Subscription Television Channel Information

ARENA TV
Channel manager: Duane Hatherly
Marketing manager: Sasha Mackie
Program director: Stellina DeFranco
Ad manager: Angus Pitt
Publicity manager: Matthew Fraser
Top 5 international shows:
Entourage, Will & Grace, Project Runway, Friends, Sex & the City
Australian productions current and future:
Confidential TV, Project Runway Australia
Interactive aspects:
Red button, A-list, SMS voting
www.arenatv.com.au

AURORA
CEO: Phyllisse Stanton
Operations Manager: Simone Lahood
Program Manager: Corrie McDougall
Ad Manager: Brand New Media
Publicity Manager: Adam Cubito (eckfactor)
Background:
Aurora Community Channel is broadcast on Foxtel, Austar and Optus on channel 183 and available on the basic tier at no extra cost. As a not-for-profit independent channel, Aurora broadcasts original Australian programs showcasing the work of independent and community program makers. Aurora provides programs that not only inform and entertain, but inspire action on the causes, issues and interests that matter. Each month, Aurora highlights different causes within the community, raising awareness through dedicated programming. Aurora is dedicated to providing a platform for those with something to share with the community. Created by or for Australian community groups, these programs reflect Australian perspectives, and provide an opportunity for people to connect with others.
Australian productions current and future:
SkillsOneTV, Blokesworld Spin the Globe - USA, Caravan and Motorhome on Tour, Country Crossroads and Australian Premier League Football Show 2008, Fishin' Trip, Hooked, Rodder's Life, River to Reef, On the Road
Interactive aspects:
Aurora.tv - a digital community dedicated to creating a dynamic place to network, volunteer, or simply learn more about the world around them.

BBC WORLD NEWS
Channel manager: Barbra Mckay
Marketing manager: Roopa Fulivai
Program /editorial director: Sian Kevill (UK)
Ad manager: John Williams
Publicity manager: Roopa Fulivai
Top 5 international shows:
BBC World News, World News Today, World Business Report, Asia Business Report and fast:track
Australian productions current and future:
Australian news stories and Peschardt's People
Interactive aspects: BBC World works with several online, broadband and mobile partners to develop new methods of distribution to the widest possible audience. BBC World has signed an agreement to provide the BBC World News channel on YouTube, which feature up to 30, two-minute clips of news headlines and packages daily. BBC World also runs interactive elements in its programming. For example, for the recent Rugby World Cup in the France, BBC World sports presenters featured regular rugby fans and armchair commentators from across the world on the twice-weekly programme via webcam, email or mobile, giving them a chance to have their say about the tournament, games, teams and players.
www.bbcworld.com

Bio. (aka BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL)
Channel manager: Duane Hatherly
Marketing manager: Kate Grant
Program director: Stephen Baldwin
Ad manager: Angus Pitt
Publicity manager: Brooke Cashell
Top 5 international shows:
ET, The Insider, Inside Edition, Inside the Actors Studio, Intervention
Australian productions current and future:
Maggie At Home With (Rantan Productions)
Interactive aspects:
Selections On Demand,
www.biographychannel.com.au

CARTOON NETWORK/BOOMERANG
Channel manager: Robi Stanton
Marketing manager: Zoe Eaton
Program director: Brent Ebert
Research manager: Randal Thomas
Ad sales manager: Jeremy Carr
Publicity manager: Helene Matsos at Dreamcoat
Top 5 international shows:
Cartoon Network - Ben 10, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Ed, Edd and Eddy, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Camp Lazlo
Boomerang - Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry Show, Johnny Bravo, Loony Toons, Fraggle Rock
Australian productions current and future:
Taking its commitment to nurture home-grown creative talent to a new level, Cartoon Network has embarked on a unique pan-Asian programme titled Snaptoons (Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons).  An original content development initiative, Snaptoons aims to connect Cartoon Network with new creative talent across its key markets in Asia, including Australia.  Several Australian projects have come to us through Snaptoons and are currently in the development stage.  Our mission is to create a new generation of Cartoon Network heroes--smart, fun, funny, fearless animation for kids everywhere--and our door is always open to great ideas.
Interactive aspects:
Cartoon Network has a dedicated website for its viewers in Australia ( www.cartoonnetwork.com.au ) which provides young visitors a highly-interactive online experience of the Cartoon Network brand. It features brand-new multi-player online games, blogs, message boards, video-on-demand content and the special "My Studio" application, where kids can create their own content using Cartoon Network's popular characters and music.  Boomerang shares the site with Cartoon Network, with a special link upon entry onto the Cartoon Network homepage.
Cartoon Network currently has a number of agreements with telcos, such as Telstra and 3 networks, where users are able to download clips of cartoons or subscribe to watch streaming video. Cartoon Network and Foxtel have also partnered to launch a Kids and Family platform on Gamesworld, a subscription television channel dedicated exclusively to branded games.


