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Ovation hires Scott Woodward

The fine arts-focused network has named former TVGN and E! exec Scott Woodward (pictured) as its SVP of programming and production.
November 18, 2013

U.S. cable network Ovation has named Scott Woodward (pictured) as its SVP of programming and production.

Formerly VP of programming and production for TV Guide Network (TVGN), he will oversee the fine arts channel’s content, scheduling, programming, acquisitions, coproductions, development, original programming, on-air promo and digital operations.

Woodward will also head up Ovation’s in-house, multi-platform production arm, Ovation Studios, which launched last May. He will report directly to CEO Charles Segars.

“Scott has a proven track record for developing, producing and programming highly rated original content, which is this network’s top priority,” Segars said in a statement. “He possesses the much-sought-after combination of creative and strategic thinking that will work well for our arts-focused network.”

At TVGN, Woodward oversaw the network’s re-launch in 2004, as well as the company’s production teams and 800 hours of original yearly content. Before that, he served as an executive producer at E! Entertainment Television, working on domestic, international and online series and specials. His credits included Wild On, Extreme Close-Up and E! News specials on the Cannes, Venice and Sundance Film Festivals.

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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