Jay Switzer

Chairman and Co-founder, Hollywood Suite

Jay Switzer is chairman and co-founder of Hollywood Suite. His portfolio of channels includes Warrner Films, MGM Channel, Sony Movie Channel and AXN Movies. The former president and CEO of Canadian broadcaster CHUM Limited, Switzer was instrumental in the creation and launch of CHUM's specialty channels, including MuchMusic in 1983-84. A respected veteran of the Canadian arts and media business community, he is a board member of OUTtv, Comweb Corporation and William F. White International, and former vice-chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, two-time former board member of the U.S. content industry trade association NATPE, and a former governor of the Banff Television Foundation.