04.26.2011 10:00 AM
ION Media Names Cable Exec Doug Holloway President of Distribution
NEW YORK: ION Media Networks announced today that cable
TV veteran Douglas Holloway has been named president of multichannel
distribution. In the newly created position, Holloway will oversee distribution
efforts for ION Television and its digital channels qubo,
and ION Life. Holloway will oversee ION’s cable, satellite and telco
partner relationships and report to ION chairman and CEO, Brandon Burgess.
Holloway will be based in New York City and oversee a multi-location
distribution team across the United States, including multichannel sales staff.
He will also increase ION’s involvement and representation in a variety of
television distribution trade and marketing organizations.
"ION’s momentum in programming and ratings speaks for itself,” Holloway
said. “Reaching top 10 network status in record time after three straight years
of double-digit growth since launch, we have provided distributors and
consumers with one of the most dynamic television turnaround stories in recent
memory. This makes the distribution position exciting and I look forward to
getting to work.”
Holloway’s recently served as president of NBC’s network distribution partnerships
and affiliate marketing, as well as president of NBCUniversal’s cable investments
where he was responsible for distribution and clearances, and for managing
joint ventures. Holloway’s 30 years of experience also includes his management
of all distribution, on-line, affiliate marketing, local ad sales, finance and
operations while he served as president of network distribution and affiliate relations
for USA Networks. Holloway holds a MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia
University and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Emerson College.