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Ben Sherwood

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  • Could James Goldston Be The New Head of ABC News?

    In TV-news circles, James Goldston is the guy who helped breathe new life into "Nightline" after it suffered in the years after Ted Koppel's departure. Or the guy who worked with ABC News chief Ben Sherwood and top producer Tom Cibrowski to send "Good...
  • Bob Iger: 'Work Ethic, Intellect and Curiosity' Helped Ben Sherwood Land Top Disney Job

    It was no knee-jerk appointment: Bob Iger's decision to name ABC News chief Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney's successor atop Disney/ABC TV Group had been in the works for nine months. as far as Iger was concerned. Sherwood (pictured right), however, had...
  • Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million

    Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million
    Walt Disney Co. is buying Maker Studios, the digital media company behind YouTube successes such as "Epic Rap Battles of History" and PewDiePie. Burbank-based Disney said Monday that it will pay $500 million to Maker shareholders. Based in Culver City,...
  • Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million

    The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring Maker Studios, a top YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million with a performance-based earn-out of up to $450 million, the Mouse House announced. According to Disney, Maker Studios will bring it "advanced...
  • After Disney's Maker Buy, More Deals In Store for Multichannel Networks

    With Disney's blockbuster $500 million-plus deal to buy Maker Studios, look for dealmaking activity in the online multichannel network space to continue apace. MCNs are "now top-of-mind for all the major studios," said Peter Csathy, CEO of Manatt Digital...
  • Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios

    By Disney standards, acquiring Maker Studios for less than $1 billion is chump change considering the eye-popping purchases the conglomerate has made over the years. But even when you consider the multi-billions CEO Bob Iger has lavished on properties...
  • Disney buys Maker Studios. Ben Sherwood upped at ABC.

    After the coffee. Before buying another power cord for my laptop. The Skinny: My cat Skinny, for whom the Skinny is named, chewed through yet another power cord for my Mac. It's what he does best. He doesn't try to chew the lamp cords or even my...
  • Speculation starts on Anne Sweeney successor at Disney

    Speculation starts on Anne Sweeney successor at Disney
    It's only been a few hours since Anne Sweeney announced her intentions to resign from her senior role at Walt Disney Co. next January, and speculation is already heating up about who will replace her. Holding the titles of co-chair Disney Media Networks...
  • Anne Sweeney to step down as Disney/ABC TV faces critical juncture

    Anne Sweeney to step down as Disney/ABC TV faces critical juncture
    The most powerful woman at the Walt Disney Co. — and perhaps in all of Hollywood — said that she would leave her job overseeing the company's $10-billion-a-year entertainment TV networks, leaving Disney to search for a successor in an...
  • Choosing Sweeney's successor a key task for Disney

    Choosing Sweeney's successor a key task for Disney
    Help Wanted: Walt Disney Co. seeks executive with experience in both broadcast and cable television. Must embrace new technologies, display keen programming instincts and be deft at corporate politics. Internal candidates welcome. The impending...
  • Analysis: Kevin Reilly's Exit Opens Door to Reshaping of Fox Network Biz

    When Kevin Reilly announced his intention to step down as Fox's entertainment chairman, the knee-jerk response from people across the biz, myself included, was "so who is it?" Usually, exec transitions at that level come when the network or studio...