Fox’s Rice will chair Disney TV

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Disney has confirmed that after it acquires assets from 21st Century Fox, Fox executive Peter Rice will become chairman of Walt Disney Television and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. The company also said another Fox executive, Dana Walden, will assume the new role of chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

John Landgraf will continue to run FX and FX Productions as chairman and Gary Knell will serve as chairman of National Geographic Partners.

Ben Sherwood, who had been head of the Disney/ABC Television group, is reportedly leaving the company. Disney said he will remain in his current role during the transition period.


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