Ovation has named Jason Black vice president, original programming, and head of digital media, the network announced Friday.
Black will oversee development of original programming on Ovation, as well as Ovationtv.com, Ovation's YouTube channel and video on demand. This comes after Ovation's upfront announcement that it will be developing a slate of nine original series.
Prior to joining Ovation, Black served as vice president, celebrity influencer networks, for EQAL Media, managing social media strategies for such sites as JenniferLopez.com and TiaAndTameraOfficial.com
"Jason is a media rock star. I've worked with Jason for nearly 10 years, andthere aren't many folks who can drive this growth in original content with such
a unique, diverse background in traditional and digital,” said Robert Weiss,chief creative officer, Ovation. “Jason is the rare executive who not only has
terrific creative acumen, but who is also a passionate and sincere disciple ofevery form of arts and entertainment – from music, film and fine art to theater,
literature and dance.”