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Furthering its efforts to get in on content creation, Charter Communications’ has snagged veteran TV executive Katherine Pope to serve in the newly created role of SVP and head of original content.

Charter said Pope will head up all of the cable operator’s original programming efforts, including the development and launch of new shows set to be first available on Charter’s platform. She will report to Senior EVP David Ellen.

Pope will also oversee Charter’s recently inked agreements with AMC and Viacom to develop original content, as well as future partnerships, indicating the operator intends to pursue more content creation agreements down the line.  

 "We are very pleased and incredibly excited to have Katherine Pope leading original content creation for Charter," Ellen said in a statement. "Katherine's creativity, strategic prowess, and wealth of industry knowledge will play an instrumental role in positioning Charter as an industry leader in the creation and distribution of high-quality, original entertainment that will further differentiate Charter's market-leading video products in ways that create value and drive subscribership."

Pope started her career producing network documentaries and specials at CBS and ABC News. She comes to Charter from Studio 8 where she helped launch the company’s independent television division as head of TV. Before that, she served as president of television at Chernin Entertainment since its founding in 2009, and spent 10 years at NBC in a number of leadership roles, including president of the studio.

"I'm excited to partner with networks, studios, and creators to build a high-quality original content experience for Charter's wide-reaching and diverse audience," Pope said. "I look forward to working with David and the extraordinary team at Charter."

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