The Walt Disney Company (DIS)’s Accelerated International Expansion

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Elsewhere, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has followed a different strategy, like with its international joint ventures, such as with Liberty Global, a station owner in Europe. It has segmented this operation into Action, Drama, Reality and Europa networks. The company has similar agreements in India and Australia, where it partially owns satellite and cable channels.

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) also generates international syndication revenues, but is not a major presence on the overseas stage. It does budget a significant portion of its cash investments to international, as well as domestic, joint ventures. Given the quality of CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)’ content, it is well-situated to perform well. International ventures are a significant part of this outlook. The shares carry upside for the long term at this time.

Now what?

As we await the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort in 2015, it will be interesting to note the performance of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s existing Asian vacation properties. Meantime, it will likely continue to seek out tuck-in acquisitions overseas that expand its foothold in the growing cable TV market. Plus, it will invest organically in international extensions of its brands. You should check out Disney, you might decide it is a worthwhile and high-quality holding.

It’s easy to forget that The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is more than just the House of Mouse. True, Disney amusement parks around the world hosted more than 121 million guests in 2011. But from its vast catalog of characters to its monster collection of media networks, much of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s allure for investors lies in its diversity, and The Motley Fool’s premium research report lays out the case for investing in Disney today. This report includes the key items investors must watch as well as the opportunities and threats the company faces going forward. So don’t miss out — simply click here now to claim your copy today.

Damon Churchwell has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Walt Disney. The Motley Fool owns shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS).

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