Catherine Powell


Powell exits Disney Oz to lead Euro Disney

The Walt Disney Company managing director for Australia and New Zealand Catherine Powell is to return to Europe to lead theme park Euro Disney. Internationally, Powell is best known to international TV buyers as senior VP and general manager of Disney Media Distribution, though she gave up that role to move to Australasia in 2014 […]

Netflix Australia inks Disney deal

Netflix has struck a deal with Disney ahead of its Australia and New Zealand launch in March to bring Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm content to subscribers in the two countries. At launch, Australian and New Zealand members will be able to watch movies including Cars, Monsters, Inc. […]

Catherine Powell to run Disney Australia as Cracknell retires

Catherine Powell will relocate from London to Sydney to run Disney Australia and New Zealand. The news came following the announcement that long-serving Disney boss John Cracknell is retiring and will depart in July 2014. Cracknell has been with Disney since 1992 and has been managing director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand, […]

Disney brings on-demand services under ABC Studios banner

Disney is rebranding its on-demand services as part of a wider initiative to have ‘ABC Studios’ as an umbrella brand for its content products and services. Catherine Powell, senior VP, Media Distribution, EMEA at The Walt Disney Company, told TBI that moving forward SVOD platforms that want Disney-distributed content will be sold it as part […]

Exclusive Netflix-Disney deal in the Netherlands

Netflix has agreed an deal with Disney for the studio’s film titles. The agreement gives the Dutch Netflix exclusive subscription VOD rights to the features from next year. The deal covers live-action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar and titles include Marvel’s The Avengers, Monsters University and The Lone Ranger. Netflix in the Netherlands […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]