U.K. and Canadian pioneer content distributor Colin P. Davis is VideoAge’s International TV Distribution Hall of Fame honoree for its June (NATPE Europe) Issue.
Colin has been recognized as one of four fathers of the “output deal,” among other pioneering distribution achievements.
His professional TV career spanned 40 years, starting in Toronto at Procter & Gamble and Young & Rubicam. Colin later moved to New York for MCA (now NBCUniversal) where he remained for 20 years before retiring, and in the process he saw the company go through three of its five ownership changes.
Previous issues of VideoAge have honored such pioneers as Alan Silverbach (U.S.), Marcel Vinay Sr. (Mexico), Max Gusberti (Italy), Bruce Gordon (Australia), Herb Lazarus (U.S.), Pedro Leda (Argentina) Cuban-born Armando Nuñez Sr., Reiner Moritz (Germany), Michael J. Solomon (U.S.) and Elie Wahba (Brazil).
The International TV Distribution Hall of Fame was created by VideoAge to recognize and honor the contributions of pioneers in the international TV distribution business from all over the world who, with their creativity, resourcefulness and professionalism, created an industry responsible for the development of television as we know it today.