Peter Seymour has been named to the new position of executive vice president and chief financial officer of Disney/ABC Television Group.
The appointment consolidates financial leadership of the Disney/ABC Television Group, which includes ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC Owned Station Group, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Domestic Television, ABC Family, Radio Disney and Hyperion Publishing.
Seymour will also retain his oversight of strategy development for The Walt Disney Company’s worldwide broadcasting and cable programming businesses, and will supervise research, customer relationship management, media planning and franchise management. He will report to said Anne Sweeney, co-chair of media networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group.
“The consolidation of these important functions into one role allows us to streamline decision making and align our strategic goals to better serve the evolving needs of our group," Sweeney said. "Peter is a proven executive who has a keen understanding of our business and what is needed to continue our momentum and growth.”
Seymour has been executive vice president of strategy and research for Disney Media Networks since 2008.
He joined the Group as senior vice president in 2005. He was previously in the strategic planning unit of The Walt Disney Company. He joined Disney from The LEK/Alcar Consulting Group.