CHANNEL [V]
General manager: Shaun James
Program director: Brett "Nozz" Nossiter
Marketing director: Stella Wong
Acting client services manager: Maigen Broose (for Georgina Bill)
Publicity manager: Rachel Antella (inhouse), Rebecca Gibbs at Sally Burleigh PR
Top 5 shows: Dudesons, What U Want, Cash Cab, The Dave & Kerley Show, Justin Timberlake - Future Sex/Love Show concert
Interactive aspects: [ V] for Me - choose from four screens with four genres of music on annually
www.channelv.com.au , sms clip requests and competitions


CMC (COUNTRY MUSIC CHANNEL)
General manager: Shaun James
Program director: Tim Daley
Marketing director: Stella Wong
Acting client services manager: Maigen Broose (for Georgina Bill)
Publicity manager: Rachel Antella (inhouse), Rebecca Gibbs and Sally Burleigh at Sally Burleigh PR
Top 5 international shows:
The Wilkinsons, Country Music Across America, The CMA Awards, The Canadian CMA Awards
Australian productions current and future:
Rollin' With., The Country Music Awards of Australia (produced by the CMAA) 30 Best (Themed countdown with artist comments)and Telstra Road to Tamworth, CMC Rocks The Snowys
Interactive aspects:
www.countrymusicchannel.com.au

CNBC
President and MD, CNBC Asia Pacific: Jeremy Pink
Director of news and programming, CNBC Asia Pacific: John Casey
Regional manager, Australia and NZ, CNBC Asia Pacific: Matthew Christie
Communications manager, CNBC Asia: Reena Kumarasingham
Top 5 international shows:
Squawk Box, Worldwide Exchange, Squawk on the Street, Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, Managing Asia
Australian productions current and future:
Squawk Australia, Trading Matters, Australia This Week
Interactive aspects:
www.CNBC.com

CNN
President and MD, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific:   Steve Marcopoto,
Managing Editor CNN International Asia Pacific: Ellana Lee
VP news adsales Asia Pacific:   William Hsu
Communications manager/Publicity manager: Anne Lawler, AKL PR, Sydney
Marketing and affiliate local contact: Robi Stanton
Top 5 international shows: Top shows produced in the Asia Pacific that air internationally include Talk Asia and the morning and evening primetime news programs CNN Today and World News Asia. Globally, highlights include Larry King Live, The Daily Show, Global Edition, Quest, CNN Business Traveller, Living Golf, The Screening Room and documentaries airing under CNN Productions and World's Untold Stories .
In addition to providing 24/7 news coverage and analysis on stories from every corner of the world as they unfold, CNN's programming hubs are based in London, Hong Kong and Atlanta.
Interactive aspects:
Mobile - CNN are industry leaders in the mobile sphere and have been since CNN Mobile launched back in 1999 as the first mobile telephone news and information service available globally with targeted regional content. The service delivers CNN news content to mobile phones in a number of formats, including SMS, WAP, PartnerML for Vodafone Live, XHTML, cHTML for i-mode devices and CNNlive, a java news service which features CNN.com's top 10 stories, complete with photos and a scrolling ticker.
Internet - CNN.com launched back in 1995, with the dedicated international edition launching in 2003. The collective CNN sites include 5 news web sites and are among the world's leading news and information destinations. The sites rank as the No. 1 destination among all online news and information sites and are updated continuously from production centers worldwide.
On-Demand - CNN plans to launch a branded VOD service in the region via cable, IPTV and broadband for feature programs, entertainment news as and other specials.

