Are ABC, ESPN A Drag On Disney?


The Walt Disney Co. had a solid fiscal Q1 2018 that beat the forecasts of several Wall Street analysts. But, all is not well in the Mouse House, and Pivotal Research Group Senior Research Analyst of Advertising Brian Wieser took a closer look at what went right for the company.

What’s Wieser’s prognosis on the owner of the ABC network, broadcast TV O&Os and cable networks including Freeform and ESPN? Disney’s Theme parks are hot, while its broadcast and cable TV holdings are not.

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