Disney Int’l taps exec veep

Miller to oversee TV activities in Asia Pacific

Doug Miller has been tapped exec VP and managing director, Walt Disney Intl. (Asia-Pacific), reporting to Andy Bird, who is president of the Walt Disney Intl. unit.

At the same time, Miller has been promoted to exec VP and managing director of Walt Disney Television Intl. (Asia Pacific), overseeing all Mouse House TV activities in the region.

In this latter capacity, he continues to report to David Hulbert, who is president of the Walt Disney Television Intl. (WDTV-I) division. In this role, Miller will lead TV development for the company in Asia. He remains based in Hong Kong.

“From a strategic perspective, the Asia-Pacific region is a key area of long-term growth for the entire Disney organization, which is why it is crucial to have an exec of Doug’s caliber in place, whose extensive international business experience will lead our efforts in further developing businesses throughout Asia,” Bird said.

Working in conjunction with all Disney business unit leaders in the region, Miller will coordinate and oversee growth opportunities for Disney throughout the region (excluding Japan) and will target new businesses, expand penetration of existing businesses and lead the development of business in emerging markets.

Previously, Miller was senior VP and managing director of WDTV-I (Asia-Pacific) since August 2002, leading the development of all TV businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, China and India.

Miller’s successes include the expansion of Disney Channel in Asia, the growth of terrestrial Disney-branded programming blocks and the increased distribution of programming. Miller began his Disney career in the ’90s working for the Disney Channel and Soapnet in the States.

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