January 1996 – August 2004
Tapp held several key senior leadership positions at broadcaster CHUM Limited (since purchased by CTV and Bell). As Executive Vice-President of CHUM Television he oversaw the company’s television division consisting of 26 channels including such leading stations as CityTV, MuchMusic and Bravo. His purview also included Chum’s award winning Online/Interactive division.
Prior to heading up the television division Tapp was Vice-President and General Manager of Canada's leading and innovative local broadcaster CityTV. He oversaw all aspects of the turnaround strategy for news and programming, including bringing the hit realty show The Bachelor to CityTV.
Tapp started his career at CHUM as Vice-President and General Manager of ChumCity International, franchising channel formats for both MuchMusic and Citytv in Finland, Argentina, Colombia, Spain and Malaysia. Tapp lead the content distribution of CHUM properties both domestic and globally, where he succeeded in distributing shows like Fashion Television to over 130 countries.