ABC Digital Guru Albert Cheng Heads to Banff

The Disney/ABC Television Group exec will discuss social TV at the Canadian Rockies media market and conference in June.

TORONTO – Disney/ABC digital guru Albert Cheng, who helped the U.S. network become the first to stream primetime shows on the Internet, is to discuss social TV at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival.

Cheng, executive vp and chief product officer of digital media at the Disney/ABC Television Group, will participate in an informal interview as part of Banff’s nextMEDIA’s digital innovator keynote, organizers said Thursday.

The Disney/ABC's exec's digital media duties extend to developing online video businesses for a range of broadcast and cable properties, including ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Daytime, ABC Family, Disney Channel and SOAPnet.

Cheng’s attendance follows news that ABC network chief Paul Lee is to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival, to run from June 10 to 13, 2012 in the Canadian Rockies.