Saturday, January 23, 2016

ABC's Bob Sherwood To Keynote NAB-RAB Radio Show

Ben Sherwood
Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, will deliver opening remarks at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The opening session will take place Monday, April 18, following NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith's "State of the Broadcast Industry" address. The opening event is sponsored by Blackmagic Design.

Sherwood oversees ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network. He also oversees Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of more than 100 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels or channel feeds available in 163 countries in 34 languages, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands.

Additionally, Sherwood’s responsibilities include oversight of cable network Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family), and the company’s equity interest in A+E Networks, Fusion, and Hulu. Altogether, the Disney/ABC portfolio is responsible for the creation of more than 24,000 hours of original content each year.

“Mr. Sherwood has achieved great success throughout his career as a journalist, producer, writer and media executive,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “He is a respected executive and a creative thinker with keen business sense. We look forward to hearing about his approaches to today’s rapidly evolving media business at this year’s NAB Show.”

Previously, Sherwood was president, ABC News, a position he had held since December 2010. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of ABC News’ broadcasts as well as ABC News Radio,, satellite service NewsOne and ABC News NOW. During his tenure, “Good Morning America” became the #1 morning TV news program. ABC News reaches a combined audience of well over 270 million people a month on television, on radio and online.

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