Ovation TV has hired Participant Media executive Mike Kim as senior vice president, content distribution. He reports to content distribution executive vice president John Malkin and Ovation said he will work with Malkin on maintaining and renewing existing national accounts and securing distribution for the network with non-affiliated national accounts, including TV-everywhere, video-on-demand and streaming platforms. He will also be responsible for managing and securing incremental distribution with National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) accounts.
At Participant Media he was vice president, affiliate distribution and partnerships and played a key role in the launch and growth of Pivot. Before joining Participant he was VP of affiliate sales and marketing, Western Division, for Outdoor Channel, overseeing sales and marketing for cable systems in 18 states. Earlier in his career he was a distribution executive at Fox Cable Networks; Tennis Channel and Showtime Networks.
“Mike’s extensive experience in multi-platform content distribution will be critical to our success as we continue to expand our footprint and range of distributor partnerships,” Malkin said in a release. “He understands the challenges and advantages of being part of an independent network in today’s ever-changing media environment and will be a great asset in helping us capitalize on the myriad of opportunities in front of us.”