Vice President & General Manager of Content Operations and Engineering
Richard Buchanan is Vice President and General Manager of Content Operations and Engineering for the Comcast Media Center (CMC), a Business unit of Comcast Cable. In this role, Buchanan oversees the CMC's services for content providers, including its linear and live event television origination business and emerging services, such as VOD, ETV, iTV, and store and forward operations. The CMC's Production, Post-production and Broadcast Engineering departments also reports to Buchanan.
Buchanan, a 30-year veteran in video production, management and distribution for the entertainment and enterprise markets, joined the CMC in 2007 as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining the CMC's executive management team, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Ascent Media Management Services (AMMS). Before joining AMMS in 2005, he spent nine years as Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Crown Media International, which owns and operates the Hallmark Channel. Prior to joining Crown Media in 1996, Buchanan served as the Vice President of Production and Creative Services at Encore Media, where he helped to launch Starz! and seven thematic multiplex channels. Over the last 14 years, he has launched a total of 49 channels worldwide.
Buchanan's industry positions prior to joining Encore include holding COO, general manager and production posts with HSN Telemation, from 1988 to1993, and serving as producer/director for Media Works of Virginia, from 1984 to 1988. He entered the industry in 1976, as operations manager for Star Television, a MMDS service that provided subscription television services in four US markets. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied mass communication with a specialization in broadcasting, and Colorado State University's process management program.
About Comcast Media Center
Denver-based Comcast Media Center (CMC), a subsidiary of Comcast Cable, provides centralized content management and distribution solutions for cable systems, video content providers and advertisers. More information about the CMC is available at www.comcastmediacenter.com.