Senior Vice President and General Manager
As Senior Vice-President of Production, Mark Milliere is second-in-command at TSN. He is responsible for all aspects of TSN’s live productions and in-house shows, as well as hiring production staff and talent.
In addition to his duties at TSN, Milliere was recently appointed to oversee all special productions at Bell Media, which includes the MMVAs, The Big Jingle, and We Day.
A two-time Gemini Award winner, Milliere has spent his entire 25+ year career at TSN.
His vision and innovations have been instrumental in the growth and development of TSN’s productions over the years – spanning Hockey Canada, NHL, CFL, Season of Champions Curling, and Skate Canada – helping to strengthen the network’s position as the leader in the industry.
Milliere is also one of the visionaries behind TSN’s acclaimed production of the IIHF World Junior Championship, shaping the tournament into Canada’s favourite holiday tradition and a ratings bonanza. To date, 10 World Juniors games are among the Top 15 most-watched broadcasts on TSN.
For his efforts in production, Milliere was recognized byThe Hockey Newsas one of hockey’s 100 most powerful and influential people.
Milliere and his team also oversee production and support programming for the Grey Cup – helping to elevate audiences and making the CFL championship one of the most-watched events in Canada every year.
Milliere joined TSN in 1987 as an Editorial Assistant at SportsCentre (then called SportsDesk) while still a student at Ryerson University in the Radio & Television Arts (RTA) program. He was soon promoted to Story Editor (1988), Associate Producer (1990), Producer (1992), Senior Producer (1998), Executive Producer (2000), and Vice-President (2007).
Outside of the office, Milliere is actively involved in several industry-related organizations. He sits on the Program Advisory Council for RTA’s School of Sports Media and the ‘5 to Watch’ selection committee for the Celebration of Leadership in Canadian Sport Business Awards. Milliere also serves as the Chair of the Special Olympics Gala Committee.
A native of Georgetown, Ont., Milliere graduated from Ryerson University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts.
Speaking at: Bell Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts