Ascent Media Group, LLC today announced that Donna Thomas has been promoted to senior vice president of sales for cable, telco and new media initiatives. Her new role reflects the success Thomas has had during the past 12 months, winning new TV network distribution clients while managing and renewing contracts with major studios.

“Donna has been instrumental in establishing key relationships with major studios, cable TV, telco and satellite distributors,” said Adam Poulter, senior vice president global sales and account management of Ascent Media Group. “She’s uniquely qualified to deliver long-term strategic digital content workflow solutions that are essential for the industry.”

Formerly vice president, global account management, Thomas rejoined Ascent Media in 2008. Thomas brings more than 18 years of cable TV leadership and experience in designing and executing strategic deals for programming networks, operators and broadband distributors. She has served as area vice president, cable sales at RealNetworks and as senior vice president, affiliate sales, for Discovery Networks.

Thomas is very involved in the cable community, having served as past president of the Philadelphia chapter of CTAM, and is an active member of CTAM today. She was honored to be included as a fellow in the Class 7 Women in Cable & Telecommunications Betsy Magness Institute.

Recently, Thomas developed a company-wide holiday charitable event to raise money and volunteers to support the homeless. She was able to gain the support of Ascent Media employees and industry clients to adopt homeless families. In addition, she’s also dedicated to mentoring young women with her own foundation that has provided college scholarships to young women for the past 10 years.

About Ascent Media Group

Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascent Media Corp. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). With more than 40 facilities worldwide, Ascent Media Group is a leading provider of fully integrated, end-to-end services for the global digital media supply chain. Guided by our entrepreneurial culture, we blend breakthrough creative with emerging technologies to deliver some of the most advanced and innovative media solutions to help film and television studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies make, manage, move and monetize their digital media.

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