Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has hired a veteran of Discovery Channel and MTV to lead the net’s distribution efforts, Multichannel News reports.
Meg Lowe, former senior vice president of distribution for the Discovery Channel, joins OWN as senior vice president of distribution and strategy, the story says. Lowe will oversee sales and affiliate marketing as well as all carriage negotiations for OWN.
In a statement, OWN co-President Erik Logan, said, "Meg has proven her skills working with distribution partners across Discovery’s U.S. networks and MTV Networks, and I look forward to putting her expertise to work for OWN."
Lowe’s background includes a 15-year tenure with MTV Networks. As SVP, content distribution and marketing, her last position there, she oversaw distribution for all MTV and BET Networks.
OWN is owned in partnership by Winfrey and Discovery, and Lowe will continue to oversee negotiations for two of Discovery’s joint venture services: 3net and The Hub.