Fremantle gears up for IPTV and iTunes push with search for digital director

Television production and content licencing behemoth Fremantle Media is gearing up for a sales drive as IPTV finally begins to take hold in Australia.  

The company – which is behind Australian shows such as The X Factor, The Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance, Australia’s Got Talent and the first two series of Masterchef – is advertising for a Director of Digital.

Part of the role will include doing deals to sell the company’s content on platforms such as iTunes and IPTV.

According to the posting on the Mumbrella jobs board the company’s commercial arm Fremantle Enterprises is hiring for a role involving:

Managing of a seven figure interactive revenue budget

Leading the development of all digital business activity and coordinating the FME Australia & New Zealand team

Exploring the potential to distribute content on new digital platforms such as IPTV and ITunes

Proactively prospecting and researching new opportunities to sell the FME interactive rights, creating a strategy to maximise revenues and protect brand integrity

The TV production sector has been getting increasingly competitive for Fremantle in Australia, particularly since the local launch of Shine which is headed by the former Fremantle duo of Mark and Carl Fennessy.


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