In this role, David is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of programming across Disney Channels EMEA, including the development of the linear and multi-platform programming strategy. He also determines the direction of original production and oversees the development and production slates of originally produced content, acquisitions and co-productions and advises on the overall strategic direction for Disney Channels across the region.
David joined Disney ABC Cable Networks Group in March 2004 and most recently served as VP and GM of Disney XD Worldwide where he was responsible for overseeing Disney XD, including strategic oversight and scheduling, identifying acquisition and co-production opportunities. He established new and innovative programming initiatives such as Pranksgiving, Disney Fandom, Disney Tryathlon. And prior to that he held the post of VP of Worldwide Programming Strategy, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Disney Channels Worldwide, where he led the task force to launch Disney XD channel in the US and guided its rollout worldwide. David also led the global programming launches of Hannah Montana, Phineas and Ferb and the High School Musical franchise.
Before joining Disney, David was VP of Business Affairs and Development at Ragdoll USA, where he oversaw all legal matters and North American television sales.
Featured in: Harnessing the Power of the App; 30 Minutes with David Levine, Disney Channels EMEA