Tim Brooke-Hunt

Brooke-Hunt decides against Flying Bark role

Former ABC TV Children’s boss Tim Brooke-Hunt will not be joining Australian indie Flying Bark Productions as previously announced, TBI has learned. Last month, Flying Bark parent Studio 100 Media unveiled Brooke-Hunt’s return to Flying Bark, where he had spent nearly decade when it traded as Yoram Gross Studios, as board president. It has emerged […]

Uecker to exit ABC Children’s

Barbara Uecker is leaving Australian public broadcaster the ABC. Uecker, who is head of programming and acquisitions for ABC TV Children’s, is exiting on March 28 to “pursue other opportunities”, according to the broadcaster. She has been with the ABC since 2008, during which time she is credited with building the ABC3 and ABC4 Kids […]

Ex-ABC Kids boss lands at Studio 100

Former ABC Kids boss Tim Brooke-Hunt has joined Europe’s Studio 100 as a board advisor and board president of affiliated Australian prodco Flying Bark Productions. The appointments, effective immediately, will see Brooke-Hunt advising Belgium-based Studio 100 on its animation activities going forward and working closely with Flying Bark’s general manager and executive producer Jim Ballantine […]

The ABC taps BBC Worldwide’s Brennan to run kids

The ABC has poached Deidre Brennan from BBC Worldwide and she will be controller of kids TV at the Australian public broadcaster. Brennan has been Worldwide’s director of content for Australia and New Zealand and will leave for the ABC in early 2014. She is actually rejoining the broadcaster, having worked in its kids programming […]

ABC Oz’s kids boss resigns

Tim Brooke-Hunt, the controller of kids TV at ABC, has resigned and will leave the Australian public broadcaster in September. Brooke-Hunt has been at ABC for six years and notable programming hits during his tenure include historical drama My Place, talent show Dance Academy, and preschool shows Giggle and Hoot and Bananas in Pyjamas (pictured). […]