Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Formerly
  • Walt Disney Home Entertainment (1978–1984, 2001–2008)
  • Walt Disney Home Video (1980–1987)
  • Buena Vista Home Video (1987–1993)
  • Buena Vista Home Video, Inc. (1993–1997)
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryHome entertainment
Founded1978 (1978)
HeadquartersWalt Disney Studios, ,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Tony Chambers (EVP, Theatrical Distribution)
ProductsHome media, digital distribution
Brands
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
Parent
WebsiteDisney Movies At Home
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. [3] (doing business as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) is the home entertainment distribution arm of the Walt Disney Company. The division handles the distribution of Disney's films, television series, and other audiovisual content across several home media formats, such as Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and digital media, under various brand labels around the world.

The division was legally incorporated as Buena Vista Home Video on February 13, 1987.[4] It was renamed to its current legal name in 1997,[3] although it is currently known in the UK as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (UK & Ireland) since 2013. The division adopted the current Walt Disney Studios-branding in its public name in 2007, but kept the Buena Vista-branding for corporate use.[5]

In recent years, sales in the physical media market have significantly fallen due to the rise of digital media and streaming services like Disney's own Disney+, which has led the company to let other home video distributors (such as Elevation Sales and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) handle distribution for them or exit out of the market depending on the region.

  1. ^ "BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT, INC. C1399345". California Business Search. State of California. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Magiera, Marcy (December 11, 2013). "MacPherson, Marinelli, Tarantino Inducted Into Variety's Home Entertainment Hall of Fame". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT, INC". Corporation & Business Entity Database. New York Department of State. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Sonntag, Lynn E. (February 13, 1987). "Articles of Incorporation of Buena Vista Home Video" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved January 3, 2023.
  5. ^ Fixmer, Andy (April 25, 2007). "Disney to Drop Buena Vista Brand Name, People Say (Update1)". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2012.

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