Disney Hires Warner Bros. Digital Vet Craig Hunegs
March 5, 2019
Disney reportedly has hired Craig Hunegs as president of newly formed Disney Television Studios, which will include 20th Century Fox assets once the merger is consummated.
Hunegs, who most recently headed Warner Bros. Digital Networks as the unit’s founding senior executive, was responsible for the studio’s over-the-top video initiatives. He also oversaw Warner Bros. Television Group’s business and strategy operations.
Hunegs, a frequent mention in Media Play News’ annual “Digital Drivers” feature, helped incorporate classic Warner movies in the now-shuttered FilmStruck movie streaming service.
The executive was also instrumental in the August 2018 launch of DC Universe, Warner’s SVOD service featuring DC Comics content.
“Developing new ways for consumers to access some of our most popular and iconic brands and franchises … on the devices they choose, is one of our studio’s top priorities,” Hunegs said last year.