In addition to being the world's largest company, Disney has one of the most successful media companies. The entertainment division, or DLP, is responsible for nearly 10% of the company's revenue. Netflix has a similarly low price point and is the world's largest licensor. While DLP is the only company to earn profits from movie studios, it is a very important part of the Disney business.
The Disney network division is among the company's most profitable businesses. The company's Disney Channel, ABC Family Freeform, ESPN, and Lucasfilm are among its most profitable businesses. These brands are crucial to Disney's brand image and generate 49% of the company's pre-tax operating profits. The company also outbid rivals to acquire other major media brands. For instance, the original ESPN channel brings in the highest affiliate fee of any cable network. The company's other media brands include Marvel and Pixar, as well as the upcoming Vice Media.
While the entertainment and travel sectors have been ravaged by COVID-19, the theme parks and other attractions have managed to return to profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The theme park business is still booming, despite the recent outbreaks of Covid. However, recent increases in the virus have led to the cancellation of some groups. In recent weeks, the delta variant of the virus has returned to some areas with low vaccination rates.
The entertainment business remains one of Disney's most profitable businesses. With Disney owning many properties, it can negotiate contract terms that favor the company. Additionally, its Consumer Products division has experienced 10.4% revenue growth and 17.4% operating profit in the last three years. The Consumer Products division has a wide variety of products that have reached billions of dollars. Some of these include the Marvel movie franchise and the Frozen film franchise. Star Wars is on track to become the 12th billion-dollar brand.
ESPN accounts for 70 percent of Disney's cable network's operating income. Its competitors will struggle to compete with ESPN, as the cost of acquiring the rights to sporting events is increasing. If ESPN isn't able to raise its subscription rates, it will struggle to stay afloat. Its rival Fox Sports 1 has been hit by the cost of acquiring broadcast rights. The numbers for the two networks are not yet comparable, but they do show the company's growing business.
The entertainment business has become the company's most profitable business. The media giant is a leader in content creation and distribution. It owns the rights to some of the most famous brands in the world. With a strong brand and multiple channels, it is the most profitable. Its film studios also have the highest affiliate fees. These two factors combined make Disney's entertainment industry the most profitable. But it isn't easy to make it to that top spot.
The DTC segment includes various streaming services. In the third quarter of FY 2021, the company reported revenues of $4.3 billion, up from $1 billion a year earlier. The streaming business is also one of Disney's most profitable businesses. Its diversified portfolio of products and services means it's profitable in most regions. It's the largest business in the world, and it's also the most popular. In fact, it's the most valuable business in the world.
While the global economy continues to grow, the domestic movie industry has been struggling. The domestic theme parks have a difficult time getting visitors to the US. In August, Fox Sports 1 launched in the U.S., and Disney's diversified media business includes "Fox" and "Disney+." The latter is Disney's most lucrative business and is expected to become the most valuable one of all. For the company, this is the most profitable business in its industry.