Disney Media Networks ups Dubester

New vp of global distribution strategy and biz development

Disney Media Networks is promoting Todd Dubester to vp of global distribution strategy and business development.

Dubester will oversee the department, which handles international, syndicated, digital and affiliate distribution of Disney's news and entertainment content. Dubester is tasked with business development -- finding new distribution channels and business models. He will report to Ben Pyne, president of the division.

"Todd possesses great creative and analytical talent for developing and evaluating opportunities," Pyne said. "His oversight of the new department will play a pivotal role in the convergence of content distribution in the digital era."

A former investment banking analyst, Dubester joined the company in 2005 and worked various positions in business development.