Telstra hires Eric Kearley as IPTV head

Telstra has appointed Eric Kearley from Television New Zealand as head of IPTV and pay TV.

He replaces Ben Kinealy, who left in May.

At TNZ, Kearley was head of digital media, channels and licensing. He also spent a ten-year career at MTV Europe, and a stint at creative venue The Hospital Club in London.

Telstra Media’s group MD Rick Ellis said: “Eric brings exceptional international television experience to Telstra Media. His role will be to maximise Telstra’s Pay TV and IPTV revenue and profits by sourcing content that our customers want and delivering it across our world leading networks. I worked with Eric at TVNZ and I am delighted that from a strong world-class field of applicants he was a clear standout.”

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