Walt Disney Plans Layoffs at ABC TV Group http://bit.ly/14DJc1y
Walt Disney will eliminate about 175 jobs at its ABC TV Group, as it looks to adjust to new technology and changes in viewership, a person familiar with the situation confirmed.
This comes after the Mickey Mouse company revealed plans to lay off more than 300 staffers at ESPN in May. It has also eliminated hundreds of jobs across Walt Disney Studio, LucasArt and Lucasfilm as it looks to streamline operations and cut redundancies.
The new round of cuts threaten staffers at the Disney/ABC Television Group, which aside from the flagship broadcast network, also includes cable networks like ABC Family and Disney Channel as well as owned-and-operated stations, according to the person familiar with the situations. The Disney/ABC Television Group employs around 7,600 people.
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