019. The operating income amounted to 25 million U.S. dollars. The results for Fox were thereafter reported in Disney's studio entertainment segment.

The media networks segment is comprised of a domestic broadcast television network, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, international and domestic cable networks, domestic broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. It includes high profile names as ABC Television Network, ESPN and the Disney Channel. The 'direct-to-consumer and international' segment was previously called 'consumer products and interactive media' but was changed in Q1 2019.The direct-to-consumer and international segment includes Hulu as of March 20, 2019 and will also include all figures referring to Disney+, the company's new streaming service (set for release in the U.S. in November 2019).

Figures have been rounded.

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