Jonathan Karas


A filmmaker turned TV programmer currently working at Ovation, America's only arts network. As an Acquisitions and Co-Productions manager, I research and negotiate the purchase of programs that fit our brand and attract a niche audience. I am tasked with trying to balance ratings with brand-appropriate content, all while staying under budget. Previously, I held a programming and production role at DeSales Media Group helping to develop, produce and acquire new shows that appeal to a very specific and religious audience. Though the programming didn’t appeal to me personally, I enjoyed the challenge of curating educational entertainment. Whether I develop it, make it or find it, I love working on the content side. That is the part of the industry that will never die. The medium may change, but everyone loves a good story.