Tony Iffland

Former Worlwide exec to head ABC Oz sales

Former BBC Worldwide Australia boss Tony Iffland will run distribution at Australian public broadcaster the ABC after being appointed general manager, ABC Content Sales. Iffland joined Australia’s second public broadcaster SBS after leaving Worldwide, where he was general manager, Australia, in 2012. At SBS he was director of television. At the ABC Iffland will run […]

Australia’s SBS buys pair of Nordic comedies

Australian channel SBS has acquired two foreign language comedies, one from Norway and one from Denmark. Hellfjord and Klown will both broadcast on SBS One in a bid to broaden the channel’s comedy scope. Hellfjord was produced for pubcaster NRK by Tappeluft Pictures and follows an Oslo police officer who is forced to work in […]

SBS Oz poaches Ten exec for programming role

Australian multicultural pubcaster SBS has raided commercial terrestrial Network Ten for its network programme manager. Australian programming veteran Peter Andrews (left) joins as head of network programming to replace Jane Roscoe, who relocated to the UK in January to take on the role of head of international content for the pubcaster. Andrews will be responsible […]

Sharman relocates to SBS

Australian multicultural broadcaster SBS has appointed former ITV director of daytime Alison Sharman to the new role of head of commissioning. She will relocate to Australia after 20 years working in senior roles for UK broadcasters ITV and the BBC. Sharman exited UK terrestrial ITV in February after seven years, where she was most recently […]

BBC Worldwide poaches FremantleMedia boss

BBC worldwide has hired Jon Penn as managing director of its Australasian operation. Penn is currently CEO, Asia Pacific at FremantleMedia Enterprises. He will join Worldwide in April. As MD, BBC Worldwide Australasia, Penn will take over from Tony Iffland, who left lasy year to join public broadcaster SBS, and interim boss Blair McQuade. Under […]