Disney Branded Television

Disney+ marks a homecoming in U2 & Letterman docu-special

Disney+ has commissioned Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, With Dave Letterman, a feature-length docu-special from Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom). The documentary captures US TV host, comedian and producer Letterman on his first visit to Dublin in Ireland, to spend time with Bono and The Edge in their hometown […]

Chorus Boy Productions expands creative team & extends Disney deal

Disney Brand Television has extended its multiyear overall deal with Tim Federle and his Chorus Boy Productions banner, which is behind Disney+ titles including High School Musical: The Series and Better Nate Than Ever. At the same time, Federle has appointed two new creative executives to the prodco, with Bronwyn North-Reist, who most recently served […]

Disney Junior names head of content, sets senior leadership team

Disney Branded Television has promoted Alyssa Sapire to head up all content at pre-school brand Disney Junior as SVP of development, series and strategy. Sapire has been acting in the role since March, when Joe D’Ambrosia exited to join Sony Pictures TV, with her appointment now made permanent. Disney Junior is the global multiplatform brand […]

Disney+ lands BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ after striking far-reaching global rights deal

Disney+ has confirmed a far-reaching deal that will hand it rights to long-running UK sci-fi series, Doctor Who. The Mouse House streamer will become the exclusive home to the show’s future episodes outside of the UK, starting with the coming season that is set to debut in 2023. News of the agreement first emerged in […]

Disney TV Animation ups veteran execs to VPs of current series

Douglas Bensimon and Edward Mejia have been promoted to VPs of current series at Disney Television Animation, the animation studio under the Disney Branded Television banner. Both execs will continue to report to Khaki Jones, SVP of current series, Disney Television Animation, which currently has 1,200 half-hours of animated content in production for Disney’s streaming […]

Disney Branded TV promotes new EVP of TV animation

Disney Branded Television has promoted Meredith Roberts to EVP of TV animation. Roberts previously served as SVP and general manager of the same unit and before that was general manager of Disneytoon Studios, which launched films including the Planes and Tinker Bell/Fairies franchises. From 2004-2007, she was SVP of Creative Affairs, Walt Disney Television Animation, […]

Disney Branded TV promotes five execs in unscripted restructure

Disney Branded Television has restructured its unscripted and non-fiction content development division into three new teams “dedicated to distinct areas of storytelling.” The unscripted group will now consist of Disney Original Documentary, Disney Branded Television Unscripted and Disney Branded Television Partnership and Kids. As part of the restructure, five execs have been promoted, including Marjon […]

Kids round-up: Disney+ seeks ‘The Muppets Mayhem’; CBC revives ‘Street Cents’ on TikTok; Latoya Raveneau inks Disney deal

Disney+ seeks ‘The Muppets Mayhem’ Disney+ has commissioned The Muppets Mayhem, a new comedy series following iconic Muppet band The Electric Mayhem as they record their first album. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio. The series was developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and […]

Disney+ boosts originals with unscripted & kids orders

Disney+ and Disney Channels have commissioned a slew of new content across unscripted, kids & family and original movies. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Disney Branded Television president Ayo Davis unveiled the new projects, which include both live action and animation productions. Davis announced two unscripted projects for Disney+, both of […]

Disney Branded TV hires former Fox drama boss to head live action & alternative

Disney Brand Television has appointed Charlie Andrews, Fox Entertainment’s former head of drama, as EVP of live action and alternative television. Andrews, whose departure from Fox was announced in December, takes on the role that was formerly held by Ayo Davis, who was promoted to president of Disney Branded Television in September, following the exit […]