Peter Tonagh

Foxtel names new CEO ahead of merger

Fox Sport Australia’s CEO, Patrick Delany, will become chief to the newly merged Foxtel and Fox Sports, once its finalised in upcoming months. Peter Tonagh, Australian pay TV giant Foxtel’s incumbent chief executive, will depart the company after two years in the role. News Corp is part owner of Foxtel, with Telstra, and owns Fox […]

Foxtel studio partnerships chief Weir to exit

Deanna Weir, who oversees Australian pay TV platform Foxtel’s relationships with the US studios, is to leave her role. Her exit comes a little over a year after she joined, and two weeks after Foxtel’s merger with Fox Sports was unveiled. Aussie industry veteran Weir (pictured) was hired as executive director of channel aggregation and […]

Foxtel orders Picnic at Hanging Rock series

Australian pay TV provider Foxtel has ordered an original drama, Picnic at Hanging Rock, with FremantleMedia attached to produce and distribute, and has extended its agreement with HBO. The 6x60mins drama is currently in pre-production at FremantleMedia Australia following investment from Screen Australia. It follows the aftermath of the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and […]

Foxtel CEO: no plans to buy Ten

Australian pay TV firm Foxtel is not planning to move for free-to-air rival Network Ten, according to a senior executive. Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh said there was “not a lot of point” in seeking to expand on the firm’s 13.8% stake in Ten, which it acquired last year. “Free-to-air has a number of challenges,” Tonagh […]

Freudenstein exits Foxtel

Rumours Richard Freudenstein would leave his post as CEO of Australian pay TV giant Foxtel have been confirmed with the news he is exiting “to pursue other interests”. News Corp Australia CEO Peter Tonagh, who was previously Foxtel’s CFO and COO for nine years, will succeed Freudenstein as chief executive. Freudenstein’s departure has been expected […]