John Rouse Promoted to Executive Vice President, Affiliate Relations and Marketing at ABC

ABC has elevated John Rouse to executive vice president of affiliate relations and marketing.

A twenty-year veteran of the network, Rouse will lead affiliate distribution planning and negotiations to help maximize exposure to ABC Entertainment, ABC News, “ESPN on ABC” and ABC’s digital initiatives with ABC affiliated and owned stations. He will also continue to oversee affiliate relations activity.

“John has been an invaluable asset to our team,” said Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks. “His business acumen, vast knowledge of the inner workings of the affiliate-network relationship and his innovative vision helps to ensure we keep ABC and its affiliates in a position to take full advantage of the many business opportunities that lie ahead.”

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