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January 17, 2014

Disney Junior and Disney/ABC Television Group Digital Media Execs Discuss the Debut of 'Sheriff Callie's Wild West'

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
When you think Disney Junior, which every parent in America with a toddler is bound to do from time to time, you think of great, educational programming like "Sofia the First," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Doc McStuffins"—true favorites among the 2-to-5-year-old set. But what might elude moms and dads, who have become just as big fans of these hit shows, is how the network and its content are on the cutting edge of digital media technology.
December 12, 2013

All-New, Contemporary Live-Action Disney Channel Original Movie 'Descendants' to Introduce Teenage Children of Iconic Disney Villains

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company

They’ve struck fear into our hearts with a piercing gaze. With sinister, spine-tingling laughter they send chills rippling through our bodies. And now, for the first time, we meet their teenage kids? Yes, the Disney Villains’ legacy will continue in the brand-new, contemporary live-action Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants."

October 1, 2013

A Sneak Peek of Fusion

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company

Fusion—the new television and digital network from ABC and Univision that engages and champions a smart, diverse and inclusive America through original reporting, humor and lifestyle content—is almost here! Programming will cover a unique mix of information about current events, entertainment, sports, technology and lifestyle news that is relevant to the most exciting, fastest-growing group of young people in America: Hispanic millennials.

September 23, 2013

A Guide to ABC's Fall Premiere Schedule

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
Finally, the fall television season is upon us! I can hardly wait to get back into some of my favorite ABC shows like "Revenge" and "Nashville." I’m also really excited about ABC’s new lineup—it seems there’s something for everyone on this menu! With sure-fire hits such as "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," laugh-out-loud comedies, including "The Goldbergs" and deliciously sudsy dramas like "Betrayal"—my viewing schedule is fully booked!
September 5, 2013

'Pretty Little Liars' Summer Finale Becomes the 'Most Social' Episode in TV History

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
ABC Family has approximately 1.9 million reasons to celebrate last week’s summer finale of the hit series "Pretty Little Liars."
August 15, 2013

ABCNews.com Unveils Its New Look

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company

Just yesterday, ABCNews.com revealed a sleek new look. The clean design caters to consumers who are increasingly turning to mobile devices and digital technology to stay up to speed on the latest news. The team at ABCNews.com created a design that now showcases more live video, editorial features and social trends.

July 25, 2013

Disney Channel's 'Teen Beach Movie' Delivers Huge Ratings

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
School’s out, summer’s in and surf’s up for Disney Channel’s latest phenomenon "Teen Beach Movie." The surf-rock musical set inside a ‘60s beach party premiered on Friday, July 19 to huge ratings—8.4 million Total Viewers, to be exact.
July 18, 2013

65th Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations Announced

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
It’s that time of year again—Emmy Awards season! Today, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences kicked off the annual race to see who’ll take home the coveted Emmy when they announced the 65th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations. And, of course, that means Disney/ABC Television Group was among those to be recognized—remember, it’s just an honor to be nominated!— with dozens of nominations.
May 15, 2013

Disney/ABC Television Group Celebrates 30 Years of Disney VoluntEARS

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
As David mentioned earlier this month, Disney VoluntEARS have given more than 7.5 million hours of their time in service since 1983. This month, businesses from all around The Walt Disney Company are celebrating this remarkable 30th anniversary milestone in their own unique way. Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) is no exception.
April 24, 2013

'General Hospital' Celebrates 50 Years

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
The Quartermaines. Sonny Corinthos. Luke and Laura. Do those names sound familiar? Well, they should. We’ve been savoring every juicy minute of these characters’ intertwined lives over the last 50 years on television’s longest-running soap opera, the Emmy Award®-winning "General Hospital."