Disney Channel


Disney Lat Am picks up Federation’s ‘Find Me In Paris’

Disney Channel in Latin America has picked up the first two seasons and the forthcoming third run of tween drama Find Me In Paris, the scripted series produced by Paris and LA-based Cottonwood Media. The show, which combines ballet, modern dance, drama and comedy, follows the story of a time-travelling ballet dancer from early 20th […]

Disney set for father/daughter series by Frasier producer

Disney will premiere father/daughter comedy series Sydney to the Max, by Frasier executive producer Mark Reisman, in early 2019. The series follows middle schooler named Sydney Reynolds and her single dad Max as they navigate the challenges of growing up. Ruth Righi (School of Rock) leads the cast as title character Sydney. Adult Max is played […]

ABC to air primetime special as Mickey Mouse turns 90

Disney is launching worldwide celebrations honouring 90 years of its ambassador, Mickey Mouse, including a primetime special hosted by US broadcaster ABC. The cross-company festivities will continue through 2018 via a range of initiatives from a fashion show, celebrations at Disney parks and resorts and the ABC special, which will air this autumn. As part […]

Disney poaches Paramount TV for originals

Disney Channels Worldwide has poached a Paramount Television for original programming. Dina Hillier has been named VP of original series for the Disney Channel, working on development of live-action series for multiple platforms. Hillier was previously VP of comedy development and current programming at Paramount TV, the television production arm of Viacom-owned studio Paramount Pictures. […]

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 […]

Mediaset’s Stewart joins Sony in Italy expansion

Long-serving Mediaset buyer Zelda Stewart is to lead Sony Pictures Television’s Italian sales efforts. Stewart has been named VP of distribution, Italy, at the Hollywood studio’s international operation. She will be based in Milan, where SPT already has one office and is planning a second that will open its doors over the summer. Her appointment […]

Disney acquires Belarussian toon

Disney channels around the world have acquired a 52×3.5mins non-dialogue toon hailing from the little-known animation sector in Belarus. Disney Junior in the US is highest profile network to take Sunny Bunnies, which is from Belarus-based Digital Light Studio and sold internationally by London-based eastern Europe content specialist Media I.M. Disney CEEMEA (central and eastern […]

Disney taps Lizzie McGuire creator for family series

US cable network Disney Channel has ordered a kids- and family-focused series from the creator of Lizzie McGuire, Terri Minsky. Single-cam series Andi Mack is scheduled to launch in 2017, with a 12-year-old newcomer, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, starring as a girl whose life is turned upside down when her unpredictable older sister returns in the […]

Disney Channel buys Nelvana, Sony toon

Disney Channels Worldwide has acquired Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series, which comes from Canada’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation in the US. The 26x22mins series is based on the film franchise, which has grossed more than US$820 million at the worldwide box office. It will air on Disney Channel in the US, Europe (excluding Germany), […]

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