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[23 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney XD’s ‘Crash & Bernstein’ Renewed for a Second Season

This week, Disney XD announced that its popular series Crash & Bernstein will be renewed for a second season. Production on the second season will begin in Van Nuys, CA this July, with the season premiere set for this fall.
In a statement, Adam Bonnett, senior vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide, said:
“Disney XD continues to push creative boundaries for a sitcom and ‘Crash & Bernstein’ delivers on this promise week in, week out. Crash has quickly become an iconic character on the network, and we look forward …

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[18 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Acquire German Network Das Vierte

Disney will soon be expanding its presence on German television, as the company recently got approval to acquire the German free-TV network Das Vierte. The German TV channel, which Disney acquired from Russian media executive Dmitry Lesnevsky for an undisclosed amount, was previously owned by NBC/Universal.
Das Vierte will become Disney’s first free-TV channel in Germany that the company completely owns. Currently, Disney operates Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney Cinemagic in Germany, which are all pay channels. The company also has a 50% stake in the leading free kid’s …

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[6 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney XD Renews ‘Kickin’ It’ for Third Season

Disney XD has ordered a third season of their popular comedy series Kickin’ It, which will follow the students of Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy on their adventures outside the dojo.
Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide said:
Disney XD viewers have clearly connected with this series about friendship and martial arts. We look forward to telling more stories in Season Three, where our characters use their martial arts knowledge and skills out in the world, taking their ‘mojo’ out of the dojo!
New episodes of the show air …

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[6 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Senior Vice President of Disney Channels Worldwide Announced

The former senior vice president and general manager of Radio Disney Sean Cocchia has been promoted to the senior vice president of business operations and general manager at Disney Channels Worldwide, sources say.
Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, announced the promotion last week. Cocchia will work with Marsh to optimize the business operations for the company across several different platforms, including Disney XD, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Radio Disney.
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[17 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Head of Disney Channels Worldwide Resigns, Gary Marsh Succeeds as New President

Disney faced another major top-level management change this week, as president of Disney Channels Worldwide, Carolina Lighthead, announced her resignation. The news comes just a few days after the resignation of former head of Disney Consumer Products Andy Mooney and the announcement of his successor, Robert Chapek.
Lighthead’s resignation comes less than two years after she originally took the position as head of Disney Channels Worldwide, replacing Rich Ross in November 2009 as he was promoted to president of The Walt Disney Studios. No reason was given for her departure, but …