Phil Garvin

Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner

Philip Garvin is the president, founder, and co-owner of the Mobile Television Group, the nation’s second largest mobile production facilities company. He is also the president of​ Colorado Studios which manufactures mobile units.

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-70s. He produced and directed numerous programs for PBS including Religious Americaand Countdown to the White House, and was the producer-cameraman of mini-docs for CBS Sunday Morning. In 1983 he helped launch The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and was its managing producer.

In 2001, he co-founded (with Mark Cuban) HDNet, the ​first ​all-high definition national television network​. He was its general manager for twelve years.​

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 that are unique in the industry. Since 1980, he has built three companies playing a major role in sports television production. 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 2​8 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.

In 2016, Mobile TV Group launched the first 4K mobile unit in the U.S. Built from the ground-up for 4K/UHD, 38 FLEX was the mobile unit for ground-breaking 4K productions including the Masters, PGA Championship, Notre Dame football, the Garth Brooks concert, and the World Series of Beach Volleyball.

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