Sharon Stevens joins Hollywood Suite

The former senior director of multiplatform content at Blue Ant joins the company as director of programming.

Sharon StevensHollywood Suite has appointed Sharon Stevens to the newly created position of director of programming.

In her new role, the former senior director multiplatform content at Blue Ant Media will be involved with acquisitions, scheduling and helping to grow the company’s subscriber base across Canada. Stevens will report to Hollywood Suite’s VP of programming Ellen Baine.

Stevens also previously served as Blue Ant’s senior director of scheduling from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, she held the title of director of programming and acquisitions at Toronto’s GlassBOX Television.

In December, president and co-founder David Kines told Playback Daily the company had seen 55 consecutive months of subscriber and revenue growth since it launched more than five years ago. 

Kines attributed part of that growth to the company’s rebrand, which was initially announced in September 2015. Seeking to get ahead of the introduction of pick and pay, Hollywood Suite announced plans to rebrand its service by dropping its U.S. studio-based branding and relaunching as four, decade-focused channels devoted separately to movies from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.