Disney ABC Television Group


Disney president to exit following Fox merger

Disney president Ben Sherwood (pictured) is to leave the business after it completes its takeover of 21st Century Fox. The exec – who serves as president of Disney-ABC Television Group – is believed to have been weighing up his options for some time, after it emerged in July that Fox president Peter Rice is expected […]

NBCU has ‘best US skinny bundle’ networks

NBCUniversal networks were the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five channels groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they would […]

Higher ratings drive ROI, Disney study confirms

US series with a 1.0 or higher rating deliver twice the return on investment (ROI) than those that rate 0.4 or below, a study from The Walt Disney Company shows. While it is no surprise that better ratings equals more revenue, Disney-ABC Television Group claims its report is among the only studies that have quantified […]

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 […]

Disney creates Digital Network in Maker rejig

Disney has unveiled the Disney Digital Network, a new home for digital stories that brings together Disney characters and a “curated set” of Maker Studios creators. In an announcement at its Digital Content NewFronts event in New York, Disney said that the network will consist of more than 300 socialmedia channels and a slate of […]

Hulu signs Black-ish streaming deal with Disney

US streaming service Hulu has secured a deal with the Disney-ABC Television Group to exclusively stream the US sitcom Black-ish. ABC comedy Black-ish is about an African American family living in the white upper-middle class suburbs and addresses issues such as police brutality, racism, and LGBTQ+ rights. It has run for three seasons to date. […]

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 […]

ABC names new comedy chief

US broadcast network has upped Jamila Hunter to replace Samie Falvey as its comedy chief. Hunter has been named senior VP and head of comedy at the Disney-ABC Television Group channel, rising from VP level. She becomes one of the first major hires ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey has made since replacing Paul Lee earlier […]

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 […]

1 2 3