Discovery Channel has partnered with an iconic American brand for its new scripted miniseries, Harley and the Davidsons, but it's not the one you would expect.
Rich Ross, former CEO of Shine America and chairman of Walt Disney Studios, had been on the job for just 72 hours as Discovery Channel's new president when he met with reporters this week.
As anyone who’s ever cracked open an Econ 101 textbook will tell you, there’s something a little goofy happening at the moment in the kids television market. Despite flattened demand and a drag on volume largely driven by a massive ratings shortfall at Nickelodeon, pricing on kids-targeted inventory hasn’t budged.
Reeling from the John Carter debacle, Walt Disney Studios and Rich Ross on Friday abruptly severed ties with one another.
Just two years into the job, Carolina Lightcap has stepped down as president of Disney Channels Worldwide, effective immediately. The Disney/ABC Television Group on Thursday confirmed Lightcap’s departure, adding that Gary Marsh will succeed her in the job. Marsh will continue to serve as the unit’s chief creative officer.