Dec. 13, 2005

Promotions, hires herald int'l expansion at Dis TV

LONDON -- Citing planned expansion into new technology and new business areas, John Hardie, managing director and executive vp of Walt Disney TV, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, on Monday announced a slew of internal promotions and appointments. "We want more people to get to see Disney Channels and this new structure will allow our talented team to concentrate even more on harnessing new technology and expanding into other countries in the region," Hardie said. In a bid to boost the role of strategic planning across the region, Hardie has plucked Robert Gilby from Turner Entertainment Networks Asia in Hong Kong, where Gilby was vp network development and strategic marketing. (Mimi Turner)