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Ovation appoints distribution boss

US arts and culture cable net Ovation has recruited John Malkin as its distribution chief. As executive VP of content distribution, Malkin will report to Ovation CEO Charles Segars and will oversee channel and content distribution efforts. He replaces Brad Samuels, who recently left Ovation for Bloomberg TV. Ovation’s senior VP of content distribution and […]

Ovation hires Cox veteran Pons

American arts network Ovation TV has hired cable veteran Mike Pons to become its senior VP of content distribution. Pons’ hire comes concurrently with the promotion of programming and production head Scott Woodward to executive VP. Pons (pictured) joins from cable company US-based Cox Communications, where he was general manager, business development. He was also […]

Ovation poaches TV Guide veteran for production role

US arts network Ovation has hired TV Guide Network’s programming boss to become senior VP, programming and production. In the new role, Scott Woodward will oversee all aspects of Ovation’s TV and off-network content, including development, production, VOD and digital operations. Reporting in to Ovation CEO Charles Segars, he will also be in charge of […]

Robert Weiss on the future for Ovation

Robert Weiss was appointed chief creative officer of Ovation TV late last year and the former Eqal, FX, VH1 and Fuse executive has swiftly restructured the arts and culture network. Kris Slava, Marc Johnson and almost 30 staffers have left in total and several new faces have been brought in during Weiss’ short tenure. TBI […]