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A+E taps Disney for Asian sales rep

A+E Networks has poached a sales exec from parent company Disney to become its senior manager, international content sales in Asia. Pooja Nirmal Kant will oversee programmes sales for southeast Asia, reporting into Ling Sze Gan, A+E’s senior director, international content sales, Asia. She’ll be based out of Singapore and begins her new role today. […]

Super RTL offsets Disney loss with DreamWorks deal

German family channel Super RTL has secured a major long term output deal with DreamWorks Animation, an agreement that goes a long way to offsetting the Disney programming it is set to lose. The deal, struck at the LA Screenings, also goes some way to answering questions over the future direction of the channel’s programming […]

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 […]

News brief: Adam Bonnett upped at Disney

The Walt Disney Company has promoted Disney Channels Worldwide’s senior VP of original programming, Adam Bonnett. The US-based executive will now be executive VP, original programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. He will continue to oversee current series and live-action development and talent relations, reporting into Disney Channels Worldwide’s president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh.

Disney Channel launch prompts ESPN switch at Super RTL

Disney has replaced its representatives on German family network Super RTL’s board with the managing director of ESPN EMEA, as it prepares to launch its Disney Channel brand in the territory. TBI understands ESPN’s Ross Hair (below) has joined the Super RTL board to replace Giorgio Stock – who recently left Disney to join Turner […]

Sony hires Carrie Ferman

Sony Pictures Television has hired Carrie Ferman as senior VP, business strategy and development, International Production. She will support SPT’s international productions, and its portfolio of 18 production companies, in strategic planning and growing SPT’s business. Reporting to Andrea Wong, president, International Production for Sony Pictures Television, she will be based at SPT’s London office. […]

Disney launches SVOD service in Spain

Hollywood studio Disney is to launch a subscription video-on-demand service in Spain after striking a deal with digital platform The move is the studio’s second SVOD service in Europe after its launch via Portuguese cable operator earlier this month. The deal will see The Walt Disney Company launch its Disney Movies on Demand service […]

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