COMEDY CHANNEL
Channel manager: Alex Ristevski
Marketing director: Sonia Fedele
Programmer: Darren Chau
Ad manager: Angus Pitt
Publicity manager: Jen Fitzpatrick and Dee Stewart Fitz PR
Top 5 international shows:
Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, My Name Is Earl, Malcolm In The Middle
Australian productions current and future:
Stand Up Australia, The Power of One, The Mansion
Interactive aspects
Competitions, arcade games, quizzes, online polls, give a toss (send us a rant)
www.comedychannel.com.au


CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK
GM: Brendon Moo (Head of Factual Channels)
Channel manager: Jim Buchan (Channel Manager and Group Program and Acquisitions Manager)
Program Scheduler: Clare Champion
Ad manager: Angus Pitt
Publicity manager: Lis Clough
Top 5 international shows: 
Cops, The First 48, Forensic Files, Cold Case Files, Crime and Punishment 7
Australian productions current and future:
Crime Investigation Australia series (Graham McNeice Productions)
Interactive aspects:
www.citv.com.au

DISCOVERY NETWORKS
(Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Real Time, Discovery Mobile, Discovery HD)
VP/Country manager: Mandy Pattinson
Marketing director: Angelique Ellis
Publicity & communications manager: Laura Miller
Program schedule manager: Peta van Dyk
Discovery
Top 5 international shows:
American Chopper, Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, Man Vs Wild, Dirty Jobs
Australian Productions 2007/2008
Tuna Wranglers (NHNZ), Mythbusters (Beyond), Man Made Marvels: Opera House (NHNZ), American Chopper: Australia (Beyond), Project Ignite, Storm Surfers, The Future Makers
Interactive aspects:
www.discoverychannel.com.au , Discovery mobile, interactive advertising, interactive one-off features, On Demand, NeverMissdiscovery ANZ, Planet Green website.
Animal Planet
Top 5 international shows:
Meerkat Manor, Lemur Street, Nick Baker's Weird Creatures, Animal Precinct, Monkey Business .
Australian productions 2007/2008  
Oceans Deadliest (BPS), War Of The Wombats (Landmark), Crikey! What An Adventure (BPS), Land Of The Giants (Looking Glass International)
Discovery Travel & Living
Top 5 international shows:
Globe Trekker, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Miami Ink, LA Ink, Bizarre Foods
Australian productions 2007/2008
Five Star Insider (Landmark), Project Ignite , Natural Born Traveller
Discovery Home & Health
Top 5 international shows:
Little People, Big World, Birth Day, Jon & Kate Plus 8, Shalom in the Home, A Baby Story
Discovery Science
Top 5 international shows:
How It's Made, Mega Machines, Massive Speed, Ultimate Guide, Weaponology
Australian productions 2007/2008:
The New Inventors, Catalyst, Quantum (ABC)

DISNEY CHANNEL/PLAYHOUSE DISNEY
VP and GM, Disney Channels Australia /NZ: Melissa Dixon
Head of marketing: Lee-Ann Googan
Programming director: Anthony Danna
Ad sales: Duncan Mulready
Media relations manager: Adele Feletto
Creative director: Graham Cousens
Top 5 international shows:
Disney Channel: Hannah Montana, Phineas and Ferb, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Emperor's New School and Cory in the House
Playhouse Disney: My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Handy Manny, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins and Johnny and the Sprites
Australian productions current and future:
As the Bell Rings
I nteractive aspects
www.disneychannel.com.au
www.playhousedisney.com.au

E!
Channel manager: Gracia Waverly, SVP International Network
Marketing manager: Lee Raftery, VP International Marketing
Program director: Kevin MacLellan (President of CIMG)
Ad manager: Viviane Paxinos (based in London)
Publicity manager: Kelly Seal (International PR manager)
Top 5 international shows:
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, Girls of the Playboy Mansion, E! News, Keeping Up With The Kardashias, The Soup
Interactive aspects:
www.eonline.com
With Vodafone E! copy can also be downloaded.

