David Levine to Exit Disney


David Levine is leaving his post as VP of kids’ programming for Disney Channels in the U.K., Europe and Africa at the end of the month.

Levine joined the company in the U.S. in 2004 and became VP and general manager of Disney XD Worldwide, before relocating to London in 2013. He has served as general manager of Disney Channel U.K. and Ireland, and VP of programming, production and strategy, before assuming his most recent position in 2019.

In his current role, Levine is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of kids’ programming across Disney Channels Europe and Africa, including the development of the linear and multiplatform/OTT programming strategy. He is also responsible for determining the direction of original production and overseeing the development and production slates of original content, acquisitions and co-productions.

Diego Londono, executive VP of media networks and content for Europe and Africa at Disney, made the announcement in an internal note that Levine has decided to leave the company to “pursue new opportunities” in media.

“A truly international programming executive, David’s extensive breadth of experience, his unique perspective and spirit of teamwork, took our kids’ channels to a higher level and helped make Disney a leading and genre-defining kids’ brand across Europe,” said Londono.