ABC has tapped Peter Seymour to serve in a newly created role as chief financial officer for the Disney/ABC Television Group.
The new position centralizes financial responsibilities for the various television channels managed by Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, to whom Seymour will report. That includes the ABC television network, ABC Studios, ABC-owned television station group, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Radio Disney and Hyperion Publishing.
Disney, in a news release, said that Seymour would continue to oversee strategy development for the Walt Disney Company’s worldwide broadcasting and cable businesses and supervise its research, customer relationships and media planning. He has served as executive vice president of strategy and research for Disney Media Networks since 2008.
“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 in a statement.