Disney Channel has announced a series of promotions within its UK management team. Casper Bjorner is promoted to VP marketing, UK, Scandinavia and emerging markets; Jonathan Boseley is promoted to VP, programming, UK, Scandinavia and emerging markets and Nick Fuggle is promoted to executive director, business operations and finance, UK Scandinavia and Emerging Markets. All three Mouseketeers will continue to report to Rob Gilby, managing director of Disney Channel UK, Scandinavia and emerging markets.
The last year has seen a period of growth for Disney Channel with new programme and channel launches both in the UK and continental Europe. Disney Channel launched in South Africa in September 2006, closely followed by Poland, establishing itself as the number one channel among its target audience in both territories. In October 2006 the Playhouse Disney brand was launched in Scandinavia.