Part II in our series, "Battle of the Network Stars: Executives Division," features Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment.
Eves helped guide the network to a breakthrough last fall when Global became Canada's No. 1 draw in Core Prime (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.). While CTV still won the full, Fall/Winter/Spring season, Global's September through December run was their first fall victory in 20 years.
Eves took an unusual route to programming. He studied film at Waterloo ("I don't think they even offer it there anymore," he says), interned at Alliance/Atlantis and started working for Showcase.
“I started to realize that there was this whole other world where I can pick shows and buy shows and manage a schedule..." he says. "I abandoned everything else I ever thought of and said that just seems like the thing I want to do.”
Things seem to be working out so far. Listen in as Eves talks Hollywood screenings, Upfronts, and Survivor's lasting appeal.