Key programming exec to depart ABC TV
Tim Brooke-Hunt, ABC TV’s controller of children’s content, said he will step down in September to pursue new opportunities in children's entertainment.
In the past six years he oversaw the launch of ABC3 and ABC4Kids, which reach almost 60% of Australian children aged up to 12 years.
Children's programs are the most popular content on ABC TV's iview catch-up service, accounting for more than 2 million program plays monthly.
"I leave ABC TV with renewed respect for public broadcasting, with gratitude to the talented producers of our programs,” he said.
Richard Finlayson, the newly appointed Director of ABC Television, said: "There is no doubt that the dominance of ABC TV in the children’s area has been one of the great success stories for the ABC and this has been achieved under Tim’s leadership.”
Brooke-Hunt worked for Beyond International and the Yoram Gross Studios before starting his own company, Sticky Pictures, in 2002.