Co-founder, General Manager, and COO, HDNet & HDNet Movies President, Colorado Studios and the Mobile TV Group
Philip Garvin is the Co-founder, General Manager, and COO of HDNet & HDNet Movies the first all-high definition national television networks and the President of Colorado Studios and the Mobile TV Group, production facilities companies. A graduate of Yale University (B.A.’69; M.F.A.’70), Garvin started his career as a photographer (receiving National Book Award nominations for two of his books) before moving into television in the mid-seventies. He produced and directed numerous programs for PBS including “Religious America” & “Countdown to the White House,” and mini-docs for “CBS Sunday Morning”. In 1983 he helped launch “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” and was its Managing Producer in Denver. Since 1985 he has built four Denver and Texas based companies playing a major role in sports television production while continuing to work with the Newshour and other clients. A longtime advocate of high definition, in 2001 Garvin joined with Mark Cuban to create HDNet and, subsequently, HDNet Movies. Garvin leads the team of producers, directors, engineers and editors at HDNet’s broadcasting facility in Denver. He manages the networks’ day-to-day operations and oversees its relationships with sports leagues, outside production companies, and cable & satellite distributors. Mobile TV Group operates 12 mobile units throughout the U.S. Eight of these are high-definition dual feed expandos.