Phoebe Summersquash

As Senior Broadband Manger in the Digital Media department at A+E Networks, Phoebe is responsible for managing video-related personnel and processes across digital platforms for A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, LMN and FYI in order to meet aggressive video goals. She works with a variety of departments to create and streamline workflows for distribution, manage requirements, identify content strategy opportunities, and enhance digital products to optimize them for video consumption.


Over the 10+ years Phoebe has been with the company and in the Digital Media group, she has taken on many roles and played an integral part in growing the digital business. Some roles and accomplishments include working closely with the Digital product teams to launch and expand A+E Networks’ TV Everywhere mobile and OTT apps. She also contributed to the launch of A+E Networks’ first SVOD app, Lifetime Movie Club, now available on multiple devices and OTT platforms as well as facilitated the activation of the app on Comcast’s platforms (web, set top). Prior to her work with the product teams, she oversaw the network’s cross-brand partner relationship with Hulu and managed the day-to-day responsibilities including scheduling, content strategy, and monitoring video operations and fulfillment. These efforts contributed to consistent YOY revenue growth for A+E Networks, exceeding the department’s goals. Phoebe also assisted with the transition of the relationship from FVOD to SVOD. She helped onboard various third party distribution partners, and managed the maintenance of these relationships. Phoebe also coordinated, organized, managed, scheduled and processed all video content for the Lifetime brand site


Previous to joining A+E Networks, Phoebe concentrated on her musical career as a drummer, touring and recording with various bands (small factory, The Godrays, Brilliantine, Dave Derby, Mascott, Sarah Silverman). She also focused on voice over acting, including commercials, announcing, and as the voice of Serena on the MTV animated series "Downtown." She is a member of SAG/AFTRA.

Phoebe graduated with a BA from Rhode Island College, Magna Cum Laude. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, she has resided in the New York City area for over 20 years.