UPN will stop providing its affiliates with kids' programming when its
contract with The Walt Disney Co. expires in August.
Disney instead plans to air the programming on its own cable networks, Disney
Channel and Toon Disney.
UPN affiliates will now program the time on Sunday mornings and Mondays
through Fridays themselves, rather than substituting other UPN-provided kids'
UPN will cease programming Sunday mornings starting Aug. 31 and Mondays
through Fridays Sept. 1.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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