Alisa Bowen named president of Disney+ – What’s On Disney Plus

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Disney has announced that Alisa Bowen is promoted to President of Disney+, effective immediately. In this role, Bowen will build on the flagship streaming service’s reputation as a global destination for premium content. Bowen has led global business operations for Disney’s streaming platforms, including Disney+, since its launch in 2019. During that time, Disney+ has grown rapidly, expanding its reach to 154 markets worldwide with 152, 1 million total subscriptions at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2022.

Bowen will work closely with key executives at The Walt Disney Company to continue to focus on innovation, including the upcoming launch of the ad-supported tier, as well as multi-channel promotional support for Disney+ and its strong lineup of contents.

Regional leaders for Disney+ in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Latin America will report jointly to Bowen and regional leaders. Bowen will continue to report to Michael Paull, President, Direct to Consumer, Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution, who said the following in a statement:

“Alisa has been an indispensable member of our leadership team since the inception of Disney+. She possesses a rare and valuable combination of deep institutional knowledge, forward-thinking innovation and global vision rooted in a strong focus on our consumer, who is perfectly suited for this critical role, and I am confident that she will have an immediate and positive impact on the business.”

Alisa Bowen said in a statement:

“Disney+ is a story of phenomenal growth and has thrilled fans around the world on a huge scale. We have a top-notch team behind this success and I’m thrilled to partner with them in this new role as we are driving the next phase of growth for Disney+. Our upcoming content is incredibly exciting, and we’re committed to innovating to give our fans and subscribers the best experience possible, including more choices about how they can enjoy Disney+ “

Bowen is a seasoned media executive with decades of experience in product, technical and operational leadership roles at multiple global media organizations. She most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations for Disney Streaming, overseeing global content and business operations for the company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses, Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Star+. . This included cross-functional leadership of the global rollout of Disney+ to 154 markets worldwide.

She joined Disney in 2017 as SVP, Digital Media and CTO of the company’s international operations, where she led a transformation of Disney Channels’ broadcast technology, content operations and digital publishing in the region. EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Prior to Disney, Bowen served as CTO of News Corp Australia, where she was responsible for digital transformation strategy, including pivoting to digital subscription business models and launching new digital advertising offerings. She has also held leadership positions in product, business operations and general management at major media outlets.

Bowen holds an MBA from London Business School and will continue to be based in Los Angeles, California.


Roger Palmier

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a child and that interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney parks around the world and has an extensive collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What’s On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: [email protected] Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk


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