Lyle is a veteran television executive whose career spans 25 years across more than 20 countries, with a proven track record developing factual and unscripted multiplatform/multiwindow content. From 2011 to 2014 he was chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Geographic Channels US with responsibility for global programming.
Prior to that, he was President of Fox LOOK where he oversaw a business unit of Fox Networks Group and starting in 2005, he was President of Fox Reality Channel. Mr. Lyle also has served in senior executive positions at successful production and television companies such as FremantleMedia, Pearson Television, and Australia’s Nine Network. He was a founding member of the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) and served as chairman from 2000 to 2006.