Raja Khanna, CEO, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media Inc. oversees the company’s eight specialty channels, international distribution group, production division and YouTube MCN, along with various Internet properties.
In his role, Khanna leads the development of the company’s content, television and digital strategies and plays a key part in Blue Ant’s M&A activities.
Formerly, Khanna was CEO of GlassBOX Television where he oversaw growth from one to three specialty channels, managed and financed the acquisition of T+E from CTV and helped orchestrate the merger of GlassBOX and Blue Ant Media.
Khanna is the Co-founder of QuickPlay Media Inc., a global leader in mobile content delivery platforms where he played a key role in introducing the first mobile video services to the North American market. QuickPlay was sold to Madison Dearborn Partners in 2012.
Khanna is the Co-founder and former CEO of Snap Media Corp., a leading interactive digital media producer and global award-winning developer of early social networking technologies, community web platforms and interactive content. The company was sold in 2003.
Khanna serves on the Board of Directors of Sears Canada Inc. where he is Lead Director, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Khanna is also a member of the Board of Governors of OCAD University and sits on the Boards of Blue Ant Media, Polaris Music Prize, IIC Canada and the Program Advisory Committee for Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media. He is also the Chair of the Canadian Association of Content Exporters (CACE), which focuses on enhancing the international visibility of and export of Canadian TV and digital content. The association was formed with founding members from 9Story, Blue Ant Media, Cineflix, Corus Entertainment, DHX Media and eOne/Les Films Séville.
Khanna holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a B.Sc. (Honours) Genetics and Philosophy from University of Toronto.