Ronald England arranges financing for the production of cable television programming by matching institutional investors, production companies and networks.
England’s 30-year career in the television industry has included corporate, banking, investment banking and management consulting executive positions as well as an entrepreneurial stint as co-founder of a media technology company.
England’s career began at CBS, where he rose to head strategic, capital and technology planning, new business development and mergers and acquisitions for the CBS Broadcast Group. During England’s tenure, he was involved in converting the CBS television network from terrestrial to satellite distribution, the implementation of satellite newsgathering and a $750 million facilities update on both the East and West costs. Acquisitions included a joint venture with Cablevision and the Washington Post Company to operate 5 regional pay cable sports channels and a joint venture with Cablevision and Liberty to operate Bravo and American Movie Classics cable channels.
After leaving CBS, England started a syndicated media lending operation for a major French bank, Credit du Nord. Shortly thereafter a second profit center was started to finance the production of theatrical films and television programming. Among the many shows financed during England’s 10-year tenure at the bank was BAYWATCH, which grossed over $1 Billion to become the most successful first-run syndicated series in the history of television.
Following the sale of the bank, England joined AT&T as a Client Partner at AT&T Solutions, their management consulting operation. While there, England did technology consulting for the broadcast networks and strategy and business planning for media companies.
England and the head of the Media and Entertainment practice left AT&T in 1999 to co-found Media DVX. The company electronically distributed television commercials via IP over satellite to company installed servers at networks and stations. Media DVX was sold to a privately owned cable company.
England is active in several alumni and industry associations and served on the board of The Workshop Theatre Company. England received a BS in accounting and computer science from Hunter College and an MBA from Wharton School of Business. email@example.com
Name: Ronald England
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Westbrook Capital, LLC