Vice President, Kids Programming, Disney Channels Europe and Africa/UK & Ireland
The Walt Disney Company
David Levine is Vice President, Kids Programming, Disney Channels Europe and Africa/UK and Ireland. In this role, he is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of kids programming including the development of the linear and multi-platform programming strategy.
Additionally, he is responsible for determining the direction of original production and commissions all originally produced content, acquisitions and co-productions for Disney kids platforms. He has developed and commissioned Emmy-nominated Evermoor, First Class Chefs,
The Lodge and 101 Dalmatian Street.
David oversees programming strategy for pan-regional Disney Junior and Disney XD, reaching over 110 countries and 70 million households. David has operational responsibility for UK & Ireland kids programming, and regional responsibility for kids channel performance across the region. David also serves as an Executive Sponsor of the Pride UK business resource group for Disney’s LGBTQ+ employees.
A 15+ year Disney veteran, David has served in a variety of roles, including GM UK/Nordics Disney Channels; VP/GM, Disney XD Worldwide; VP, Worldwide Programming Strategy, Acquisitions and Co-Productions.
David has been an OUTStanding/Financial Times Top 100 LGBTQ+ Executive for the past three years, and serves as a Trustee for anti-bullying charity ‘Ditch the Label.’