ESPN
Vice President and GM ESPN Asia Pacific: Bernard Stewart
Marketing director: Tara Bennett
Ad manager: MCN Sales
Publicity manager: Emma Barnes
Top 5 international shows:
NBA basketball, NFL football, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup football, X Games
Australian productions current and future:
SportsCenter Australia/New Zealand (produced by Australians with Australian anchors out of the US) and PTI Australia (FremantleMedia) in Sydney.
Interactive aspects:
espn.com , soccernet.com , cricinfo.com , scrum.com and a local site - espn.com.au to be launched soon


FOX CLASSICS:
General manager - programming: Penny Win
Program manager: Rose Carrick
Publicist: Helen Johnson

FOX8
Channel manager: Duane Hatherly
Marketing manager: Kate Grant
Program director: Stephen Baldwin
Ad manager: Angus Pitt
Publicity manager: Brooke Cashell
Top 5 international shows:
Rock Star, On the Lot, America's Next Top Model, The Contender, WWE
Australian productions current and future:
Australia's Next Top Model (Granada), An Aussie Goes Barmy (Granada),
Dangerous (Southern Star)
Interactive aspects:
Available on mobile, selections on Demand. Interactive events include Rock Star, The Simpsons , On the Lot
www.fox8.com.au

FOX SPORTS NEWS
Channel manager: Soames Treffry
Marketing  Director: Adam Oakes
Program  Director:  Ricardo Piccioni
Ad Manager: Adam Oakes
Publicity manager: Rebecca Jacobsen
Australian productions current and future: The Back Page, Morning Rush, Long Lunch, News Express, Sports Bite, Fox Sports News and Views, Late Night full time
Interactive aspects:
www.foxsports.com.au

FOX SPORTS
Channel manager: Tony Sinclair
Marketing director: Adam Oakes
Program director: Craig Dobbs
Ad manager: Adam Oakes
Publicity manager: Rebecca Jacobsen
Top 5 international shows:
2008: Australian OS Cricket Tours to Pakistan, West Indies and India, USPGA Golf, Barclays Premier League, LIVE ATP Tennis Masters and Grand Slams
Australian productions current and future:
NRL, AFL. A-League, Socceroo matches, Asian Champions League, Super 14, Wallabies Test matches, NBL, Ford Ranger Cup cricket and in 2008 will broadcast the Trans Tasman Netball competition.
Interactive aspects: Super Saturday "Viewer's Choice" gives viewers the opportunity to decide which game to watch when two games kick off at the same time. They can also watch both games back to back, or both games on a split screen. 
Viewers Choice is also available on the Barclays Premier League, viewers can choose from up to 4 matches in addition to the broadcast on the main channel.
  Fox Sports Active - NRL, AFL, Australian Open and Super 14 have this service which offers different camera angles, referee audio, highlights while the game is still playing, Live statistics and player profiles.
www.foxsports.com.au


FUEL TV
GM/Channel manager: Soames Treffry (Director of Specialist Channels)
Channel manager: Adam Howarth
Marketing director: Adam Oakes
Program director: Craig Dobbs
Ad Manager: Adam Oakes
Publicity manager: Rebecca Jacobsen
Top 5 international shows: Action Sports Tour, Drop In, Ultimate Fighter, Monster Trucks and Bikini Beach
Australian productions current and future: Australian BMX Games (The Rise Collective), Boardrider (H2 Productions) and daily surf reports from selected ASP Tour events. 
Interactive aspects: 
www.fueltv.com.au

HALLMARK CHANNEL
Channel manager: Ros Jones
Creative director: Cameron Craig
Marketing consultant: Susan Metcalf
Publicity consultant: Angela Alexander
Top 5 international shows:
Rosemary & Thyme, Murder In Suburbia, Agatha Christie's Poirot, The Last Detective, Jane Doe mysteries
Australian productions current and future:
McLeod's Daughters (Produced by Millennium Television & Nine Films & Television Productions for the Nine Network)
Interactive aspects:
www.hallmarkchannel.tv

THE HISTORY CHANNEL
GM: Brendon Moo (Head of Factual Channels)
Channel manager: Jim Buchan
Program scheduler: Amanda So/Denise Galathris
Ad manager: Angus Pitt
Publicist: Lis Clough
Your top international shows:
Boneyard, Dogfights, The Universe, Lost Worlds, Hero Ships
Australian productions current and future:
The Spirit of Australian Sport
Interactive aspects:
www.historychannel.com.au
Also a number red button applications in the planning stages.

