Walt Disney Television

Disney TV appoints Netflix alum Bryan Noon as entertainment president

Walt Disney Television has appointed former Netflix exec Bryan Noon as president of entertainment. Reporting to group chairman Dana Walden, Noon will lead the production and business affairs teams for Walt Disney Television’s portfolio of content brands, including Hulu Originals, Onyx Collective, ABC Entertainment and Freeform, along with production companies ABC Signature and 20th Television. […]

Disney cuts swathe of senior execs as TV restructure begins

A major round of lay-offs is underway at Walt Disney’s Television Group, with many high-level execs departing the company following the recent consolidation of its TV operations to focus on streaming services. The cuts come two days after it was revealed that the Touchstone label is to be shuttered and Disney Television Studios will reduce […]

Genius Brands appoints former Disney, Fox execs to run new streamer

Genius Brands International has appointed former senior execs from Disney and Fox to run its soon-to-launch ad-supported streamer Kartoon Channel!. Margaret Loesch, the founding president and former CEO of Fox Kids Networks Worldwide, becomes executive chairman of Kartoon Channel!, which will be available in over 100 million US television households and 200 million mobile devices […]

Disney moves Hulu’s scripted team under Dana Walden

US streamer Hulu is to integrate its original scripted drama and comedy team into parent Walt Disney’s TV division, under the remit of chairman of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment Dana Walden. Craig Erwich, senior VP of scripted originals for Hulu, will continue to lead scripted originals planning, development and commissioning for the streamer, […]