Programming & Operations
This is a non-profit network established to provide Canadians
with live coverage of the House of Commons, and related events.
I overhauled the network format, redesigned operations to reduce
staffing requirements, and worked with both the House of Commons
and the Senate to enhance live broadcasts. My responsibilities
also included generation of new revenues through joint production
ventures for web video streaming with government agencies and
Programming and Production
This was one of the first Specialty television networks licensed
and launched in Canada. I was hired to re-launch both the English
and French services, incorporating video and multi-media production
techniques that were leading the industry. Responsible for all
development, planning, and execution of editorial and programming
elements for both English and French language networks. This involved
simultaneous operations of four specialty direct-to-cable TV networks,
and a Direct-To-Home (DTH) service in each language. I managed
a staff of 55, including on-camera talent, reporters, producers,
and graphic artists.
I implemented specific editorial policy for both networks, enlarging
it to include both nature and environmental coverage; created
training programs for both production and on-air personnel; and
recruited and trained over 50 people.
a result of the programs I implemented, the weekly reach of The
Weather Network increased by more than three million viewers (Nielsen,
January l995). The weekly reach of Météomedia, which
is broadcast in French only, increased by more than one million.
(Nielsen, January 1995.)
Responsible for co-ordination of all camera crews, VTR editors,
and reporters. Daily work involved editing schedules, show line-up,
and booking special network or affiliate video feeds. I was also
responsible for research, production and on-air presentation of
weekly "Personal Finances" report for TV newscast. I
know television, both content and technical. I have been on-air,
created and produced information programming, and designed and
tested interactive elements.
have also been involved in the development, technical overhaul
or programming of several other Canadian television services.
Youll find those details in the section on my Consulting