Nancy Kanter has been promoted to EVP of original programming and GM at Disney Junior Worldwide, which is currently reigning as television’s number-one preschool network in the US.
Previously SVP and GM of Disney Junior, Kanter currently leads the creative content for the brand globally, where, under her leadership, the programming block delivered its biggest year in 2012 on Disney Channel and the year’s top three cable TV series among preschoolers.
Kanter will continue to oversee development and production for all Disney Junior series, including the ratings success Sofia the First, as well as short-form series A Poem Is… and Minnie’s Bow-Toons. The upcoming programming slate for Disney Junior includes Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, a western for preschoolers starring Mandy Moore as the voice of a kitty cat sheriff, and The 7D, a take on the world of Seven Dwarfs set in a contemporary storybook world designed for young viewers and their families.
The channel launched in March 2012, 11 years after Kanter first joined Disney Channel. During her Disney tenure, she has led the rebrand of Playhouse Disney to Disney Junior with a total of 33 channels in 24 languages around the world.