Phil Garvin

Phil Garvin
GM and Co-Owner
Mobile TV Group

Philip Garvin is the President/Founder/Co-Owner of the Mobile Television Group, the nation’s 2nd largest mobile production facilities company. He is also the co-founder, General Manager, and COO of HDNet the all-high definition national television network, and the President of Colorado Studios.

A graduate of Yale University, Garvin started his career as a photographer (receiving National Book Award nominations for two of his books) before moving into television in the mid-seventies. He produced and directed numerous programs for PBS including Religious America and Countdown to the White House, and mini-docs for CBS Sunday Morning. In 1983 he helped launch The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and was its Managing Producer in Denver.

Garvin has built his businesses around his experience as a creative producer and technologist. By combining both skills he has been able to offer cost-effective production solutions unique in the industry. Since 1980 he has built three companies playing a major role in sports television production while continuing to work with the Newshour and other clients.
Mobile TV Group (including Mountain Mobile TV, Lone Star Mobile TV, and Western Mobile TV) provides facilities for over 4,000 live professional and college sports events each year with 26 mobile units based all over the U.S. It is the leading mobile company for regional sports networks’ MLB, NBA, and NHL productions and developed the “dual feed” approach.

As President of Colorado Studios, Garvin leads a team which manufactures and provides system integration for mobile production units. Colorado Studios also provides production and postproduction services to the Newshour worldwide and studio production for the Colorado-based production community.