HOW TO CHANNEL
GM/Channel manager: Soames Treffry
Channel manager: James Harrison
Marketing Director: Adam Oakes
Program Director: Craig Dobbs
Publicity Manager: Rebecca Jacobsen
Top 5 international shows:
Holmes on Homes, Martha, Escape to the Country, Homes Under the Hammer, House Doctor
Australian productions current and future:
Great Australian Homes (Freehand), Luke's Workshop (Landmark Television), Owner Builder Australia (Freehand)
Interactive aspects:
www.homesite.com.au/how-to-channel


THE LIFESTYLE CHANNEL
Acting GM/Channel manager: Stephen Watson
Marketing director: Jennifer Millington
Program director: Trevor Eastment
Ad manager: Tammy Stone/Luke Manderson
Publicity manager: Sharyn Whitten
Top 5 international shows: 
Grand Designs, Location, Location, What Not To Wear/Trinny & Susannah Undress, Selling Houses, Bargain Hunt
Australian productions current and future:
Dry Spell Gardening (Detour Productions), Selling Houses Australia (Beyond Productions), The Best in Australia (Mago Films), bills food (bills films) and Escape TV (Igloo Productions in association with News Limited)
Interactive aspects:
www.lifestylechannel.com.au

LIFESTYLE FOOD CHANNEL
Acting GM/Channel manager: Stephen Watson
Marketing director: Jennifer Millington
Program director: Trevor Eastment
Ad manager: Tammy Stone/Luke Manderson
Publicity manager: Sharyn Whitten
Top 5 international shows: 
Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, Great British Menu, Come Dine With Me, Gordon Ramsay's The F Word
Australian productions current and future:
Stuart MacGill Uncorked (Screentime), Tobie & Matt (Wall to Wall Pictures), Fenton Fired Up (LifeStyle FOOD), BYO Restaurant (The Function Group) and Signature Dish (Tom Tom Productions)
Interactive aspects:
www.lifestylefood.com.au

MAX
General manager: Shaun James
Program director: Rachel Newman
Marketing director: Stella Wong
Acting client services manager: Maigen Broose (for Georgina Bill)
Publicity manager: Rachel Antella (inhouse) Rebecca Gibbs and Sally Burleigh at Sally Burleigh PR
Top international shows:
Later With Jools Holland, Live From Abbey Road, Me, Myself & I - Elton John, George Michael - Road to Welbley
Australian productions current and future:
Max Sessions, Max Masters, The Know, Max Recommends, First Play
Interactive aspects:
www.maxtv.com.au , SMS trivia and comps, red button "Pick your partyMAX"  

MOVIE NETWORK CHANNELS
CEO: Tony Forrest
GM, marketing & content strategy: Peter Jenetsky
Marketing manager: Laura Moraitakis
Program director: Colleen Meldrum
Ad manager: Kim Lemke
Publicity manager: Vasinee Jordan
Top 5 international programs/movies: 
The L Word, Mad Men, The Henry Rollins Show, Rocky Balboa, 300
Australian productions current and future:
Chandon Pictures - a comedy drama following the misadventures of a struggling video production company, from winners of Tropfest 2006, Rob Carlton & Alex Weinress. Produced by Shadowfax TV for Movie Extra.
2008 Movie Extra Filmink Awards - A fun and irreverent" people's choice" annual awards show, celebrating the best and worst of Australian and International film.
Short & Sweet - An acting challenge series, presenting short plays from the Short & Sweet festival final in Sydney, with a taste of the drama behind the red curtain.  Produced by ActiveTV for Movie Extra.
Movie Juice - A fresh, juicy approach to the latest movie industry buzz, including interviews with A-list Hollywood actors. Presented by Movie Extra's Renee Brack. Produced by Movie Extra.
The View From Greenhaven -  feature film financed by Movie Extra, due for release first half of 2008. Produced by Screentime for Movie Extra.
Interactive aspects:
Web: www.movienetwork.tv - the gateway to all four channels, including guides info, competitions, forums and downloads.
Redspace: Movie One's Redspace movies utitlise the power of the red button with expanded EPG features, video, and interactive quiz functions for big-title presentations.
Red Button Rewind: A "catch-up" application available via the red button, giving digital viewers access to previous episodes of popular series.

