Stephanie Eno Tapped to Lead Gannett and Debmar-Mercury's Programming Partnership
The fourth-largest U.S. TV station group will test shows which, if successful, will be syndicated by the division of Lionsgate
The recently formed programming partnership between Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury has appointed Stephanie Eno as vp development.
The partnership has not announced any programming plans yet but is intended to produce and test shows of varying lengths and genres throughout the year on the Gannett stations. If the shows work, they would go into national syndication through Debmar-Mercury, a division of Lionsgate.
An announcement Wednesday by Gannett president Dave Lougee and Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein touted Eno's experience as an executive producer and her past creative and production roles at networks.
“Working together with the Debmar-Mercury team we are well positioned to create innovative, truly interactive, quality first-run programming that can meet the needs of our stations across dayparts well into the future,” said Lougee.
Marcus and Bernstein said that Eno “has earned a reputation as a highly creative collaborator who we believe can effectively execute on the vision we share with our great partners at Gannett.”
Eno most recently worked for the TLC cable network where she oversaw production of new and current series and helped launch digital efforts. Among shows she worked on are Say Yes to the Dress and What Not to Wear. She also helped create a digital experience for the latter program.
Before TLC, Eno was director of current series for The Style Network, where she worked on series including Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?
Before that she was a vp programming and production for the Fine Living Network and a freelance producer.
Gannett is the fourth-largest TV station group in the U.S., with 38 stations it owns or controls in 30 markets. It has been making acquisitions of other stations in the last year and currently reaches just under 30 percent of U.S. TV homes.