The number of media subscribers able to view Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) networks via traditional cable and satellite TV subscriptions is waning in the U.S., although the company is seeing strong international growth.
According to estimates in Disney’s latest 10-K filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the vast majority of domestic channels saw significant subscriber declines. The few networks that didn’t see their audiences decline were unchanged from last year, and none of the company’s properties saw subscriber growth in the United States.
Here’s a breakdown of Disney’s domestic network reach:
Disney Channels (Domestic)
Disney saw big growth in overseas markets, however, with its major networks gaining substantial traction.
To combat its weakening foothold in the U.S., Disney has reportedly considered a number of potential acquisitions. The company has been linked to Netflix and even Twitter, although it has yet to make anything resembling a formal offer in either case.
Disney shares rose $0.24 (+0.24%) to $98.50 in premarket trading Friday. Year-to-date, DIS has fallen -6.49%, versus a +8.25% gain in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.