MTV NETWORKS (MTV & VH1 & TMF)
Managing director: Dave Sibley
Marketing director: Colin Blake
Content director: Fiona Smith
Vice president sales: Michael Johnstone
Publicity manager: Laura Vozzo
Top 5 international shows:
Tila Tequila, Hogan Knows Best, Pimp My Ride, Next, Date My Mom. (MTV)
Rockwiz, My Fair Brady, Rock of Love,  Surreal Life, Flavour of Love (VH1)
Australian productions current and future:
Current are The Lair, MTV News, MTV Australia Awards and Snow Jam .
Interactive aspects:
MTV Overdrive - online broadband channel featuring exclusive and original "Bitesized" network content, including artist interviews, behind the scenes footage and viewer interaction.  MTV also produces made for mobile teasers delivered across all Australian and NZ telcos, mtv.com.au - competitions, MTV Australia Awards voting, news, features, tours and reviews.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Managing director: Jacinta Spurrett
Marketing & dd manager: Tina Seeto
Program & acquisitions manager: Peta Watermeyer
Publicity manager: Marcus Cammack
Top 5 international shows:
America's Hardest Prisons, Megastructures, Inside, Air Crash Investigation, Situation Critical
Australian productions current and future:
National Geographic Presents with., Lockdown Oz Maximum Security
Interactive aspects:
www.nationalgeographic.com.au

NAT GEO ADVENTURE
Managing director: Jacinta Spurrett
Marketing & ad manager: Tina Seeto
Program & acquisitions manager: Peta Watermeyer
Publicity manager: Marcus Cammack
Top 5 international shows:
Long Way Down, Don't Tell My Mother ., 4Real, Excellent Adventures, A Map For Saturday
Interactive aspects:
www.natgeoadventure.com.au

NICKELODEON/NICK JR.
GM/Channel manager: Katrina Southon
Marketing director: Alison Bakunowich
Program director: Deirdre Brennan
Client service director: Richard Henson
Digital media director: Hugh Baldwin
Creative director: Kristie Phelan
Communications director: Sarah Campbell
Top 5 international shows:
Nickelodeon - SpongeBob, Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, Drake and Josh, Avatar
Nick Jnr - Dora The Explorer, Go Diego Go!, LazyTown, The Backyardigans, Curious George
Australian productions current and future:
Nickelodeon - Nickelodeon's Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2007 (Pogue Productions) Camp Orange Series 1 and 2 (Total Perception), Camp Orange;The Mystery of Spaghetti Creek, Series 3 (Fox World). Let's Just Play, Nickelodeon's multi-platform health and wellness program launched in 2007, Camp Orange Series 4 in production (Nickelodeon), Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be back in 08.
Nick Jr. - Ollie & The Upside Down Show .
Interactive aspects:
2007 Nickelodeon announced the launch of ClickHeadSpace, an online personal portal into the world of Nickelodeon for kids. Expanding on the highly successful ClickHeads application, ClickHeadSpace is the next evolution for kids in the online and digital space. ClickHeadSpace extends the life of the ClickHead and allows this form of self-expression to become kids' avenue into the Nickelodeon universe. It is an online digital "wonder wall" that allows kids the opportunity to express their likes and interests in a fun and safe environment.
Red button, SMS and online voting for KCA, online voting for Camp Orange 2007, podcasts, Turbo Nick and mobile.
www.nickelodeon.com.au
www.nickjr.com.au

