Disney Exec. Paul Robinson Leaves Mouse House

Paul Robinson, senior VP of worldwide programming strategy for ABC Cable Networks Group and senior VP/managing director of Disney U.K. branded television is leaving the Walt Disney Company. After five years with the Mouse House, he will pursue new opportunities in radio and television.

Paul joined Disney in November 1998 and has built the U.K. and Ireland branded TV business from a single feed to a commercially successful multiplex of four channels available in 5.1 million subscribing homes. In addition, he pioneered the development of Playhouse Disney in the U.K., launched Toon Disney and Disney Channel Active, led the creation of the Capital Disney radio joint venture with Capital Radio and secured Disney’s new entertainment channel on Freeview.

Paul will continue to serve as a consultant to the Walt Disney Company until his contract expires on Jan. 31, 2004.