Disney+, the recently launched streaming service from global entertainment giant Disney, has appointed Chris Loveall to the role of vice president of content, international.
Loveall (pictured) will report to Matt Brodlie, senior vice president of international content development, working closely with him and Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international regional teams on the development and production of original scripted and unscripted series, as well as acquisitions for all markets outside of the U.S.
He was previously VP of international programming for AMC Networks, including AMC, SundanceTV and BBC America, where he was responsible for the development of original international commissions and coproductions as well as select acquisitions for each network.
Before AMC, Loveall served as VP of original programming at Pivot, developing scripted drama, comedy and animation projects, and overseeing international coproductions. He has also previously held a number of programming-focused positions at ABC Signature Studios, The CW, and various prodcos.
“Chris has great instincts and a deep understanding of storytelling opportunities in the international marketplace,” said Brodlie in a statement. “He will be a tremendous asset as we grow a rich, diverse slate of original content that builds on the Disney+ storytelling ethos in ways that are unique to each of our international markets.”
“I’m excited to be part of the Disney+ team and look forward to working with them to identify and develop stories that resonate with fans of the service around the world,” added Loveall.
Disney launched the highly-anticipated Disney+ on Nov. 12, with numerous unscripted series and documentaries available at launch, including Marvel’s Hero Project. The company announced shortly after its launch that it had registered 10 million subscribers.
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