Chris Pye


Chris has over 30 years of experience in television and has lived and worked in both the UK and the USA as both a creative executive and a commercial executive. A former Head of Entertainment at BBC Television, Chris also hed roles as Head of Commercial and Business Affairs at BBC Production. He became Commercial Director of Granada Television, where he ran Granada International.

After a period as Head of Worldwide Formats for Sony Television International, Chris became Chairman and Deputy CEO of 2waytraffic, the AIM-listed, Dutch company that acquired “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. As well as his role as Chairman of Outline Productions, Chris is Chairman or Director for a number of other media companies such as About Corporate Finance, ionoco Holdings (an entertainment software company), and TV production companies Absolutely and Blue Touch Television.

Chris is equally at home in the worlds of entertainment production, commercial deal-making, international production and format sales and running large teams of creative programme makers – and is knowledgeable about the TV industry in the UK, the USA and Western Europe