OVATION
Channel Manager: Gerry Travers   
Marketing director: Luke Nestorowicz
Programmer: Jackie Gent
Ad manager: Full Circle Media
Publicity manager: Dennis Stojanovski
Top 5 international shows: 
Andrei Rieu, Classical Destinations, Brideshead Revisited, Barenboim on Beethoven, Swan Lake (Paris Opera Ballet)
Australian productions current and future: 
Current productions for Ovation include Heartland, Masterclass, Goodlistening, Leo Schofield In Conversation Series and School Of Arts , a curriculum-based programming block designed especially for school students, teachers and lovers of music, art, dance, drama and literary classics. This is designed for Years 7-12 students, each week Monday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm. Spotlight, which is music concert programming, airs daily from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Future productions include What's On, O Music - Music Chart Show, Book Stop.
Interactive aspects:
Upcoming liaison with Metropolitan Opera's live cinema broadcasts
Ovation online shop at Ovationchannel.com

SCI FI
CEO: Peter Hudson
Marketing director: Catherine Field
Program and acquisitions director: Selena Crowley
Publicity director: Michael Shephard
Top 5 international shows:
Stargate SG-1, Star Trek The Next generation, Medium, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica
Interactive aspects:
www.scifitv.com.au

SETANTA SPORTS
GM: Conor Woods   
Channel manager: Paul Steadman
Marketing manager: John Armitage
Publicity manager: Angela Alexander
Top 5 international shows: Euro 2008, RBS Rugby Six Nations, FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifiers, Frank Warren Sports Network Boxing, FA Cup 2009-212
Interactive aspects:
www.setanta.com

SHOWTIME/SHOWTIME GREATS/SHOWCASE
CEO: Peter Rose   
Marketing director: Miranda Stojanovski
Programmer: Heather Campbell (Showcase), Joel Icaca (Showtime),:Mark Braithwaite (Showtime Greats)
Ad manager: Janice Leach
Publicity manager: Lori Killesteyn
Top 5 international shows (Showcase): 
Dexter, Deadwood, The Riches, The Tudors, Rome
Australian productions current and future: 
Love My Way (Southern Star John Edwards) and Satisfaction (Lone Hand Production)
Interactive aspects:
www.showtime.com.au

SKY NEWS/SKY NEWS BUSINESS CHANNEL
CEO: Angelos Frangopoulos
News director: Ian Ferguson
Business channel manager: Kylie Merritt
Manager, operations & productions: Talia Eizenberg
Manager of business development & ad sales: Jeff Brown
Australian productions current and future: 
All Australian programming across Sky News and Sky News Business Channels
Interactive aspects:
Sky News Active - 8 channels with headlines, business, sport, weather, top stories, Showbiz and Sky UK and main channel. Channel is also on Foxtel by mobile for headlines and business. Also does made-for-mobiles channels for Vodafone and content to 3, Optus and Telstra
www.skynews.com.au - including journalists' blogs
www.businesschannel.com.au

TCM
Channel manager: Robi Stanton
Marketing manager: Zoe Eaton
Program director: Danny Fung
Research manager: Randal Thomas
Publicity manager: Desmond Chung (desmond.chung@turner.com)
Top 5 international programs:
TCM features movie showcases focusing on specific themes, stars, and film genres. Biggest franchises are: 31 Days of Oscars (Feb 1 - Mar 2nd), a parade of Oscar-winning & nominated films all month long; TCM Selections - contemporary classics and film milestones. In 2008, our network premieres featured in this showcase include All The President's Men, The Candidate, Camelot, Splendor In The Grass and Klute ; No Country For Good Men? - inspired by the Oscar-nominated film by the Coen Brothers, featuring a collection of films with equally compelling existential themes, such as The Arrangement, North By Northwest and Coma ; Women on Film - focusing on the transformation of some of Hollywood's most legendary actresses (e.g. Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford), featuring each night both their early ingénue roles, and followed by their ground-breaking films; Star Of The Month - monthly tributes to some of Hollywood's biggest stars. In 2008, legends such as Margaret O'Brien, John Garfield, Glenn Ford are featured.
Australian productions current and future:
Does not currently have any co-productions with Australian motion picture houses but "certainly welcome the opportunity to work with them if the right project comes along".
Interactive aspects to the channel:
TCM viewers in Australia can access the latest programming schedules, monthly promotional spots, and information on each month's special themes and tribute showcases at www.tcmaustralia.com . The site also serves as TCM viewers' platform to submit feedback and suggestions to programming.

