Steve Bibb

ABC Oz hires indie execs for commissioning roles

ABC TV has recruited Julie Hanna and Stephen Oliver as commissioners in its factual department. The pair will join the Australian pubcaster next month. Hanna joins from the Australian division of Keo Films, where she is currently producing Bullied for the ABC, the local version of edgy factual format The Bully Project. Before Keo she […]

Major restructure at Australia’s ABC

The ABC is implementing a wide-ranging restructure that will see all programming responsibility come under the control of a new role, head of audience and digital. Rebecca Heap, formerly head of strategy and digital products, will take the role at the Australian public broadcaster. ABC said the reorganisation was a reaction to ‘dramatic audience behaviour […]

ABC nabs Essential’s O’Neill for factual post

Australia’s ABC Television has hired an LA-based Essential Media & Entertainment executive to become its commissioning editor, factual. Michael O’Neill (pictured) will join the Australian pubcaster on April 4 to join its factual team, which ABC TV head of factual Steve Bibb runs. At Essential, he was VP, unscripted development. On his watch, more than […]