MARCH 15, 2011 — David Levine has been promoted to Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide, it was announced today by Carolina Lightcap, President, Disney Channels Worldwide. Mr. Levine will take on strategic oversight of the multiplatform Disney XD and will focus on fueling its continued growth. The new role is designed to leverage a fast-growing portfolio of brands under the Disney Channels Worldwide banner, to provide more brand-focused leadership and meet an increased commitment to delivering high quality creative content to kids and families. Levine, who joined Disney in 2004, will report to Ms. Lightcap in his General Manager role and, in his program planning and scheduling role, will report to Paul DeBenedittis, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide.
In making the announcement, Ms. Lightcap said, “David brings dedication and a wealth of experience to this newly created position, and I am confident he will increase our strength by serving as Disney XD’s brand champion, driving the overall strategy and marshaling the many opportunities it offers.”
In the U.S., Disney XD marked its two year anniversary in February and has delivered eighth consecutive quarters of ratings growth on television. Disney XD is available via 21 channels, in 18 languages in 120 countries/territories worldwide.