Douglas Strasnick

Ovation poaches Eqal exec for digital media role

US cable net Ovation has hired Jason Black as its new original programming exec. He has been appointed VP of original programming and head of digital media, a new role at the company, which has undergone rapid change in recent months. Recently-installed chief creative officer Robert Weiss has spearheaded the changes since joining from digital […]

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 […]

Ovation restructures programming, marketing teams

US arts-themed cable channel Ovation has appointed new divisional heads for its programming and marketing divisions as part of a restructure. The appointments of Douglas Strasnick as senior VP, head of programming and content strategy; and Evan Minskoff as senior VP, head of marketing and brand strategy come on the back of Robert Weiss’s appointment […]