Andrew Baker | Managing Director | Rights.TV
The founder of Rights.tv, Andrew is a qualified Solicitor and has an Honours Degree (LLB) in Law. Andrew has also been appointed as a non executive director for several companies, including Straight Media, Fireback Entertainment and Kickback Media, providing general commercial and strategic advice as well as day-to-day business affairs services.
Andrew previously worked for Granada Television in Manchester and later Yorkshire Television in Leeds (following the merger with Granada)where he became Head of Business Affairs for Cosgrove Hall Films and Granada Kids, responsible for a number of award-winning programmes.He was also responsible for legal and business affairs for the first ITV ad-funded awards programme in prime-time, Game Stars and for the Granada web-based joint venture, Swapit Shop.
In 2003 Andrew was seconded to Granada USA in Los Angeles, where he was Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs, responsible for all Granada USA’s output, including acting on behalf of the BBC in securing format deals with US broadcasters and dealing with all Granada productions in the USA. In 2004 Andrew returned to the UK to take up a position at ITV Network business affairs, where he was responsible for all commissions for daytime, CiTV, interactive, news and current affairs and night-time, as well as commissions for ITV2 and the launch of ITV3 and ITV4.