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People moves: Disney India gets new SVP/MD

Disney Channel has named Antoine Villeneuve SVP and MD of Walt Disney Television India. Villeneuve steps into his new role June 1 and is charged with overseeing Disney Channel, Toon Disney/Jetix and recently acquired Hungama kids' channel operations from his Mumbai base.
May 10, 2007

Disney Channel has named Antoine Villeneuve SVP and MD of Walt Disney Television India. Villeneuve steps into his new role June 1 and is charged with overseeing Disney Channel, Toon Disney/Jetix and recently acquired Hungama kids’ channel operations from his Mumbai base.

Villeneuve hopped over from his post as VP and MD at Jetix France, which is majority-owned by Disney. During his three-year tenure, he managed the channel’s on-air, online and consumer products activities. Previous to that, he spent more than 14 years with Canal + International Services, rising to the position of MD of Canal + Nordic in 1992.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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