The Walt Disney Firm’s week of organizational change continues, this time specializing in its promoting and media distribution departments.
In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, the groups are being absorbed into Disney’s media networks division after a two-year stint as a part of the direct-to-consumer and worldwide division. The media networks division oversees Disney’s tv networks, together with ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and the Nationwide Geographic community. Advert gross sales president Rita Ferro and media distribution president Justin Connolly will report back to Disney media networks co-chairs Peter Rice and Jimmy Pitaro. Past the change in reporting construction, no different staffing adjustments are anticipated.
The shift precedes Disney’s advert gross sales roadshow, set to be held just about for media patrons subsequent week. Ferro at the moment supervises Disney’s total promoting enterprise, together with Hulu, which was added earlier this yr. Final yr, Connolly took management of the media and channel distribution division final yr.
That is simply the most recent organizational shakeup to occur to Disney. On Monday, Disney’s direct-to-consumer chair, Kevin Mayer, announced his departure to turn into the CEO of TikTok, with the corporate naming Rebecca Campbell, former president of the Disneyland Resort, as his substitute. On the identical day, former Walt Disney World president Josh D’Amaro was named the brand new head of Disney Parks, Resorts, and Client Merchandise, filling the absence of former head Bob Chapek following his being named Disney’s CEO.
— to wdwnt.com