Paul Robinson
CEO
Imira Entertainment
United Kingdom

Paul Robinson is an international media Exec with extensive radio, television and digital   experience, having successfully held senior Exec positions at the BBC, The Walt Disney Company, and NBC Universal, with many years of strategic and operational expertise. Paul heads Imira Entertainment since January 2018 with an important focus on expanding Imira’s growing global distribution business and creating more co-pro opportunities for the Spanish-based kids and family entertainment company.

Paul founded KidsCo in 2005 as a joint venture with NBCUniversal and, as CEO, built it into a global children’s linear and VOD network in 98 countries and in 18 languages worldwide before a 51% controlling sale to NBCUniversal in early 2012.

Prior to KidsCo, Paul was Managing Director/Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Television International where he created new global channel brands Playhouse Disney (now Disney Junior) and Toon Disney and was responsible for global Disney kid’s strategy for TV content production and broadcast. During his 7 years at Disney he was based in London and then Burbank, Los Angeles.

Paul was Managing Editor of BBC Radio 1 responsible for all programming and music and Head of Strategy for Radios 1, 2, 3 4 and 5Live pioneering the BBC’s future digital services and strategic development of the analogue networks. He has also been CEO of national commercial station Talk Radio, and Program Director of the Chiltern Radio Network.  He started as a presenter on Radio Tees (mornings) and Mercia Sound (breakfast) on UK commercial radio. He has a BSc Hons and MBA from Cambridge, Manchester and Bradford Universities and has won numerous awards include Baftas and Sonys and is a regular contributor to conferences, podcasts and TV and radio.  He is Chair of the Board of East London Radio.

 

Paul is Director of Consultancy Services at Creative Media Partners, a full-service agency advising on technology, distribution, content aggregation, channels and digital services and marketing and branding, with worldwide clients including Tata Elxsi, Aser Media, BBC, Your Family Entertainment, and MoMedia.