Anne Sweeney News

Barbara Walters Makes Final Appearance on THE VIEW Today
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

A two-hour primetime ABC special highlighting her illustrious, unparalleled career will air today, May 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m.  (more...)

James Goldston Named President of ABC NEWS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

ABC News Senior Vice President James Goldston has been named president, ABC News, replacing Ben Sherwood (more...)

BREAKING: Barbara Walters to Make Final Appearance on THE VIEW, 5/16
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

A two-hour primetime ABC special highlighting her illustrious, unparalleled career will air Friday, May 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m.  (more...)

Ben Sherwood to Replace Anne Sweeney as Disney-ABC TV Group President
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced that ABC News President Ben Sherwood will assume the title of co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group on February 1, 2015. (more...)

Anne Sweeney Will Exit Disney in January 2015
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Anne Sweeney, who oversaw 18 years of tremendous growth and success of Disney's global entertainment and news properties and who helped shepherd the television industry into the digital age, today announced that she would be departing The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] in January of 2015 to pursue a career in Television Directing. Sweeney, who joined the company in 1996, is currently co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. (more...)

Walt Disney Co. & Dish Network Siggn Groundbreaking Long-Term Agreement
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced a groundbreaking, long-term, wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney's robust lineup (more...)

Susan Lucci to Host The 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Susan Lucci, star of the hit series “Devious Maids,” Emmy® Award-winningactress of “All My Children,” host of Investigation Discovery's “Deadly Affairs,” and New York Times best-selling author, will return as host of the 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon. (more...)

IrishCentral launches new website redesign today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ IrishCentral, the largest Irish media site in North America, today unveiled its redesigned website, www.irishcentral.com. (more...)

Tom Ascheim Named President of ABC Family
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Veteran television and magazine executive Tom Ascheim has been named the new president of ABC Family, it was announced today by Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, to whom he will report. (more...)

Entertainment Industry Trailblazer Anne Sweeney Honored by Girls Inc.
by TV News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

On Wednesday, November 20, Girls Inc., the nonprofit that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, will honor Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. (more...)

Mike Hopkins Named CEO of Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Andy Forssell, who has served as acting CEO since March 2013, will be leaving the Company. (more...)

Isaac Lee Named CEO of Fusion
by TV News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Fusion today announced that veteran journalist Isaac Lee will become Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. In this new role Mr. Lee, who will continue to serve as President of Univision News, will be responsible for all programming and business aspects of Fusion. (more...)

7th Annual 'Evening Before' to Benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Television's biggest night took place in Century Park, CA this Saturday, September 21 st, where the entertainment industry came together for the seventh annual 'Evening Before' party, benefitting the MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). (more...)

Disney/ABC to Launch Preview of 'WATCH ABC' Live Streaming Service
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2013

Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere. (more...)

Famed ABC Executive Preston Davies Dies at 63
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Longtime ABC executive Preston Davis, retired President of Broadcast Operations & Engineering for ABC, died on April 15, 2013 after an illness. Mr. Davis was 63 years old. (more...)

ABC, Univision to Launch Spanish News/Lifestyle Network Later This Year
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

Fwd: ABC AND UNIVISION INTRODUCE FUSION, NEWS AND LIFESTYLE NETWORK FOR U.S. HISPANICS TO LAUNCH IN SECOND HALF OF 2013 (more...)

ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Moves to 11:35 pm Time Slot Beginning Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Tonight, January 8, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, the only late-night broadcast talk show to increase in Total Viewers this past season, will move to 11:35 p.m., putting the show in head-to-head competition with 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and 'Late Show with David Letterman.' (more...)

Disney/ABC's 'Day of Giving' Raises Over $16 M for Hurricane Relief
by TV News Desk - Nov 06, 2012

The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) today announced that the national 'Day of Giving,' held on Monday, November 5, raised more than $16.8 million dollars for the American Red Cross to aid those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

Disney/ABC to Host 'Day of Giving,' to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
by TV News Desk - Nov 02, 2012

The Disney/ABC Television Group's "Day of Giving" continues to grow, with ABC Family, SOAPnet, Radio Disney, "General Hospital," "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and the Disney Stores set to join previously announced network and syndicated programming spanning News, Daytime, Primetime and Late-Night this Monday, November 5, 2012. The "Day of Giving" will encourage the tens of millions of viewers and customers engaged throughout the day to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

Disney/ABC Issues Call to Action to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
by TV News Desk - Nov 01, 2012

Following the announcement made today by Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company of a $2 Million donation for Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts, the Disney/ABC Television Group today announced that it will designate Monday, November 5, 2012 as a "Day of Giving" across network and syndicated programming spanning News, Daytime, Primetime and Late-Night, encouraging the tens of millions of viewers engaged throughout the day to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

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