Patch Khan and Cora Spear join The Playroom

08 August, 2011 by IF

Press release from well above

In a move that further cements The Playroom’s move to be the dominant provider of digital and IPTV services in Australia, the leading facilitator of production infrastructure, content aggregation and broadcast services, today announced that industry heavyweights Patch Khan and Cora Spear had joined their senior management team.


Khan joins The Playroom as Broadcast and Media Services Director with Spear as Business Development Director.

The Playroom Managing Director Tom Kennedy said, “We have a very aggressive expansion strategy that we have already illustrated to our clients and the market as a whole. In order to further this strategy we need the best talent and expertise and I’m delighted to say that Patch and Cora are the perfect additions to our team in order to help us achieve our goals.”

The companies Khan has worked for at a senior level within the industry reads like a who’s who of forward thinking broadcasters across the region including TNT, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Showtime/Gulf DTH and Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.

Khan has also consulted for blue-chip media companies including Paramount Comedy Channel, Flextech TV, BSkyB, Nickelodeon UK, Fox Sports, MGM International, Arqiva, Tiger Gate and Hewlett Packard.

Cora Spear brings over 15 years multi-platform experience to The Playroom including content and digital production, a deep understanding of integrated brand communications, digital media and post production.

Having worked with leading digital and international advertising agencies including Ogilvy, McCann Erickson, Beyond Film and Television and Hyro Limited, Spear also brings significant knowledge of technology platforms, entertainment industry challenges, digital business models, online video and distribution.

Tom Kennedy concluded, “The next 12-18 months will be critical for the digital landscape in Australia and globally. Our aim at The Playroom is to be at the very forefront in the provision of digital services to the industry before their need arises.

"With Patch and Cora joining our Technology Director Craig Armsworth and myself on the senior management team we have a really powerful combined skill set to ensure we meet our goals. As Broadcast and Media Services Director Patch with his unique blend of operational, technical and commercial experience in channel start-ups, facilities management, broadcast operations and content delivery will play a key role in The Playroom’s future.

"As Business Development Director Cora will provide The Playroom’s clients with strategic recommendations enabling them to fully utilise the Playroom’s services to maximise their own efficiencies and opportunities, thus growing their business. We are delighted to have Patch and Cora on board at The Playroom.”