ABC director of TV Kim Dalton departs

Kim Dalton

The ABC’s director of television Kim Dalton has announced he will leave the public broadcaster in mid February 2013.

Dalton was commended by the ABC’s managing director Mark Scott for his work over seven years in the role.

Scott said: “Kim has driven ABC television to create more compelling Australian content and deliver it to more Australians in more ways. His advocacy was very important in putting together a coalition of support behind our successful funding bids.”

Prior to joining the ABC in 2006, Dalton was CEO of the Australian Film Commission, the predecessor of Screen Australia.

Scott added: “Kim leaves us after a very strong year on ABC television, with audience share up on all networks and producing a highly distinctive slate of Australian content.”

Dalton did not reveal his next move, but he will work with the ABC on a consultancy basis, according to Scott.

“I am pleased he will be in a position to continue to work with us on a consultancy basis as the ABC continues its transformation to be a great public broadcaster in the digital era,” Scott said.

The ABC will begin its search for a new director of TV immediately with an appointment expected for early 2013.


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