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Disney’s bottom line is largely driven by revenues its largest segment, Media Networks, from which it earns advertising and affiliate fees from its cable networks. ESPN for example contributes almost $5 billion to Disney’s total revenues. Disney’s performance is also dependent on the ratings of its television programs, its global box office market share and the performance of movies produced and distributed by its different film studios. Increasing attendance and average customer spending at Disneyland theme parks around the world as well as dividends and share repurchases from investors have also typically led to a rise in Disney’s stock price.

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