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Tim Patterson

Larkshead Media


Tim Patterson

Tim Patterson has extensive experience in the TV business world and has held a number of senior positions in commercial and public companies, including Nickelodeon/Viacom, Disney, UKTV, BBC and ITV. He is now CEO of Larkshead Media, a new end-to-end media service company. Primarily focused on kids programming IP, Larkshead Media gives TV programme ideas the best start in life and plans for their future, with specific focus on programme development, investment, programme brand planning and strategy and sales [International Distribution and Licensing and Merchandising].

Before setting up Larkshead Media Tim ran his media consultancy T1M Consult, prior to which he was Vice President, Director of Programming at Nickelodeon UK, a network of 4 channel brands, and was responsible for programme acquisition and development, content strategy, planning and scheduling, media planning, multi-platform content and broadcast operations for Nickelodeon’s portfolio of 7 channels, including its on-demand and multi-platform offering. Before joining Nickelodeon he was Head of Editorial Operations, Planning and Services at UKTV (joint venture between the BBC and Scripps), a network of 10 channels covering entertainment, factual and lifestyle genres.

Tim started his career at the BBC in 1982, and has been part of the channel launch teams for both Carlton Television in 1992 and Disney Channel in 1995, and is an Executive Coach, Trainer, Mentor and Speaker.

He is married to Jacqui McGrath, and has 2 children, Joseph and Jemima.