Sally O’Donoghue has quit the ABC after eight years as manager of iview, the country’s most popular entertainment online platform..
Michael Carrington, the ABC’s acting director of entertainment and specialist, tells IF: “Over eight years Sally has remained a passionate fan of our programs and program makers, never missing an opportunity to respond in times of national significance to ensure iview has a timely and compelling program offering for our audiences.
“We thank Sally for her contribution to iview and the ABC and wish her all the best.”
While the ABC searches for a successor, David Glen, manager of children’s digital (ABC KIDS and ABC ME websites and apps) will manage the iview team, reporting to acting head of distribution Cath Dwyer.
O’Donoghue, who is not yet ready to reveal her career plans, says: “It’s been a great privilege to have worked with such dedicated, talented and interesting people, helping to provide a service enjoyed by so many Australians.
“The past eight years building iview and the teams shaping it have been among the most rewarding years of my career so far.”
She thanked former MD Mark Scott and Rebecca Heap, former head of distribution, entertainment and specialist.
Earlier in her career she worked in the UK as senior producer/editor, VOD, at Virgin Media, and as senior channel editor at Sky’s on-demand streaming service.