Stewart Johnston

President, Bell Media Studios and TSN

Stewart Johnston oversees TSN – Canada’s Sports Leader and one of North America’s most influential sports media networks, as well as Bell Media Studios, the company’s in-house production unit responsible for English entertainment and sports productions.

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Since being appointed President of TSN in 2010, Johnston has secured exclusive long-term multi-media deals with some of the most high-profile properties in sports including the CFL, NFL, the Canadian Curling Association, and Hockey Canada along with the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.

Under Johnston’s leadership, TSN expanded to five national feeds, attracting record audiences for a slate of major properties, among them the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Grand Slam tennis, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. Johnston also led TSN’s expansion into radio with successful launches of TSN Radio in six key Canadian markets: Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Hamilton. Johnston also headed TSN’s integration of digital, social, and broadcast content with the launch of industry-leading mobile apps.

For Bell Media Studios, which delivers more than 80 hours of award-winning live and taped programming each week, Johnston is responsible for developing new content, partnerships, and business opportunities for entertainment and sports production.

Johnston represents Bell Media’s content interests associated with Bell’s ownership stake in Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Toronto Argonauts.
An Ottawa native, Johnston holds an honours business degree from Queen’s University.

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