Kabillion has upped Emmy Award winner and veteran entertainment executive Stevan Levy to president of programming and operations.
In his new role, Levy will lead the way in securing quality programming and cementing strategic partnerships to help bring Kabillion and its offerings to more kids and families nationwide. A key member of the company since its inception in 2007, Levy most recently served as Kabillion’s VP of programming.
During his tenure at Kabillion, Levy has been instrumental in consistently increasing audience numbers annually, with last year’s figures climbing 22 percent over the previous period. Under his leadership, the company has also expanded its offerings into massively multiplayer online games and mobile applications.
Prior to his term as Kabillion’s VP of programming, Levy was VP of global operations and production and is credited with realigning the company’s programming strategy, increasing television viewership by more than 1,100 percent and online viewership by 500 percent. Prior to joining Kabillion, Levy spent ten years at The Walt Disney Company, most recently as producer of development production. In this position, he produced more than 80 pilots for Walt Disney Television Animation, including Phineas & Ferb and Kim Possible, and in 2008, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for for I Got a Rocket!
“Stevan has been a valuable part of Kabillion’s executive team for more than a dozen years and I can’t think of a better choice for leading our programming and operations during this dynamic time in the kids’ streaming media landscape,” said Mike Young, co-CEO of Splash Entertainment and Kabillion. “With his impressive major studio track record and great industry connections, Stevan will help ensure the network’s continued success for many years to come.”
“The children’s television ‘playground’ is constantly shifting and Kabillion is well positioned to quickly change with it, giving viewers access to a range of the best entertainment options, including voice-activated on-demand content and beyond,” added Levy. “My goal is to provide Kabillion viewers with a robust slate of world-class programming that they can enjoy wherever they may be, as we continuously work to expand both our content and audiences.”