Disney-ABC Asia Pac hires Wodtke to lead business strategy & development, new media


MUMBAI: To accelerate development in the core Disney priorities of embracing new technologies and growing its international business, Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific) senior vice president and Managing Director Rob Gilby announced that industry veteran Nicholas Wodtke has been hired as the new Disney-ABC International Television (DAIT) Asia-Pacific vice president Business Strategy & Development and New Media.

"We see amazing growth potential and new business opportunities across the region fueled by the rapid evolution of digital technologies. We are aggressively pursuing digital media opportunities and this newly appointed role allows us to rapidly expand our relationships with existing and new partners, while tapping into exciting emerging technologies to deliver the best entertainment experience on whatever platform consumers want," said Gilby.

Wodtke will play a leading role in growing Disney-ABC International Television’s digital media strategy and business initiatives in Asia Pacific. Working across the Disney organization, Wodtke will help to identify new business opportunities aimed at accelerating growth and building the company’s media business across multiple platforms in all markets in the region with DAIT’s vast and compelling portfolio. Wodtke will be based in Hong Kong.

Gilby added, "Nicholas is a fantastic addition to our team to help drive growth initiatives in the region. His strong background and experience in new media, studio and channel businesses both in Asia and the US will provide additional value for our partners who are rapidly developing digital media strategies to expand their business."

"This is an exciting growth period for Disney in Asia and I am thrilled to be joining the team. Disney’s vast portfolio and compelling content combined with the company’s focus on driving digital media initiatives are very exciting and I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth across all the markets," said Wodtke.