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[03/05/19 - 12:01 PM]
Craig Hunegs to Assume Role of President, Disney Television Studios, After the Close of the 21st Century Fox, Inc. Acquisition
In this position, Hunegs will have oversight of all functions and areas of operation for Disney Television Studios, which includes ABC Studios, ABC Signature, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

[via press release from The Walt Disney Company]

CRAIG HUNEGS TO ASSUME ROLE OF PRESIDENT, DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS, AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE 21ST CENTURY FOX, INC. ACQUISITION

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced that Craig Hunegs will assume the role of president, Disney Television Studios (DTV Studios), after the close of the 21st Century Fox, Inc. acquisition. He will report to Dana Walden, who, upon close of the 21st Century Fox, Inc. acquisition, will assume the role of chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

In this position, Hunegs will have oversight of all functions and areas of operation for Disney Television Studios, which includes ABC Studios, ABC Signature, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. Reporting directly to Hunegs, once he assumes this role, will be Patrick Moran, president, ABC Studios; Jonathan Davis and Howard Kurtzman, presidents, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Bert Salke, president, Fox 21 Television Studios.

Hunegs most recently served as president, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, and president, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, where he was responsible for overall Television Group performance and for creating growth across Warner Bros.' industry-leading television business.

In the core Television Group business, Hunegs actively managed production for U.S. broadcast, basic and premium cable networks and SVOD services, the growth of Warner Bros. Animation's kids business, expansion of international local production and the evolution of linear and on-demand TV distribution windows. Hunegs was also the lead deal-maker for all Television Group production divisions. He served on the board of The CW network, where he played an active role in setting its linear and digital distribution strategies. He was promoted to the WBTVG president role in May 2013.

Hunegs has been intimately involved with such shows as "Friends," "ER," "West Wing," "Big Bang Theory," "The Bachelor," "Ellen," "Shameless," "Queen Sugar," and all the DC Comics series on The CW and the DC Universe app.

Hunegs was the founding president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks and led the rapid build-out of Warner Bros. OTT services. Previously, he served as executive vice president, Warner Bros. Television Group, from 2006-2013, where he played a central role in managing the division and developing, planning and implementing its key initiatives.

Hunegs is a past board member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, NATPE, The Alliance for Children's Rights and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Hunegs is a trustee of Barnard College, Columbia University.





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[03/19/19 - 12:42 PM]
The World's Fiercest Kitty Invites Kids Around the World to Unlock a New Battle Ground on Netflix
"Netflix has given me the incredible opportunity to help change how young people see themselves," commented "Battle Kitty" creator Matt Layzell.

[03/19/19 - 12:16 PM]
Josh Gates Brings Epic, New Adventures to a Brand-New Season of "Expedition Unknown" Premiering April 10 on Discovery Channel
Armed with his quick wit, and trademark fearlessness along with cutting-edge technology, Gates is tackling new mysteries, new destinations, and making new discoveries in a pulse-pounding, new season.

[03/19/19 - 12:10 PM]
Netflix Orders Limited Series "The Queen's Gambit" from Scott Frank
Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story - set during the Cold War era - follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

[03/19/19 - 12:03 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Unveils a Simian Soap Opera in "A Life Among Monkeys"
The one-hour special draws upon the remarkable work of Dr. Wolfgang Dittus, who has spent over 50 years studying the charismatic toque macaques of Sri Lanka, constituting the longest continuous monkey study in the world.

[03/19/19 - 12:00 PM]
Chris O'Dowd Enters "The Twilight Zone"
O'Dowd will star in the episode titled "The Blue Scorpion," written by Glen Morgan, which will also feature Amy Landecker.

[03/19/19 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, for Fourth Season
The critically acclaimed show uses The Guy, a marijuana dealer (played by Sinclair), to tell a variety of stories about New York lives.

[03/19/19 - 10:53 AM]
MGM Television and Mark Burnett Announce Multi Year Production Deal with Bethenny Frankel
The development deal will include work for unscripted projects where Frankel will serve as an executive producer and/or appear on-camera.

[03/19/19 - 10:30 AM]
Discovery's "Diesel Brothers" Are Bigger, Better, and Badder in All New Season Premiering April 8
New episodes kick off Monday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[03/19/19 - 10:17 AM]
Rory Kinnear Returns to the Penny Dreadful Saga for the Upcoming Showtime(R) Drama Series "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels"
The series also stars Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves and Tony(R) and Emmy(R) winner Nathan Lane.

[03/19/19 - 09:47 AM]
WarnerMedia Entertainment Sets Premiere Date for Ann Curry's "Chasing the Cure" (FKA "M.D. Live"), A Groundbreaking Medical Enterprise from TNT and Lionsgate Television
Debuting Thursday, July 25, "Chasing the Cure" will be simulcast on TNT and TBS from 8-10 p.m. ET.

[03/19/19 - 09:09 AM]
Buddy Valastro Wants to Bake You Rich on New Food Network Series Where Bakers Compete for a Chance to Go Into Business with the Cake Boss
"Bake You Rich" premieres Sunday, April 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/19/19 - 09:00 AM]
First Look Images: Netflix Original Series "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"
Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career.

[03/19/19 - 09:00 AM]
Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde Added as Performers at the "54th Academy of Country Music Awards"
The special will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7 on CBS.

[03/19/19 - 08:26 AM]
Netflix Unveils "The Neighbor's" Best Kept Secret
Clara Lago, Catalina Sopelana and Adrián Pino complete the cast of this comedy based on the namesake comic by Santiago García and Pepo Pérez.

[03/19/19 - 08:14 AM]
VH1's "T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle" Returns April 15 at 9PM ET/PT
Last season, "T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle" was the #1 non-sports cable program in the time period with adults 18-49.