LOS GATOS, CA — Netflix today added Anne Sweeney, recently Co-chair Disney Media Networks and President Disney-ABC Television at the Walt Disney Company to its board, bringing the total number of directors to nine and expanding the breadth of its global and entertainment experience.
"We look forward to benefitting from Anne's perspective as we continue to build our global Internet TV network," said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive.
Ms. Sweeney's entertainment experience spans more than three decades including senior roles at the Walt Disney Co., 21st Century Fox and Viacom. Until she stepped down in January, she oversaw Disney's cable, broadcast and satellite properties around the world since 2004. Previously, she helped establish and served as Chairman and CEO of the FX Networks, part of the Fox Entertainment Group of 21st Century Fox. Earlier in her career, she spent more than 12 years at Viacom's Nickelodeon network. Ms. Sweeney holds a BA from The College of New Rochelle and an Ed. M. from Harvard University.