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Andrea Downing
President ,
PBS Distribution

With over 20 years’ experience in the media and entertainment business, Downing has a successful history of leading organizations for growth and profitability in dynamic landscapes. Her vision has led PBS Distribution into the streaming era: over the last six years, she and her team have launched six digital subscription channels on Amazon Prime Video Channels—PBS Masterpiece (U.S. and Canada), PBS Kids, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries, and PBS America (U.K.)—and more recently, eight FAST channels plus AVOD deals with several major streaming platforms. A strategic leader with a strong operational background, Downing embraces change to transform organizations with new business strategies and products.

Prior to joining PBSd, she served as the Director of Operations for Discovery Communications, managing the domestic and international consumer products division, and as the Vice President for Home Entertainment and Partnerships for PBS. The recipient of multiple awards including recognition as one of Media Play News’ Top 40 Most Important People in Streaming in 2022, Downing currently serves on the boards of PBSd, PBS America, and the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), as well as DEG’s Canon Club Advisory Board.
  • 2023
February 7, 2023 | 11:00am - 11:45am PT