You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ABC cable taps Dean

Exec lands new position in biz ops, distribution

Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group.

Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal affairs for the cable division.

“Michael is a proven leader who is well respected both in and outside the Walt Disney Co.,” said Anne M. Sweeney, president of ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide, to whom Dean will report. “He brings extensive strategic and financial experience to this key role and will play an instrumental role as ABC Cable Networks Group continues expansion around the world.”

In his previous post, Dean was responsible for corporate strategy and business development for Disney’s domestic cable and broadcasting businesses.

More TV

  • ATLANTA -- "Alligator Man" -- Season

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 26, 2018

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

  • Fireworks light up the sky during

    TV Ratings: Winter Olympics Hit Back-to-Back Lows in Final Days

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

  • 'Seven Seconds' TV show premiere

    Regina King Talks Heaviness of Role in 'Seven Seconds'

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

  • John Oliver Lawsuit Dismissed: 'Last Week

    John Oliver Victorious: Coal CEO's Defamation Suit Dismissed

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

  • Baz Luhrmann

    Olympic Figure Skating Revives 'Moulin Rouge' and Baz Luhrmann Is Loving It (EXCLUSIVE)

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

  • UnReal Athena Film Festival

    How Trump Beating Clinton Impacted the Gender Politics of 'UnReal' Season 3

    Disney exec Michael Dean has been named to the newly created position of exec VP, business operations and distribution, for ABC Cable Networks Group. Dean, who most recently was senior VP for strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co., will oversee affiliate sales, finance, engineering and technology, business development, human resources and business and legal […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content