Karey Burke

Netflix India exec lands at ABC Entertainment

Netflix India’s Simran Sethi has landed at ABC Entertainment. The exec, who most recently served as a director of international originals overseeing the Indian market for the streaming giant, has joined the business as EVP of development and content strategy, reporting into Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. She is to begin the role on […]

ABC boss: broadcast shows “endure” over churn-heavy SVODs

ABC Entertainment boss Karey Burke has defended broadcast television’s unique ability to market and support new programming, drawing a direct comparison to churn-heavy streaming platforms.  Speaking at her first summer TCA presentation since taking the reins at ABC from Channing Dungey in the autumn, Burke said network TV can “move culture at a scale no […]

Disney launches diversity drive for talent

Walt Disney Television has launched two initiatives in an attempt to improve the diversity of its execs and those working on its shows. The Executive Incubator program and the Television Studios Intern program will start later this year and will focus on improving prospects for aspiring execs and those looking to work behind the camera. […]

Dungey steps down at ABC as Burke takes the reins

Ahead of Disney’s completion of the 21st Century Fox acquisition, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey (pictured) has made the decision to step down and will be succeeded by Freeform originals head Karey Burke. Dungey, who has been with the business for 14 years, has shepherded a wide range of award-winning programming for ABC including The Good […]