SVP, Digital Distribution & Partnerships Discovery Communications
Rebecca Glashow oversees the strategy, development and execution of Discovery’s digital media distribution business. She leads the company’s digital video strategy and negotiations across all platforms (including TV Everywhere, Video on Demand, Electronic Sell Through and Mobile) and plays an essential role in expanding the digital video business worldwide.
Previously, as vice president, digital media distribution, Glashow oversaw the distribution of Discovery Mobile as well as broadband and iTV programming on digital platforms. In addition, she fostered new and existing relationships with emerging content distributors as well as top MSOs and DBS providers to drive revenue, enhance the quality of services for Discovery’s partners and amplify brand presence in the market.
Before joining Discovery, Glashow was director, video-on-demand and interactive television, content acquisitions for Comcast Cable Communications, where she negotiated new media license agreements, formulated content strategy, spearheaded new product initiatives and developed ad sales opportunities with Comcast Spotlight. Glashow played an integral role in expanding Comcast’s video-on-demand content offerings, securing the first movie VOD deal with Disney and launching a pioneering initiative with IFC Films that offered movies on-demand the same day they premiered in theaters.
Prior to that, Glashow served as director, content planning and management for iN Demand Networks, specializing in high-definition and video-on-demand programs and platforms. In this role, she licensed VOD content for cable operators, developed original co-productions and acquired programming for the INHD network. Among her many accomplishments, she launched the first VOD systems with Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications in 2001.
Glashow also worked in film development, acquiring acquisitions, soliciting financing and selling distribution rights for Unapix, a home video company.
Among her numerous industry honors and accolades, Glashow has been recognized as one of Multichannel News’ “Women to Watch” and “40 Under 40” and CableFAX’s “Digital Hot List,” “20 to Watch: Rising Stars in Cable” and “Sales Executive of the Year.”
Glashow holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She is based at Discovery’s offices in New York.