Sarah Tomassi Lindman joins MTV

Former TeenNick exec will oversee scheduling, acquisitions

TeenNick executive Sarah Tomassi Lindman has been hired as executive vp program strategy at MTV.

As a senior member of the network's programming team, Lindman will oversee MTV's schedule and all cross-platform digital video distribution as well as supervise acquisitions for the network.

She replaces John MacDonald, who left the network this year after two years on the job.

"Sarah is a big-picture, strategic thinker with a holistic approach to program planning and has a true understanding of what it takes to make quality television as well as how to deliver it to the right audience at the right time," MTV president of programming Tony DiSanto said. "Her experience in acquisitions and the business of television makes her an invaluable asset to us as we continue to reinvent the network with new programming models and tactics in this digital age."