Disney France and French broadband company Free have partnered up to launch Disneytek and ABCtek, multi-platform digital TV video services dedicated to Disney and ABC programming.
Disney has expanded the duties of Disney Junior Worldwide senior programming veep Nancy Kanter by naming her general manager as well.
Disney Junior has hired Joe D'Ambrosia to be its programming veep as it moves toward spinning off from Disney Channel.
Disney is shutting down its SoapNet channel, and entering the competitive 24-hour preschool kids TV arena.
Army Archerd, whose 52-year run as a Daily Variety columnist made him unique among showbiz reporters, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of a rare form of mesothelioma, a lung cancer thought to be the…