Robert Patterson

Former ABC commercial chief & UK exec join Aussie prodco

Australia’s Arenamedia has hired former ABC commercial boss Robert Patterson (pictured), who left the pubcaster in a restructure last year, as one of three new hires, with another made for UK projects. Patterson will take charge as executive producer over a full slate of Arenamedia productions. The move arrives after he departed ABC after two […]

ABC Oz restructures TV & radio divisions

Australian pubcaster the ABC has restructured, with David Anderson (pictured) taking control of a new entertainment and specialist unit that covers both TV and radio. Anderson, who replaced Richard Finlayson as director of television in a previous rejig earlier this year, will lead one of three verticals that all handle all content from the public […]

ABC Commercial boss exits

Australian pubcaster the ABC is saying goodbye to the director of its commercial wing. The network today announced Robert Patterson was leaving after more than two decades, having initially joined the ABC Classics music label. He was appointed director of ABC Commercial in 2012, but now becomes the latest high profile exit since ABC managing […]

ABC Commercial bags full Wiggles rights

The commercial arm of Australian pubcaster the ABC has taken full catalogue rights to programming, video music from children’s entertainment group The Wiggles. The agreement, described as a “multimillion dollar five-year license deal” hands ABC Commercial distribution rights to future releases and back catalogue content. Platform rights covered include CD, DVD, EST, TVOD, SVOD, mobile […]

ABC Commercial appoints sales chief

The commercial arm of Australian public broadcaster the ABC has appointed Sharon Ramsay-Luck head of sales and business development. In the newly-created role, Ramsay-Luck will oversee programme sales, digital sales and acquisitions. She originally joined the ABC in 1998, leaving in 2007 to set up the distribution business of Australia’s other pubcaster, SBS. She then […]