Film and TV
John Howkins’ experience in TV, film and online media covers 30 years. He has been a senior executive in several companies and advised major corporations and regulatory organisations in Europe, US, Asia and Africa.
Recent TV projects include a media strategy for the European Parliament. Bringing together a team of UK and US consultants, we said the Parliament should not run a traditional broadcast TV channel but launch a multi-channel webcasting service instead. The new service, EuroParlTV, launched in September 2008.
He was a director of Equator plc 1999-2006 and subsequently of HandMade plc 2006-2010. In 2007, he was appointed a director of Hotbed Media Ltd.
John Howkins was Chief European Advisor to Home Box Office and Time Warner International for 15 years, advising on business strategy, regulations and technology.
John’s experience includes being closely involved in Britain’s last two major terrestrial channels, as founder of the TV4 Group that led to Channel 4 and as project manager, representing Time Warner, for Channel five. From 2000-04 he was Chairman of Tornado Productions, a pioneering webcasting and streaming company.
He is Deputy Chair of the British Screen Advisory Council.