Media Release: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Foxtel announces new
Arts and Music division

Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, today announced a newly created Arts and Music division.

Foxtel Arts, the dedicated HD Arts channel, and Foxtel’s suite of music channels – [V] HITS, MAX, Foxtel Smooth and CMC – will be managed by a joint team under newly appointed Group Channel Manager – Arts and Music Fraser Stark.

Brian Walsh said: “Foxtel is Australia’s only television provider providing the local music and arts industries with curated locally produced channels and we will continue to do so with the same passion, enthusiasm and excitement which we’ve been doing since 1995. Our music and arts offering is very important both to us and our customers and we are proud to be the home of music television with unique and specialised music brands and content that Australians love.”

“Fraser has done an exceptional job building and refining Foxtel Arts, since its launch last year; to become a channel like no other and we’re incredibly proud. His energy, imagination and commercial approach will build on the incredible talents of the Arts and Music team to provide a complete music and live performance offering for our subscribers.”

Fraser Stark said: “I am incredibly excited about this new opportunity and there is great synergy between the Arts and Music brands. I look forward to leading the strong and passionate music team to continue providing these great channels for Foxtel’s viewers.”

The new team structure will commence from Monday, August 29. Rebecca Batties, who has been heading the Music portfolio for the past two years, has made the decision to move on from Foxtel and has vacated her position as General Manager of the group.

“I we would like to acknowledge Rebecca’s terrific contribution and wish her well with her next endeavour.” Brian Walsh said.