Alex Kann is the Chief Executive of Together TV, the TV channel inspiring positive change. Together TV reaches millions of viewers each month through its TV channel (Freeview, Sky / Sky Glass, Virgin, freesat), its streaming service and through its engagement platform that encourages people to take up new interests and activities. Across its work Together TV improves its viewers’ mental health, connection to their community and participation in local life. 85% of viewers report they’ve started something new as a result of watching Together TV (Opinium Research, 2k base, Nov 2022)
Together TV is the world’s only cooperatively-owned charitable national broadcaster, and is underpinned by support from 20 leading media companies including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Paramount, Sky and Virgin, along with digital giants and newspaper groups. Its themed Challenges engage tens of thousands of people across several week to help build new habits and share their successes. Together TV also runs the BAFTA-winning Diverse Film Fund, providing funding, training and mentoring to new filmmaking talent from underrepresented social groups.
Alex has been with Together TV and its previous incarnation Community Channel since 2010, and prior to this Alex was at the BBC and BBC Worldwide for eight years, working on BBC iPlayer’s launch team, global VOD projects, digital commissioning, continuing dramas and corporate M&A.
Alex is also the chair of the charity My Life Films, chair of the TV On Demand Industry Forum and was also a director of the VOD regulator ATVOD.