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BBC Worldwide poaches ABC exec

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has tapped Australian pubcaster the ABC to find a new director of television. Natalie Edgar, currently ABC1’s deputy controller, takes up the role to replace Deirdre Brennan, who is going the other way to join ABC as kids TV controller next year. Edgar will oversee editorial for BBCWW Australia […]

BBC Worldwide poaches FremantleMedia boss

BBC worldwide has hired Jon Penn as managing director of its Australasian operation. Penn is currently CEO, Asia Pacific at FremantleMedia Enterprises. He will join Worldwide in April. As MD, BBC Worldwide Australasia, Penn will take over from Tony Iffland, who left lasy year to join public broadcaster SBS, and interim boss Blair McQuade. Under […]

BBC Worldwide sells MasterChef package to Foxtel

BBC Worldwide has shopped a package of MasterChef programming to Australian pay TV operator Foxtel. The deal gives Foxtel’s lifestyle channels a range of series and shows based on the cooking competition franchise. The original British series will air on LifeStyle FOOD next year and in the meantime BBC Worldwide Australasia has sold Foxtel series […]