Disney Channels U.S. Ups Programmer TVWeek
Disney Channels U.S. announced a key promotion in its programming group. Promoted to vice president, multi-platform programming for Disney Channels U.S. was Katharine Linke.
"Linke, who joined Disney in 2000, has oversight of the non-linear programming and scheduling strategy for Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD content on platforms including three branded WATCH Disney apps, Netflix, Broadband, Electronic Sell-through, Video-On-Demand, Mobile, Airlines and Cruise lines," the company said in its announcement.
Making the announcement today was Paul DeBenedittis, senior vice president, programming strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide, to whom Linke reports.
Said DeBenedittis: "Katharine has been at the forefront of shaping the digital video strategy for Disney Channels; helping to broaden our audience and expand our content to new platforms. Under her leadership, the multi-platform programming team is responsible for over 65 monthly schedules across the digital landscape, and plays a crucial role in delivering on our commitment to provide quality content when and where our audience wants it."
Linke was most recently executive director, multi-platform programming, Disney Channels U.S. "Among her accomplishments is the multi-platform plan for Disney Channel Games 2007, which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media," the announcement notes.