Together TV appoints Alex Graham as Senior Independent Director & Trustee
• Alex Graham, renowned founder and former chief executive of Wall to Wall Media, former chairman of The Scott Trust, Sheffield DocFest and PACT, has been appointed as Senior Independent Director at broadcaster Together TV
• Alongside this announcement, Together TV is celebrating its 21st anniversary as the world’s first community-owned national TV channel with the mission to create positive change
Together TV has appointed the Scottish independent TV producer, Alex Graham, to its board as its newest Trustee and the newly created role of Senior Independent Director (SID). With 35 years' experience spanning television production, documentary and news publishing, Mr Graham believes there is a great opportunity to scale the channel’s reach and engagement further in the post-pandemic world.
Alex founded Wall to Wall, one of the UK’s most successful independent production companies (currently part of Warner Media), which he ran from 1987 until 2013. Throughout this tenure, he headed up the production of award-winning programmes including Who Do You Think You Are? and Long Lost Family, which have created positive social impact as well as huge success with viewers.
During his time at Wall to Wall, Alex was twice elected vice-chair and once chair of the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT). Having left Wall to Wall in 2013, he became a Trustee and latterly Chair of The Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian and Observer newspapers.
He is a recipient of the Royal Television Society’s coveted gold medal; the Grierson Trust Trustees’ Award and a special award from BAFTA (Scotland) for an Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. Alex is an ambassador for ActionAid and has travelled with them to Myanmar and Nepal. He has also supported a wide range of UK arts and cultural organisations including the Southbank Centre, Hampstead Theatre, the Roundhouse, the National Youth Orchestra and the National Library of Scotland.
Alex Graham explains, “I have been a keen supporter of The Community Channel, and now Together TV since its inception. Together TV fuses the worlds of storytelling media with social purpose, a much-needed combination for our society as we build back after the pandemic. This is such a key time for Together TV, and I am looking forward to contributing to its future direction.”
Caroline Diehl MBE, Executive Chair and founder of Together TV, says "I am thrilled to welcome Alex to the board. As we celebrate our 21st anniversary, Together TV has significantly grown its reach, engagement and social impact across new platforms and new audiences. We are ambitious to scale further. Alex passionately believes in our purpose to inspire social change and with such wide experience in media and entrepreneurial leadership will be a catalyst in shaping our growth including our unique partnerships across the UK media and digital sectors."
Together TV broadcasts on Freeview 82, Sky 170, Virgin 269 and Freesat 164 and delivers its change-making campaigns through its engagement platform, website, fulfilment partners and social media channels.
Alex Graham and Caroline Diehl are both available for interviews on request.
For further information and assets, please contact:
Julia Newbound, PR Manager, Together TV
07780 449 896
Notes to Editors
About Together TV
Together TV is the UK’s broadcaster inspiring positive change. We run a national TV channel and engagement platform, which motivate people to do good in their lives and communities.
We programme entertaining shows that focus on wellbeing and creativity and champion diverse voices. In doing so, we open our audience’s eyes to the opportunities around them and motivate them to take part.
As a result of watching, our viewers change attitudes, improve their wellbeing, gain confidence, do more for themselves and connect with their community.
Together TV broadcasts on Freeview 82, Sky 170, Virgin 269 and Freesat 164, and delivers its change-making campaigns through its engagement platform, website, fulfilment partner and social media channels.
Together TV is owned by over two hundred individual shareholders with a wider group of funders and donors alongside the media and digital industry.
Together TV (The Community Channel) is a charitable Community Benefit Society, owned by over 200 community shareholders (Members). Its board includes representatives from the broadcasters and charity sector alongside elected Members.