POSITION Non-Executive Director  
  AGE 67  
  BACKGROUND Terry was born and brought up in Chester and was educated at Christ's Hospital School near Horsham, in Sussex. After five years of flying with the Royal Air Force, he resigned his commission and moved to Canada where he worked for many years in television and radio, initially as a writer and broadcaster and through promotion and sales into management. He returned to the United Kingdom in the mid-60's, taking management control of Radio Caroline for its last two years of operation, turning its losses into profits. In 1971, in partnership with Beaverbrook Newspapers he founded a commercial radio management consultancy company which founded the group which became Radio Clyde, probably the most successful of all the commercial radio companies, and now the central component of Scottish Radio Holdings. He was a founder member of Metro Radio in Newcastle, Radio Trent in Nottingham and Pennine Radio in Bradford, where he first worked with Steve Harris. He was also a partner in the application that led to the success of the Radio City application group in Liverpool, and served for a time as a director of Capital Radio. Also during the 1970's he acquired a stake in, and joined the Board of Data Communications Corporation Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, which subsequently became the largest supplier of television automation systems in the U.S. As a result of his investment in D.C.C., he then launched Broadcast Data Services Ltd., the first company in the UK to offer automated data systems to television and radio stations. The first clients of B.D.S. Ltd. were London Weekend Television and Anglia Television. Terry was also the owner of the largest radio sales and management company during the 1970's and 80's, Broadcast Marketing Services Ltd., which was the first successful national sales house for UK commercial radio. With its own production studios, B.M.S. also launched the first Radio Creative awards in 1976. After selling all his U.K. interests Terry Bate retired to Canada in 1980, only to return in 1986 when commercial radio was in the midst of depression, facing increasing losses and the resultant failure of a number of stations. He re-purchased a major stake in B.M.S., his original media sales and management company, which at this time was producing significant losses. In addition he also acquired substantial holdings in various commercial radio stations, both existing and new. After three years of significant growth and profitability, Terry Bate again sold the majority of his U.K. holdings and semi-retired again. In 1993 he launched Radio Calypso, a Mediterranean commercial radio station, with studios on the island of Gozo and transmitters in Malta. He sold his interests in Radio Calypso in July 1996. In 1996 he acquired a 25% interest in The Television Corporation plc, becoming initially Chief Executive and subsequently Executive Chairman. When he acquired his stake, the company was valued at 35 million, but with a series of major acquisitions, including the UK's largest independent programme production company, Mentorn Barraclough Carey, the Company is now capitalised at 128 million. Apart from MBC, the main operating divisions of the Television Corporation are Molinaire and Sunset and Vine, whose major assets include the contract to provide home test cricket coverage for Channel 4. He is a Governor of Christ's Hospital School and is a member of the Reform Club, the Naval and Military, the Christ's Hospital Club and the Royal Television Society. Hobbies include squash, skiing, scuba diving, ocean kayaking and photography.  
   
 

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