David Purdy was Chief of International Growth at VICE Media. Based in Toronto and New York, David’s role was to expand VICE’s multiplatform partnership with Rogers in Canada, and help VICE grow its global distribution network to deliver programming to all screens. Previously, David has held various senior roles over a 15-year career at Rogers Communications – most recently as Senior Vice President of Content and Video Product Management, where he oversaw content strategy for Rogers cable, broadband and wireless services, focusing on how content can drive differentiation for the company.
David has an extensive background in the TV industry, and has helped launch several Canadian specialty channels throughout his career, including Sportsnet, OLN, Discovery Channel Canada, and The Comedy Network. In addition to his extensive content knowledge, David has been instrumental in launching a number of new products at Rogers, including VOD, HD, Rogers Anyplace TV, PVR and shomi. David combines a passion for content with a grasp of technology to forge a keen understanding of how the media business will be impacted by current and future technological innovations.
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