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Topic: Rich Ross

Discovery's New President Promises to Ditch Silly Stunts Like 'Eaten Alive'

Wants growth from inclusive programming, not sensationalism

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…

The Incredible Shrinking Christmas

Nickelodeon's ratings woes and lackluster toy sales have clients saying, 'Bah, humbug'

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…

Disney Studios Head Rich Ross Steps Down

Veteran exec departs in wake of heavy ‘John Carter’ losses

Reeling from the John Carter debacle, Walt Disney Studios and Rich Ross on Friday abruptly severed ties with one another. A 15-year Disney veteran, Ross had served as the head of…

Carolina Lightcap Steps Down as Disney Channels President

Gary Marsh assumes Rich Ross’ old job

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…

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