Disney woos Warner Bros. exec for Iberia

Juan Mayne hired to oversee program distribution

LONDON -- DISNEY-ABC-ESPN Television has hired Warner Bros. executive Juan Mayne as its vp program distribution in Iberia.

Mayne will lead Disney's distribution teams in Spain and Portugal across broadcast TV, pay-per-view, cable, satellite as well such newer technologies as VOD, broadband and mobile.

Currently Warner Bros. International Television Distribution's vp sales for Southern Europe, Mayne joins Disney's Madrid office. He will report to Francesca Tauriello, senior vp program distribution for EMEA, effective June 30.

Disney-ABC-ESPN Television's channel distribution team licenses 24 Disney-branded Channels, 8 ESPN channels and Jetix Europe's 15 channels, in the region.