Sam Stacey


Nine to visit Planet Earth II

Australian commercial channel Nine Network has acquired local premiere rights to Planet Earth II, which scored huge ratings for the BBC in the UK this week. The BBC Studios Natural History Unit-produced series took 9.2 million viewers on its premiere on Sunday, making it the biggest-rating natural history programme in the UK for 15 years. […]

BBCWW raids Seven West for commercial chief

The BBC’s commercial arm in Australasia has hired the founder of Seven West Media’s live events division as its commercial director. Dustin Lockett (pictured) will join BBC Worldwide ANZ to oversee local activity of brands such as Doctor Who, Sherlock and BBC Earth. It is a new role. This comes soon after BBCWW ANZ restructured […]

BBC Worldwide rejigs Oz, NZ business

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand is restructuring its sales operation, merging its TV, digital and formats units under one umbrella. Director of content sales Irene Read (pictured) will oversee the enlarged business, with Deborah Tod taking up a new post as head of content sales for Australia, with Sam Stacey handed a new post […]