July 9, 1999 |
In a cost-cutting move aimed at improving the stock price of the world's second-largest media company, Walt Disney Co. is restructuring its network television operations by combining them into a single unit at ABC. Walt Disney Television Studio, including Buena Vista Television Productions, will be merged with ABC's prime-time division to form a new unit called ABC Entertainment Television Group.
July 8, 1999 |
In a radical restructuring of its prime-time TV operation, Walt Disney Co. plans to merge its Buena Vista Television Production group, which is now part of Disney Studios, into the ABC Television Network.
August 3, 1997 |
No official fight bell will clang when the two latest entries in the late-night talk-show arena, "Vibe" and "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show," square off at 11 p.m. Monday. But publicists, agents and talent managers are getting their scorecards ready for what they say will be one of the fiercest late-night showdowns since CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" first went toe to toe with NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in 1993.
October 24, 1996 |
ABC Exec to Head Buena Vista Television: Walter C. Liss, president and general manager of ABC-owned station WABC-TV in New York, has been named chairman of Buena Vista Television. In that capacity, the 25-year ABC veteran will run parent company Disney's distribution arm--which syndicates such shows as "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee" and "Siskel & Ebert"--as well as pay television. He replaces Randy Reiss, whose exit had long been anticipated.
January 25, 1994
Robert Jacquemin, president of Buena Vista Television, the TV program syndication arm of Walt Disney Studios, has resigned. Jacquemin, who headed BVT for nine years, recently spearheaded the company's highly successful campaign to sell the reruns of its hit series "Home Improvement." Nonetheless, there were long-running rumors of friction between Jacquemin and his bosses, Walt Disney Studios President Richard H. Frank and Executive Vice President Randy Reiss.
November 3, 1988
Carole Black has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president-marketing at Buena Vista Television, Burbank. Black previously served as vice president-worldwide marketing, video, for Buena Vista Home Video.