Rebecca Batties appointed GM, Foxtel Music Channels & Head of Digital
Foxtel has announced the appointment of Rebecca Batties to the role of General Manager – Foxtel Music Channels & Head of Digital.
Rebecca will helm Foxtel’s flagship music channels, Channel [V], [V] Hits, MAX, smooth and CMC, together with audio service, Foxtel Tunes. Rebecca will also be responsible for the management of all digital operations for the suite of Foxtel Networks channels, across the music, movies, lifestyle, factual and general entertainment portfolios.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “I am delighted to welcome Rebecca to Foxtel and this pivotal role in our channels group.
“Rebecca is an award-winning international media executive with an extensive background in media and content across all platforms. In particular, her experience in cable and subscription television, both here and globally, distinguished her for this appointment.”
Rebecca Batties said, “I am absolutely thrilled to join Foxtel. The brief I have been given is all about growth and my focus will be consolidating the impressive success of Foxtel’s music portfolio and maintaining a distinctive Australian voice.
“There is also an enormous opportunity to continue to expand Foxtel’s digital destinations to enhance subscribers’ entertainment experience and complement Foxtel’s quality content.”
Prior to joining Foxtel, Rebecca was General Manager of MTV Networks, Australia and New Zealand, a position she held from 2008 until the end of last year. Previous roles include Creative Director; Brand & Marketing for Discovery Channels’ ten international brands, based in Washington; MTV International – Head Of Content & Creative for markets including Europe, Russia and Japan; and Executive Vice President – Programming & Marketing for UGO Networks, a leading online entertainment destination targeting 18 – 34 year old males.
Rebecca commences with Foxtel on Monday, May 5 and will be based full time at the North Ryde campus from Monday, May 26.