Craig Hunegs is leaving Disney. The President of Entertainment at Walt Disney Television has decided to step down six months after a major restructure at the company. The Warner Bros. veteran joined Disney in 2019 following the Mouse House’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and he was to serve as a layer between Dana Walden and the heads of the various Disney-owned TV studios.
Warner Bros. TV veteran Craig Hunegs will be joining the Walt Disney Company at the close of the pending 21st Century Fox acquisition as President, Disney Television Studios, the combined TV studio operation comprised by 20th Century Fox TV, Fox 21 TV Studios and ABC Studios/ABC Signature. He will report to Dana Walden, Chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.
Warner Bros. TV executive Craig Hunegs will exit his role at the end of the year, capping a more than 20-year-career at the studio. Most recently president of business and strategy at Warner Bros. TV Group and president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, Hunegs managed all of the studio’s television production and oversaw its portfolio of digital brands.
The new division, of Warner Bros. Television Group is called Warner Bros. Digital Networks, and will be headed by Craig Hunegs. It will build out OTT and and owned digital video services. Several new OTT channels and content-creation projects will be debuting over the coming months, Hunegs said.
Peter Roth, Craig Hunegs and Jeffrey Schlesinger to run studio’s television businesses; Thomas Gewecke to become chief digital officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment; Ron Sanders and Diane Nelson to assume additional responsibilities in distribution and games.