Foxtel reshuffles networks management team
Foxtel’s executive director of TV Brian Walsh has juggled his senior management team, giving some executives added responsibilities.
Among the changes, director of content Ross Crowley will head the drama strategy with Penny Win, who continues as head of drama.
In addition, Crowley will work with Tony Pollitt, director, business affairs, movies and content commercialisation, on international co-production opportunities and external channels strategy.
Crowley continues to oversee content acquisitions for the company and the strategic direction behind linear and pay-per-view movies.
Jim Buchan becomes group general manager, factual and entertainment, adding oversight of the entertainment channels to his remit.
Stephen Baldwin was in charge of the entertainment group—Fox 8, Fox Classics, The Comedy Channel, 111 Funny and TV Hits- as head of owned-and-operated channels and genre groups.
Baldwin takes on the added responsibility of the on-demand team as director of Foxtel Networks and on demand.
General manager on demand Angus Pitt will report to Baldwin. Pitt’s portfolio also includes the Foxtel Store and PPV channels.
Hannah Barnes becomes group general manager, LifeStyle Channels, Lifestyle.com.au and family, taking the lead on the family genre.
Fraser Stark continues as general manager, arts and music and will focus on further developing its partnership with Smooth FM and other relationships within the arts and music communities.
No one is departing as a result of the changes, which are unrelated to last month’s appointment of Patrick Delany as Foxtel CEO, succeeding Peter Tonagh.