As Vice President, Digital Media for Disney Channels Worldwide, Lauren DeVillier is responsible for the strategy, production and operations of DisneyChannel.com, DisneyJunior.com, DisneyXD.com and RadioDisney.com, as well as efforts related to the development of broadband, apps, mobile, social and interactive television applications for the Disney/ABC Television Group’s kids channels and brands.
Ms. DeVillier has over 17 years experience working in the online and emerging technology industry. Before joining Disney/ABC Television Group in September 2008, she oversaw the Yahoo! Kids business with responsibility for all aspects of the division, including strategy, content, research and business management. Prior to her role with Yahoo! Kids, she launched Yahoo! Green, a corporate initiative focused on an innovative site providing news and information on global warming and related environmental issues and drove strategic product initiatives for the Yahoo! Food and Yahoo! Health businesses.
Ms. DeVillier has also held management positions at Microsoft including the MSN Kids channel, one of the first online networks aimed exclusively at children’s programming. At MSN, she helped pioneer creative online programming through partnerships with a variety of leading media companies. She also worked within the Microsoft TV division where she managed the developer program audience to create interactive TV capabilities to be supported on the Microsoft TV software platforms for set top boxes.
Ms. DeVillier is a member of American Women in Radio & Television and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Digital Media team was also the 2008 winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Media Programming as well as, winners of the 2012 Mobile Excellence Award Winner and 2013 iKids Award Best App for Disney Junior Appisodes.
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.
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