ABC Promotes Head of Affiliate Relations & Marketing

By Kevin Eck 

John Rouse has been promoted from svp to evp of affiliate relations & marketing at the ABC Television Network.

“John has been an invaluable asset to our team,” said Ben Pyne, president of Global Distribution at 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.”

Rouse has worked at the ABC Television Network for 20 years. ABC says during his tenure, “the ABC Television Network and its affiliates have worked together to establish agreements for inventory and promotion exchanges, programming contributions, news video sharing, as well as local enhancements to Watch ABC and”