Sean Cocchia Named SVP & GM Of Disney Channels; Radio Disney Gets New Topper

By | Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 11:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

After running Radio Disney for the last 15 months, Sean Cocchia has been been brought back to the mothership company Disney Channels as SVP, Business Operations and General Manager. Radio Disney’s VP marketing Phil Guerini has been elevated to VP … Read More »

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Disney Channel To Launch In Russia

Disney announced today it has reached an agreement to launch a free-to-air ad-supported Disney Channel in Russia early next year. The joint venture with media holding company UTH Russia will see UTH’s Seven TV channel become Disney Channel, with Disney … Read More »

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Carolina Lightcap Resigns As Disney Channels Worldwide President, Gary Marsh Adds President Title

By | Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 12:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Carolina Lightcap has stepped down as president of Disney Channels Worldwide after two years on the job. The channels’ president, Entertainment and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh will add her responsibilities to his current ones. His new title will be president and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. In his new expanded role, Marsh will have full creative oversight and leadership responsibility for Disney’s global kids TV business comprised of more than 100 entertainment channels and feeds that are available in 169 countries and 35 languages. “We’re sorry that Carolina has decided to leave us and appreciate her many valuable contributions over the years,” said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks & President, Disney/ABC Television Group. “Gary Marsh has been the driving creative force behind Disney Channels’ remarkable growth for the past 15 plus years, responsible for some of the most iconic and successful franchises in our history including Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, High School Musical, Phineas and Ferb, That’s So Raven, Shake It Up and many others. He not only understands the zeitgeist of kids’ culture, he helped create it.  Our business couldn’t be in better hands.” Read More »

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