Hannah Barnes


Foxtel rejigs programming team

Australian pay TV leader Foxtel has restructured its programming and studio negotiations team. One key change sees networks director of programming and channels Ross Crowley promoted to director of content strategy and programming. This will mean he oversees content strategy, rights and negotiations, with Tony Pollitt promoted to general manager, business affairs – content and […]

News brief: Australia checks out Embarrassing Bodies

Shine Australia will produce the local series, titled Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, for Foxtel-owned channel LifeStyle YOU. It will feature Dr. Christian Jessen from the original UK series that broadcasts on Channel 4 (above). The format sees Jessen diagnose the ailments of embarrassed patients. Production on the Australian version begins next month. Hannah Barnes, Foxtel’s […]

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 […]