With emerging and maturing SVOD, OTT and TV Everywhere services providing new opportunities for content distribution and discovery, Garner ensures A+E Networks takes a forward view in regard to all of its content and brands. Top of mind for the busy exec is ensuring the company maintains control of IP rights in a way that gives it flexibility as it launches new products and partnerships. He recently facilitated several landmark distribution deals for “Roots” and Lifetime’s “UnReal,” and took home an A+E Networks “Create Great” award presented by chief Nancy Dubuc. “The shows that best embrace diversity and inclusion are those which don’t need to shout how diverse they are,” he says. “Every network should have a Shonda Rhimes.”