paul debenedittis – Advocacy Committee member
Paul DeBenedittis is currently the named executive vice president of programming and content strategy at Nickelodeon. There, he will lead content and programming strategies, partnerships, acquisitions and media planning for the flagship network as well as Nick Jr., Nicktoons and TeenNick across linear television, digital, branded apps and video-on-demand channels, among other platforms. He also oversaw the Disney Channel Worldwide Programming Strategy team.
Most recently, he was senior VP of programming strategy at Disney Channels Worldwide, including Disney Junior and Disney XD. Franchises under his watch included “The Descendants, “Camp Rock,” “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Mickey Mouse Club House.”
Prior to The Walt Disney Company, DeBenedittis spent 10 years at MTV as Executive Vice President, Multiplatform Programming, Content Strategy and Scheduling. DeBenedittis led the programming strategy and content windowing for hit series and events including Laguna Beach, Jackass, The Osbournes, The Real World, Total Request Live, The MTV Video Music Awards and The MTV Movie Awards. He was also responsible for curating the network’s various programming destinations, including MTV’s primetime originals block, The 10 Spot, and the channel’s weekday afternoon and weekend slates.