My career in the media began in the early 1990s in cable TV. During this period it was thought that cable would become a strong competitor to satellite TV in the UK.

 

Many cable-exclusive channels were launched and I was involved in three of them:

 

Travel Channel: the UK's first specialist channel dedicated to travel programming

 

Channel One: London's first 24-hour TV news station backed by Associated Newspapers

Live TV: Innovative entertainment and celebrity shows broadcast live from Canary Wharf in London backed by Mirror Group