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Disney fires TV content material chief Peter Rice, supply says

Peter Rice, then-chairman and chief govt officer of Fox Networks Group Inc., speaks on the Milken Institute International Convention in Beverly Hills, California, Might 3, 2017.

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Disney has abruptly fired Peter Rice, its most senior tv content material govt, a supply informed CNBC Thursday.

It was not instantly clear what led to Rice’s sudden departure from the corporate. In accordance the the New York Instances, Rice was “an ill fit with Disney’s corporate culture.”

The firing comes as Disney is aggressively working to increase its streaming viewers. Rice’s publish oversaw twentieth Tv, ABC Leisure, ABC Information and FX, amongst different manufacturers.

Dana Walden, who additionally made the transition from Fox to Disney, will take over his duties.

— CNBC’s Julia Boorstin contributed to this report.

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