Foster takes multiplatform role at ABC


Wendell Foster has been named to the new position of vp multiplatform program planning and scheduling at ABC Entertainment, serving as the primary liaison between scheduling and numerous departments -- including digital media, current programming, affiliate relations, sales, news, ESPN and research -- for all multiplatform and nonprimetime scheduling of all ABC primetime series. He also will work with the departments to develop future programming and windowing strategies for the network's primetime programming. "Wendell's new position will allow us to address the unique challenges of the multiplatform world and to seek out new opportunities for growth and development in this rapidly evolving area," ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson said. Foster, who was vp research at ABC Inc., will report to ABC Entertainment executive vp Jeffrey Bader.