Subsidy Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Walt Disney
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol DIS)
Headquartered in: 
California
Industry: 
entertainment
Subsidy SummarySubsidy ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local$842,945,68774
Federal (grants and allocated tax credits)$00
TOTAL$842,945,68774
Loan / Bailout SummaryTotal Face ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local loans, bond financing and venture capital$00
Federal loans, loan guarantees and bailout assistance (not including repayments)$00
TOTAL$00
Time Period for State and Local Awards: 

Earliest year of data: 1991. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this parent company are for the period since 2011.

Time Period for Federal Awards: 

FY2000 to the present

Notes: 

Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.

Associated Names: 

ABC / DISNEY; ABC STUDIOS; AMERICAN BROADCASTING; BUENA VISTA PRODUCTION; DISNEY; ESPN; ESPN DC 1 UPGRADE; ESPN DC 2 PHASE 3; PIXAR; TOUCHSTONE TELEVISION; TOUCHSTONE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS; Walt Disney

Links: 

For a summary of this company's regulatory violations see its Violation Tracker summary page here.

For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

For an overview of political contributions associated with this company, see its Follow the Money page.

For more on the links between this company's federal political spending and its positions on proposed legislation, see its Maplight page.


Top 5 States for state/local awardsTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
California$509,714,32012
Connecticut$254,186,63224
South Carolina$37,399,1858
New York$20,544,37913
Louisiana$10,340,7805
All other$10,760,39112

Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Walt Disney California local 2016 $267,000,000 MEGADEAL
Walt Disney California local 1996 $200,000,000 MEGADEAL
ESPN (owned by Walt Disney Co.) Connecticut state 2000 $75,000,000 MEGADEAL
ESPN Connecticut state 2012 $18,700,000 grant/loan hybrid program
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase I Connecticut state 2013 $14,430,660 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase 3 Connecticut state 2016 $13,938,062 tax credit/rebate
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Connecticut state 2012 $13,437,607 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase II Connecticut state 2014 $12,138,677 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Studios California state 2016 $11,607,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Connecticut state 2011 $10,813,421 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Connecticut state 2014 $10,200,883 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Connecticut state 2014 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Connecticut state 2013 $9,734,345 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Connecticut state 2016 $9,235,274 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1991) New York local 1991 $9,118,562 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ESPN Internet Ventures Connecticut state 2012 $9,103,751 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2012 $8,992,810 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Connecticut state 2015 $8,907,185 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Studios California state 2016 $6,847,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Connecticut state 2012 $6,685,395 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Bldg. C Connecticut state 2011 $6,685,395 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2009 $6,498,045 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Louisiana state 2009 $6,448,273 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios California state 2018 $5,988,000 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios California state 2017 $5,979,000 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2010 $5,695,567 tax credit/rebate
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Connecticut state 2011 $5,660,327 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2013 $5,634,118 tax credit/rebate
Disney Interactive Utah state 2008 $5,250,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Connecticut state 2016 $5,249,111 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios California state 2017 $5,223,000 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2011 $5,042,464 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Connecticut state 2015 $3,563,974 tax credit/rebate
Disney Louisiana state 2009 $3,241,493 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2008 $3,072,702 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1995) New York local 2008 $2,969,240 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Connecticut state 2011 $2,738,190 tax credit/rebate
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Connecticut state 2012 $2,548,566 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios California state 2016 $2,186,000 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2007 $2,159,848 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Connecticut state 2012 $1,789,298 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions dba ABC Studios Inc. Pennsylvania state $1,738,465 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television LLC New York state 2015 $1,650,785 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions dba ABC Studios Inc. Pennsylvania state 2016 $1,590,976 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Connecticut state 2013 $1,560,863 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1995) New York local 2007 $1,489,432 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ABC Studios California state 2016 $1,449,000 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios California state 2017 $1,432,000 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1995) New York local 2005 $1,401,898 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Connecticut state 2014 $1,264,686 tax credit/rebate
DISNEYLAND, A DIVISION OF WALT DISNEY WORLD CO. California state 2003 $1,243,750 training reimbursement
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. ('91) New York local 2004 $891,961 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
American Broadcasting Co. ('91) New York local 2003 $809,948 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ESPN, Inc. DC-1 Upgrade Connecticut state 2016 $800,962 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1991) New York local 2009 $762,953 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
DISNEYLAND RESORT, A DIVISION OF WALT DISNEY COMPANY California state 2010 $759,570 training reimbursement
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1991) New York local 2008 $713,663 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Disney Worldwide Shared Services Florida state 2000 $680,000 tax credit/rebate
Buena Vista Production Illinois state 2012 $465,481 tax credit/rebate
Buena Vista Production Illinois state 2010 $375,469 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Louisiana state 2010 $326,879 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions South Carolina state 2006 $303,631 tax credit/rebate
Buena Vista Production Illinois state 2011 $282,021 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures District of Columbia state 2007 $238,918 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1995) New York local 2009 $216,500 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
American Broadcasting Co. ('95) New York local 2003 $216,273 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ABC/Disney Louisiana state 2009 $206,280 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1995) New York local 2006 $159,353 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. ('95) New York local 2004 $143,811 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Walt Disney Louisiana state 2010 $117,855 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions LLC Texas local 2014 $55,845 grant
Touchstone Television Productions LLC Texas local 2014 $51,966 grant
Disney Worldwide Services North Carolina state 2014 $15,625 tax credit/rebate
Disney Worldwide Services North Carolina state 2015 $15,625 tax credit/rebate
DISNEY STORE USA, LLC New Jersey state undisclosed tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
PIXAR Washington state 2011 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Disney Worldwide services, Inc. North Carolina local 2011 undisclosed grant
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