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Disney’s Kenny takes WB Int’l TV post

Vet TV exec ankles Mouse house

HOLLYWOOD — Disney’s Simon Kenny was named senior VP, Europe, Warner Bros. Intl. Television Distribution, by WBITD prexy Jeffrey Schlesinger on Tuesday.

Kenny will be based in London, where he will oversee the European sales force and identify equity investments, strategic alliances and co-production opportunities.

He replaces Joshua Berger, who was promoted to the new position of exec VP and managing director, Warner Bros. U.K.

An international television executive with more than a decade of experience in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Kenny joins WBITD from Walt Disney, where he worked for 10 years, most recently as senior VP and managing director of the Walt Disney Internet Group, Europe.

“Simon brings to this job an impressive array of experience in negotiating deals and developing businesses in Europe, Asia and Latin America, whether they involve programming, channel carriage or equity investments,” Schlesinger said. “As our business continues to expand, with new platforms added all of the time, we are pleased to have someone of Simon’s expertise leading our efforts in Europe.”

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