As President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production, Rick Brace oversees the development, commissioning and scheduling strategies for the company’s specialty channels, including Discovery Channel, MuchMusic, MTV, The Comedy Network, E!, SPACE, and Bravo!. Brace also presides over the strategy and development of all CTV original productions.
From 2001 to 2007, Brace served as President of CTV Inc. Brace also served as President of CTV Specialty Television Inc. From 1998 to 2000, Brace was President of TSN, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the all-sports network, where his experience, insight and leadership helped TSN emerge as Canada’s most-watched specialty service. Brace began his broadcasting career in 1975 as a technician with CBC and was part of the network’s 1976 Olympic Games coverage. Brace joined CBC Sports in 1980 where he produced and directed the weekly program Sportsweekend, CFL games, Formula 1 races and the 1984 Olympic Games.