Disney Ups Cocchia

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Sean Cocchia has been promoted to vice president, business development, Disney Channel Worldwide.

Cocchia had been executive director, business management for Disney Channel U.S.

In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing business planning and development for Disney Channel Worldwide, which includes wholly owned U.S. basic-cable networks Disney Channel and Toon Disney; 23 international Disney Channels; five international Playhouse Disney and six international Toon Disney channels; and the company's majority interest in more than one-dozen Jetix channels.

He reports to Disney Channel Worldwide president Rich Ross.