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Anne Sweeney        

Member of the Board of Directors for Netflix, Former Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks & Former President of Disney-ABC Television Group

Anne Sweeney is a member of the Board of Directors of Netflix. Previously, she was co-chair of Disney Media Networks and President of the Disney–ABC Television Group.

Sweeney’s entertainment experience spans more than three decades including senior roles at the Walt Disney Co., 21st Century Fox and Viacom.

Prior to her work at Disney/ABC she was chairman and CEO of FX Networks, Inc., from 1993 to 1996. During her tenure, she presided over the launch of two basic cable networks, FX, an entertainment network and FXM: Movies from Fox, Hollywood’s first studio-based movie network.

Before joining Fox, Sweeney spent 12 years at Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite in various executive positions, most recently as senior vice president of Program Enterprises. She oversaw Nickelodeon’s international expansion, including launching the channel in the United Kingdom, resulting in a joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting.

From October 2000 to April 2004, Sweeney served as president of ABC Cable Networks Group and The Disney Channel Worldwide.

Sweeney holds a BA from The College of New Rochelle and an Ed. M. from Harvard University.

Speech Topics

Leveraging Digital Technology in Entertainment

UNLEASHED: The Future of Television Programming in the Age of Digital Media


Anne Sweeney Becomes A Director At Netflix
Anne Sweeney said she wanted to be a director when she left her gig as co-Chair of Disney Media Networks. And today she is, but not in the way you might think: She just became a director at Netflix...

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