Disney TV Int’l taps Kenny sr. VP

Simon Kenny has been tapped senior VP and managing director at Walt Disney Television Intl. (Latin America) and will oversee the regional office located in Miami.

In his new role, Kenny will develop and manage all of WDTV-I’s interests in Latin America, including production, distribution, broadcasting, sales and marketing and the development of Disney Channels in the region.

Kenny had been VP and managing director at Buena Vista Intl. since 1993. He joined BVI-TV in 1992 as director of sales and initiated the division’s international barter syndication business in Eastern Europe, Russia and India.

Before that, Kenny was director of media development at ad agency Young & Rubicam. Kenny will continue to report to London-based Etienne de Villiers, president of Walt Disney Television Intl.

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