Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is a senior TV network executive who has created, developed and commissioned some of the world’s most successful factual television and digital content.

With more than three decades of broadcasting and production experience, Paul has launched numerous networks, websites and multi-platform projects, managed a highly successful joint venture with Discovery in Canada and initiated key strategic and content partnerships with international networks including CCTV in China and NHK in Japan.

In 1994, Paul helped launch Discovery Channel in Canada and created the world’s first daily science program.  He went on to become President and General Manager during the company’s most significant period of expansion and growth and led Discovery Canada to the most watched factual channel in the country.  Paul oversaw five television networks and their related websites, an in-house production company and a distribution business.

Since 2016, Paul has been President of Strategic Growth at Great Pacific Media – Canada’s most successful factual production company. He’s responsible for developing new programming for domestic and foreign markets and developing new production and financing partners.

Paul’s television career began as a journalist at Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, working on news and current affairs programs.  As executive producer, he was one of a select group of managers chosen by the network’s training department to develop the next generation of media trainers.

Paul attends international markets, conferences and festivals as a judge, panelist, advisor and delegate.  He’s a foreign consultant for the Guangzhou International Documentary Festival, a founding board of director for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers and the Canadian Science Media Centre of Canada.

In addition to his work in television, Paul has written a feature film screenplay and has performed in the viola section of symphony orchestras.  He’s based in Toronto with his wife, two young daughters and a Siberian flame-point cat named Misha.

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