OWN Taps Lowe To Lead Distribution Efforts

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 OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has hired former Discovery Channel executive Meg Lowe as its senior vice president of distribution and strategy, the network said Monday.

Lowe, who most recently served as senior vice president of distribution for Discovery Communications, will lead sales and affiliate marketing and all carriage negotiations for OWN.

"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," said OWN co-president Erik Logan in a statement.

Added OWN co-president Sheri Salata: "As the network prepares for the launch of its robust Fall lineup and the debut of "Oprah's Next Chapter" in January, I am confident that this momentum, coupled with Meg's leadership, will help create lasting win-win relationships with distributors and subscribers alike and help expand OWN's nationwide reach."

At Discovery, Lowe oversaw carriage negotiations for Discovery's portfolio of 13 U.S. networks and its suite of HD channels. She also handled negotiation efforts for all Discovery U.S. Hispanic networks along with Discovery's joint venture services - 3net and The Hub, which she will continue to oversee in her new position.

Before joining Discovery in 2010, Lowe spent 15 years at MTV Networks, most recently, as senior vice president, content distribution and marketing. In this capacity she oversaw distribution for all MTV and BET Networks.