Michelle Guthrie


Netflix consumes Toast in 200-hour ABC deal

British comedy Toast of London has debuted in Australia and New Zealand on SVOD service Netflix, as part of a 200-hour deal with distributor ABC Commercial. The deal is for all three season of the Channel 4 sitcom, which Australian pubcaster the ABC distributes in Australasian through a digital sub-licensing agreement with UK distributor DRG. […]

ABC loses drama, children’s bosses

Two senior programming executives are leaving Australia’s pubcaster, the ABC. Head of fiction Carole Sklan and head of children’s Deidre Brennan are both exiting the organisation. Sklan’s departure at the end of February comes after six years running ABC Fiction, while Brennan is leaving “to pursue new opportunities within the international market”. Deputy head of […]

MTG board shrinks as Livfors exits

Modern Times Group is to reduce the size of its board from seven to six following the departure of Mia Brunell Livfors. She has declined re-election to take up a chief executive post at conglomerate Axel Johnson. Livfors, who previously served as president and CEO of Investment AB Kinnevik and finance director at MTG, is […]