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Bruce Rosenblum exits as Disney-ABC TV operations head

Bruce Rosenblum, the Disney-ABC Television Group president of business operations, is to depart the company after two years in the role. Rosenblum will depart from his role in May. He will also step down from his seat of the Hulu board. In his role with Disney, Rosenblum most recently took operational overview of a new […]

Dubuc ‘set for Vice’ after A+E exit

Nancy Dubuc is leaving her post as president and CEO of A+E Networks and is set to replace Shane Smith as chief executive of Vice Media. A+E’s chairman emeritus and former CEO, Abbe Raven, will return as acting chair while a replacement is found, with Dubuc (pictured right) leaving her post on April 16. It […]

Disney begins ABC staff cuts

The Walt Disney Company has begun a round of staff cuts that will see up to 200 Disney-ABC Television Group staff lost their jobs. Disney has been looking to make saving of around 10% in annual costs and it was expected around 300 jobs could go. However, the figure is likely to be less. Most […]

ABC job cuts planned in Disney cost saving drive

The Walt Disney Company is looking to cut around 10% of annual costs at its Disney-ABC Television arm, potentially affecting 300 jobs. The ABC US broadcast network, production arm ABC Studios and ABC News are expected to take the biggest hits, with cable channels ABC News, Freeform and Disney Channel also affected. The Wall Street […]

New ABC Marvel drama to launch on IMAX

US broadcast network ABC has commissioned Marvel Television to produce a live-action comic-inspired drama that will debut in IMAX theatres before the small screen. Marvel’s the Inhumans will follow a race of superhumans with unique powers Stan Lee created, exploring the “never-told-before epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family”. Under terms of an […]

Rosenblum joins Disney in ‘major reorganisation’

Veteran executive Bruce Rosenblum has joined The Walt Disney Company as part of a “major reorganisation” of the Disney-ABC Television Group. The former Warner Bros. Television and Legendary Television and Digital Media chief has been named president, business operations at Disney-ABC. The role is a new one aimed at bolstering revenues. Rosenblum will have direct […]

Moran takes president role at ABC Studios

Patrick Moran’s rise at ABC Studios has culminated in an official promotion to president of the Disney-ABC Television Group production arm. Ben Sherwood has upped Moran (pictured) to president of ABC Studios following the latter’s work overseeing broadcast series including Scandal, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico and American Crime. He is also […]

MIPCOM confirms US Media Masterminds

Reed Midem has confirmed execs from Disney, Participant Media and STX Entertainment as keynote speakers at this year’s MIPCOM. Disney’s Ben Sherwood (above left), co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney-ABC Television Group, will represent the Mouse House. Sherwood replaced Anne Sweeney, when the long-serving exec left Disney in 2014. From US producer and cable channel […]

Paul Lee leaving ABC, Dungey steps up

Paul Lee is leaving his role running ABC, with Channing Dungey replacing him at the US broadcast net. Lee’s exit comes after Ben Sherwood (below right) replaced Anne Sweeney at the top of the Disney/ABC Television group. Dungey (left) joined ABC in 2004, having also worked at Warner Bros. and Fox. As EVP, drama development, […]

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 […]