Anne Sweeney

ABC digital chief to depart

Disney/ABC Television Group digital boss Albert Cheng will leave the company in May. His departure follows Ben Sherwood succeeding Anne Sweeney, who he had worked closely with the Mouse House-owned TV group, as Disney/ABC president. According to Re/code, he told staff in an email that it was time to move on, though he would remain […]

Ben Sherwood to replace Anne Sweeney at Disney/ABC

Ben Sherwood has been named as Anne Sweeney’s replacement as boss of Disney/ABC Television Group. Sherwood has been running ABC News during which time he is credited with reinvigorating Good Morning America and forging joint ventures with Yahoo and US Hispanic net Univision. Disney announced this afternoon (GMT) that he will take Sweeney’s role of […]

Disney/ABC chief Sweeney to exit post

Disney/ABC Television Group president and Disney Media Networks co-chair Anne Sweeney is to leave the company to become a TV director. Sweeney, who joined Disney in 1996, will step down in January 2015. The Disney/ABC Television Group includes broadcast channel ABC, cable net ABC Family, kids channel Disney Channel, the Disney Channels Worldwide business and […]

Disney, Dish settle legal issues with ‘evolutionary’ deal

The Walt Disney Company and US satcaster Dish Network have ended their long-running legal dispute and agreed on a deal new, wide-ranging carriage deal. As part of the deal, Dish has agreed to disable its controversial ad-hopping service AutoHop during ABC shows in primetime, with Disney in return dropping all legal issues. The US broadcasters […]

ABC Family unveils Nick veteran as president

US cable channel ABC has unveiled former Viacom executive Tom Ascheim as its new president, who is replacing previous incumbent Michael Riley. Ascheim has served as general manager of Viacom-owned Nickelodeon Television and CEO of magazine business Newsweek, as well as a more recent role at Sesame Workshop and other financial positions, and will now […]

Hulu confirms CEO hire, Forssell to leave the company

US video-on-demand site Hulu has confirmed the appointment of Fox Networks executive Mike Hopkins as its new CEO. In a statement, Hulu said that interim chief executive Andy Forssell, who has led the company since Jason Kilar’s departure in March, will leave the company. The news comes a week after Hulu was reported to be […]

Nancy Dubuc to host Women in Entertainment Power Lunch

The second Women in Entertainment Power Lunch will take place at MIPCOM next month. A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc (left) will introduce Disney boss Anne Sweeney, twofour54 CEO Noura Al Kaabi and actress Emily Mortimer at a group discussion, which will be the focus of the Power Lunch. The event is sponsored by female-skewing cable […]

Dubuc upped to A+E president, CEO

Nancy Dubuc has become just the third CEO in A+E Network’s history, with former incumbent Abbe Raven moving up to a new role as chairman. Dubuc, previously president of entertainment and media and credited with overseeing the highest rated cable series ever in History’s Hatfields and McCoys, will also become A+E president. She will oversee […]