THE WEATHER CHANNEL
GM/Channel manager: Julian Delany
Marketing manager: Georgi Martin
Head of production: Patty Bianco
Ad manager: Georgi Martin
Publicity manager: Simone Bird, eckfactor
Top international show:
Angry Planet. Over the last ten years, the world's weather has become more and more extreme.  Demonstrating this, The Weather Channel's Angry Planet series takes audiences on an extraordinary tour of the world's most extreme natural phenomena as some truly unique and hair-raising situations (involving tornados, hurricanes, blizzards and anything else Mother Nature can think of) are filmed.  Audiences enjoy a thrilling ride through some of the most extraordinary sights our planet can produce, hosted by extreme adventurer, George Kourounis.
Australian productions current and future:
Ongoing coverage of Breaking and Severe Weather; Tipping Point with Jon Dee; H2Overview - National Dam Report; Country Skies - Rural Australia's Weather Report; Beach & Surf Report ; Weather Why's with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Interactive aspects:
Weather Active - An established revolutionary interactive television weather information service developed by The Weather Channel.  Local weather information on demand through Foxtel and Austar platforms. Weather Active provides up-to-date weather for local areas; 7-day forecasts; rain radars; beach & surf reports and plenty more for Australian locations. 
Website - www.weatherchannel.com.au leads unique user traffic data within the subscription television genre.  It provides users temperature and rainfall statistics, satellite maps, UV ratings, marine data, surf cams, beach conditions, pollen readings and Astro data.  It also offers an interactive online video player featuring a range of programs from The Weather Channel's on-air broadcast.  Additionally, the video player has a user-generated content channel to enable viewers to send in their own weather footage.


TV1
CEO: Peter Hudson
Marketing director: Catherine Field
Program and acquisitions director: Selena Crowley
Publicity director: Michael Shephard
Top 5 international shows:
Law & Order SVU, Law & Order CI, Seinfeld, NCIS, Frasier
Australian productions current and future:
The KING - FreemantleMedia (Crackerjack) and Stupid, Stupid Man - Jigsaw Entertainment
Interactive aspects:
www.tv1.com.au

TVSN
GM: Dionne Sinay
Marketing manager: Robyn Ball
Programmer: Grant Iskov
Ad manager: TVSN produces over 70 hours of live television every week and does not take advertising.
Publicity manager: Linda Deubel
Top 5 shows: Jewellery, cosmetics, skincare, electrical and health
Interactive aspects:
www.tvsn.com.au


UKTV
GM/Channel manager: Tony Iffland
Marketing director: Anna Cochrane
Program director: Brendan Dahill
Ad manager:  MCn
Publicity manager: Shaye Manuel
Top 5 international shows:
EastEnders, Little Britain, Life On Mars, I'm A Celebrity.Get Me Out Of Here!, The Friday Night Project
Australian productions current and future:
Make or Break (UKTV, Fox World), False Witness (UKTV, Fox World), Parkinson: The Shane Warne Special (UKTV, Landmark Television and Foxtel), Supernova Series 1 & 2 (UKTV, Hartswood Films and World Productions)
Interactive aspects to the channel
Have used interactive red button opportunities with Supernova, Whodunit?, I'm A Celebrity.Get Me Out Of Here!, Doctor Who and Emmerdale
www.uktv.com.au

W. CHANNEL
General manager : programming: Penny Win
Program director: Penny Win
Publicist: Helen Johnson
Top 5 international shows:
Sex and the City, Law & Order, Extreme Makeover, Oprah, Desperate Housewives
Australian productions current and future:
From Here to Maternity (Screentime)
Interactive aspects:
W recently ran a very successful interactive campaign, where viewers could tune into Sex and The City each night and enter a draw to win a trip to NYC and a selection of great daily prizes. Each night, viewers could enter the competition by watching SATC and answering three trivia questions based on that night's episode.
www.wchannel.com.au

 



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