Ovation Television has named Ellen Schned senior VP, distribution.
Schned had been senior VP, affiliate marketing and distribution, for CBS College Sports.
At Ovation, she will head up network distribution and strategy, as well as oversee its HD channel launch.
She reports to CEO Charles Segars and will be based in Santa Monica.
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