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Lisa Hsia upped at Bravo

Having overseen many of the cable net's moves into the social TV space, she moves from SVP of digital media to EVP.
February 17, 2011

Lisa Hsia, previously senior vice president of Bravo Digital Media since 2005, has been upped to executive vice president of the department. In the new post, she’ll continue to oversee Bravo’s digital businesses, such as Bravotv.com and Televisionwithoutpity.com, as well as the U.S. cable net’s initiatives in emerging media, including wireless, interactive TV, gaming, apps, and multi-platform programming.

“Under Lisa’s strategic direction, Bravo Media has become an industry leader in the digital landscape and continues to earn remarkable double-digit growth across all platforms year after year,” said Bravo president Frances Berwick in a statement.  “This success has been driven by Lisa and her team’s groundbreaking innovations that engage fans on a deeper level and create a more immersive viewing experience.”

Hsia has overseen many of Bravo’s moves into the Social TV space, including its Inforframe, which enables interactivity with programming and commercials, the Bravo Talk Bubble, and Bravo Now, a tablet and smartphone app which allows fans to engage in co-viewing interaction.

Prior to Bravo, Hsia was vice president of NBC News since 2001.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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