Eric Minoli

«Serial innovator and disruptor, who combines the creativity and risk-taking of a digital media entrepreneur.»

Bio Notes

Eric Minoli is a serial innovator and disruptor, who combines the creativity and risk-taking of a digital media entrepreneur with the meticulous planning and organizational vision of a process engineer. For 20 years he has fearlessly pushed the limits of what is possible in the word of audio-visual production.

Eric built his first computer at the age of eight. By age 12 he had written every TV broadcaster in his native France looking to work as a cameraman. Undeterred, he turned to the theatre, learning production sound and lightening. He similarly challenged the French state education system to pursue the technical training he desired, eventually pursuing a DEC in broadcasting and graduating from the Université de Provence (France) and Université McGill (Canada).

Invited by the Alliance Française to install a computer system in their office in Hyderabad, India, Eric was recruited by the French Embassy and stayed for two years in India. Returning to France, he spent six years in increasing positions with Groupe Canal +, before leaving to establish its U.S. office in Miami.

After immigrating to Canada and joining the provincial public broadcaster TVOntario, Eric helped plan and implement the spin-off of French-language broadcaster TFO, precursor to Groupe Média TFO. In his role as VP Technologies and Optimization, he currently manages a team of 70 people responsible for all technical and production capabilities ( IT, web, studio, digital) as well as related work flow and process planning.

His relentless pursuit of new ways to lever technology to unleash GMTFO’s creative potential and maximize its production resources has vaulted it to the forefront of developments in the industry, despite its modest size. Eric has overseen GMTFO’s amazing transformation from a single minority language tv channel into an award-winning, multi-platform digital content and distribution network of premium French-language education content. He has overturned traditional broadcast practices, decentralizing post-production by installing Adobe Premiere editing packages on more than 60 laptops, which radically altered workflow and productivity.

Most recently, Eric’s disruptive influence has manifested in the creation of the Laboratoire dUnivers Virtuels ( LUV). The LUV is a radical and unique merger of existing green screen broadcast technology and industry-leading gaming engine software, which allows for live actors to interact with unlimited virtual sets and effects in real time. Conceived in April 2016, it was put in service only a few months later.

When not scouring the globe for technology partners on behalf of GMTFO, Eric travels widely with his husband. A natural gourmand, he is currently studying to become a maître fromagerthe equivalent of a sommelier in the world of cheese.

Eric Minoli's Achievements

SATIS - Paris, France - November 2018

LECTURER : BLOCKCHAIN AS AN ARCHITECTURE FOR AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

FIAT/IFTA MEDIA MANAGEMENT SEMINAR - Venice, Italy - October 2018

LECTURER : "Blockchain as an architecture for an integrated approach to intellectual property"

IBC - Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 2018

LECTURER: "Blockchain as an architecture for an integrated approach to intellectual property"

NAB - Las Vegas, Nevada, United-States - April 2018

LECTURER: "Bridging Gaming and Broadcast Technology in Virtual Sets"

SMPTE - Los Angeles, California, United-States - October 2017

LECTURER: "CASE STUDY - BRIDGING GAMING AND BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH PRODUCTIVITY PRODUCTION"

Immersed - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - October 2017

LECTURER: "BRIDGING GAMING AND BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY IN VIRTUAL SETS"

Digital TV Europe 2017 - Content Innovation Awards 

FINALIST - Best New Venture

The Content Innovation Awards recognise innovation from content providers, distributors and technology companies that are helping transform today’s global television industry.

IBC 2017 - Innovation Awards

AWARD WINNER - Content Creation

Virtual Worlds Laboratory (LUV) is a one-of-a-kind incubator for a whole new generation of digital educational productions designed to excite learners in Ontario, in Canada, and beyond.

IBC 2017 - Innovation Awards

AWARD WINNER - Judges’ Prize

IABM 2017 - Game Changer Awards

FINALIST

Virtual Worlds Laboratory (LUV) is a one-of-a-kind incubator for a whole new generation of digital educational productions designed to excite learners in Ontario, in Canada, and beyond.

BIG INNOVATION AWARD 2017

KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12 LEADERSHIP AWARD 2016

AWARD WINNER

Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION).

FIAT/IFTA MEDIA MANAGEMENT SEMINAR - Glagow, Scotland, United-Kingdom - MAY 2015

LECTURER

The International Federation of Television Archives has organized a seminar on media management. This event was created in partnership with the BBC and Strathclyde University.

Publication: “How we became a content factory” in Changing sceneries, Changing roles [Part VIII] – Setting the standard in second generation MAM systems and metadata, FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar, Glasgow, may 2015.

NAB SHOW - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED-STATES - APRIL 2015

LECTURER

The NAB Show is an annual exhibition organized at the Las Vegas Convention Center by the National Association of Broadcasters.

IBC CONFERENCE - AMSTERDAM, NETHERDLANDS - SEPTEMBER 2014

LECTURER

The International Broadcasting Convention is the world’s most important annual gathering for entertainment content creators, managers and news broadcasters.

IBC INNOVATION AWARDS 2014

IT BROADCAST WORKFLOW CONFERENCE - LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED-KINGDOM - JULY 2013

LECTURER

In partnership with BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the IT Broadcast Workflow forum is an opportunity for broadcasting industry professionals to share ideas on ever-changing production techniques.

FIAT/IFTA MEDIA MANAGEMENT SEMINAR - TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - MAY 2011

LECTURER

The FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar was organized to let international leaders express themselves on media management, innovative workflow and practical solutions that challenge the archiving and digital broadcasting community.

Publication: Changing sceneries, Changing roles [Part V] – New challenges in the audiovisual archiving digital domain [Foreword by Éric Minoli], FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar, Toronto, may 2011.

FIAT/IFTA MEDIA MANAGEMENT SEMINAR - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 2009

LECTURER

In partnership with Sveriges Television, the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar was organized to let international leaders express themselves on media management, innovative workflow and practical solutions that challenge the archiving and digital broadcasting community.

Publication: “Changing roles in a tapeless environment” in Changing sceneries, Changing roles [Part IV] – Keeping your best content and metadata, FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar, Stockholm, may 2009.

Eric Minoli's Expertise

Broadcasting at 100%
Television at 100%
Digital Media at 100%
Video at 100%

More information on the strategic positioning of Groupe Média TFO

Our growing educational impact and further potential across Canada is equally compelling. As a provider of content for French-speaking minority communities and learning audiences from coast-to-coast-to-coast, Groupe Média TFO can become an enabling DIGITAL, EDUCATIONAL and FRANCOPHONE catalyst.