Walt Disney Co. has a deal in the works where the company would support furthering broadband to gain ground in its own campaign for Internet piracy reform.
Harvey Myman is to be VP of creative affairs for the unit, where he is to help develop talent and full-length projects. Myman previously was SVP of comedy development for Columbia TriStar TV.
Michael Powell yesterday urged telecoms to support the equipment makers, which he said is crucial for a recovery.
By 2007, 29% of all TV watched will be on-demand, Forrester Research predicts. The growth in VOD could force changes in the ways networks advertise and brand themselves.
The classic ABC program paved the way for most family sitcoms to follow. The show also set a record -- 14 years and 435 episodes -- for the longest-running family sitcom.