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 and initiated key strategic and content partnerships with CCTV in China and NHK in Japan.

In 1994 Paul joined the Discovery Channel in Canada and launched 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 become 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.

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 has worked with international broadcasters, production companies and producers. He participates at international festivals, conferences and workshops as a speaker, panelist and commissioning editor. Paul is a founding board of director for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers and the Canadian Science Media Centre of Canada.

In 2015 he left Discovery to head up his own consulting firm and develop global content initiatives.

In addition to his work in television, Paul has written a feature film screenplay and has played the viola in symphony orchestras. He’s based in Toronto with his wife and two young daughters.


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