Foxtel makes five key appointments

Foxtel has made a string of appointment changes to its upper ranks with new roles and responsibilities for Brendon Moo, Shaun James, Graham Burrells, Paul Macionis and Ross Crowley.

The announcement:

Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, today announced some key television appointments at Foxtel Networks Australia.

Brendon Moo has been appointed to the role of General Manager, General Entertainment Channels, and will oversee the management of FOX8, Arena, FOX Classics, The Comedy Channel and 111 HITS.

Walsh said: “Brendon joined the company in 2003 to launch Foxtel Digital. His extensive experience across publicity, marketing, programming and production sets him in great stead for his new role, at the helm of some of the platform’s most important brands.”

General Manager of Foxtel’s Music Channels, Shaun James will now also oversee the Foxtel Networks Digital team.

“In addition to running the hugely successful music brands – Channel [V], [V] Hits, CMC and MAX – Shaun will also manage the digital area of our ever expanding business. The digital space for Foxtel Networks has enormous promotional and commercial potential, and Shaun will be a great asset in this area.”

Graham Burrells has been appointed to the role of Creative Director, Movies and Drama.

“Graham is one of the most outstanding creative directors in the business and a long term Foxtel executive. I am delighted he has agreed to take on this wide and varied role across our recently launched Foxtel Movies and Premium Drama channels,” Walsh said.

Paul Macionis has been appointed to the role of Senior Production and Business Affairs Manager, and will report to Head of Production, Duane Hatherly.

“Paul will now be responsible for both business affairs and financial management across the production group, including productions from general entertainment, lifestyle and factual,” Walsh said.

Ross Crowley, Director of Programming and Channels, will now oversee Main Event and On Demand TV.

Foxtel Networks Australia produces the following channels:
111 HITS, Arena, A&E, Bio, Channel [V], Country Music Channel, The Comedy Channel, Crime & Investigation Network, FOX8, FOX Classics, Foxtel Movies, FOXTEL On Demand, The History Channel, MAIN EVENT, MAX, showcase, SoHo, The LifeStyle Channel, LifeStyle FOOD, LifeStyle HOME, LifeStyle YOU and [V] HITS.

Foxtel Networks Australia leadership team:
Brian Walsh – Executive Director of Television
Ross Crowley – Director of Programming and Channels
Duane Hatherly – General Manager, LifeStyle Channels and Head of Production
Shaun James – General Manager, Music Channels and Head of Digital, Foxtel Networks
Brendon Moo – General Manager, General Entertainment Channels
Jim Buchan – General Manager, Factual Channels
Jamie Campbell – General Manager, Publicity and Talent
Andrew Mulready – Head of Advertising and Strategic Integration
Fleur Fahey – General Manager, Acquisitions
Travis Conneeley – Creative Director, Foxtel
Rhonda Dawson – General Manager, Magazine and Platform Communications
Graham Burrells – Creative Director, Movies and Drama
Uriah Blair – Brand Strategy and Creative Manager, Foxtel Networks
Hannah Barnes – Head of Programming and Commissions, LifeStyle Channels
Fraser Stark – Channel Operations Manager, General Entertainment Channels
Paul Myers – Channel Operations Manager, Factual Channels
Geoff Rupp – Head of On Demand TV and Emerging Platforms
Angus Pitt – Commercial Director, Main Event

Source: Foxtel Press release

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