Full Name
Alexander Kann
Job Title
Chief Executive
Together TV
Speaker Bio
Alex Kann is the Chief Executive of Together TV, the TV channel inspiring positive change.

As a social purpose broadcaster, Together TV operates a UK-wide TV channel (Freeview, Sky, Virgin, Freesat), a streaming service (Apple, Android, Samsung, LG) and an engagement platform that encourages people to take up new interests and actions. In doing so, viewers improve their mental health, do not feel alone, more connected to their community and participate more fully in local groups. 85% of viewers report that they have done something new as a result of watching Together TV (Opinium Research, November 2022).

Together TV is the world’s only cooperatively-owned charitable national broadcaster, and is underpinned by support from 20 leading media companies including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Paramount, Sky and Virgin, along with digital giants and newspaper groups.

Its model combines media messaging and behaviour change, engaging millions of people each month across various channels. Quarterly themed Challenges engage tens of thousands of people in multi-week behaviour change journeys that help embed new habits and shared accomplishments. Together TV also runs the BAFTA-winning Diverse Film Fund, providing funding, training and mentoring to new filmmaking talent from under-represented social groups.

Alex has been with Together TV and its previous incarnation Community Channel since 2010 and prior to this Alex was at the BBC and BBC Worldwide, working on BBC iPlayer’s launch team, Kangaroo, global VOD projects, digital commissioning, continuing dramas and corporate M&A.

Alex also chairs the dementia charity My Life Films which runs the My Life TV SVOD service for care homes, is chair of the TV On Demand Industry Forum, was a director of the VOD regulator ATVOD and is a council member of the British Screen Forum.
Alexander Kann