Eric Phillips

Years in Cable: 16

Education: Bachelor’s, Oberlin College; JD, University of Michigan

Phillips maintains strong relationships with Discovery’s partners, resulting in custom, mutually beneficial promotional campaigns, TV Everywhere initiatives and agreements such as Discovery’s recent partnership with live streaming service Philo. He negotiates affiliate agreements for Discovery’s 13 U.S. networks and two wholly owned nets in Canada, and oversees digital distribution strategy across all platforms. In the coming months he’ll face more affiliate negotiations and continue to lead day-to-day management for the domestic distribution team, among other priorities.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year? TVE continuing to improve

What would be the name of the reality show based on your company? Fast N’ Loud

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Email

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “I’m Dying Up Here”

Favorite podcast: “New Yorker Radio Hour”

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