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Scott Jolly appointed COO of MediaHub Australia as the company restructures for the future
SYDNEY, 14 October 2020 – MediaHub Australia has always been a forward-thinking organisation and now, after over a decade of continued success, the company has made its most significant restructuring since its launch as it positions itself to professionally manage the changing world of broadcast technology and consumer viewing habits. The most significant new appointment and one of many, is Scott Jolly being promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
MediaHub CEO Alan Sweeney explained, “As an organisation MediaHub has never sat still and has always led from the front. While the future is clear to us requiring a move to cloud-based operations with a different focus around IP technology, we have equally applied caution in selecting an appropriate platform which is fully IP rather than a hybrid of IP and traditional SDI. Now, with MediaHub’s selection of Ateme as our IP value chain partner, we can and will accelerate our move away from our legacy broadcast technology. With these Technology Platform changes come an essential restructuring which adds further significant value to the organisation. Scott’s promotion to COO is just one of those significant value-adds.”
MediaHub CEO, Alan Sweeney
To that end as COO Jolly now has full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of MediaHub. He will continue to report to Alan Sweeney but takes on added board responsibilities. He will also provide Sweeney with assistance in new business development.
Sweeney added, “This is a very exciting time for Scott and the whole team. My role will refocus to the guiding and continual development of MediaHub’s medium to long term strategy and continued marketing efforts.”
MediaHub has made other substantial changes to their management and operational structure with, amongst others, current Executive Head of Technology, Simon Scott, now also reporting to Scott Jolly.
Additional promotions include Scott Whittaker becoming Technology Solutions Manager, Michael Kennedy as Technology Support and Communications Manager, David Macgee into Operations Manager, Jacob Gorrie as Senior Solutions Architect, Sanjay Kumar becomes Senior IT Systems Engineer, Adam Zattera as IT Systems Engineer and Hayden Anderson becoming IT Systems Engineer. Adam Durant will also take on Channel Manager responsibilities for the ABC in the new year.
Alan Sweeney concluded, “This is the beginning of a very exciting phase for MediaHub, our clients and the entire media and broadcasting landscape in Australia and beyond. We will soon commence recruiting specialists in areas such as IT to further underpin our move into the emerging cloud-based Technologies and in turn, further leverage our growing partnership with our video delivery infrastructure solutions provider, Ateme.”
MediaHub Australia’s new COO, Scott Jolly
MediaHub Australia’s CEO, Alan Sweeney
Epson named Number 1 sustainable company
By Forbes JAPAN
SYDNEY, 14 October 2021 – After an exhaustive assessment and evaluation process, Epson has been named the Forbes JAPAN Number 1 sustainable company
Epson Global President, Yasunori Ogawa, on the cover of Forbes JAPAN 100 Most Sustainable Companies issue
Sustainability has played a major part in Epson’s corporate approach and philosophy for some time with the company achieving and further targeting some major milestones in this area.
Notably Epson recently revised its 10-year long-term vision to include a definitive commitment to developing technology that significantly contributes to the environment and a long-term perspective that creates sustainable value.
Epson also recently embarked on a campaign with National Geographic entitled, “Turn Down the Heat” where they engaged with Professor Katey Walter Anthony, her research on the Arctic warming and the effects of melting permafrost ice on the speed of global warming. As part of the campaign Katey uses Epson’s innovative inkjet printers whose Heat-Free Technology uses up to 94% less energy1 and power than comparable laser printers.
Earlier this year Epson announced it will be joining RE100, a global initiative that brings together the world’s most influential businesses driving the transition to 100% renewable electricity.
The company also announced that its worldwide group sites will all meet their electricity needs from 100% renewable energy sources (renewable electricity) by 2023.
With growing global interest in societal issues such as the environment and energy, Epson established its Environmental Vision 2050 to express its commitment to environmental management, and subsequently rolled out various measures aimed at achieving this.
The Paris Agreement subsequently established decarbonisation targets, and Epson created a scenario to achieve by FY2025 science-based targets aimed at achieving these goals. This scenario included the use of renewable electricity as an important theme, and Epson made plans and implemented measures to expand its use over the long term.
The company has established its policy as it seeks to accelerate its plans to become a leading environmental company, and with the belief that climate change represents a serious corporate risk and that Epson must play a greater role in mitigating that risk as it rolls out its business worldwide.
Epson Global President, Yasunori Ogawa, on the cover of Forbes JAPAN
No.87, November issue 2021.
MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 11 October 2021
The Foxtel Group and AACTA announced today they will extend their long-standing partnership with a new agreement that will see the Foxtel Group continue as the Presenting Partner of the AACTA Awards for the next three years.
As part of the significant new deal, Foxtel will produce a new annual streamed entertainment special – Inside the AACTA Studio – that will become a major lead-in program to the AACTA Awards, showcasing the best of Australian film and television and building on the success of a partnership that spans more than a decade.
The Foxtel Group remains a committed local champion for Australian stories and voices in all genres across drama, lifestyle, factual, sport and news. As the critically acclaimed global success story of Wentworth comes to an end in 2021, the group has a number of local productions coming including Love Me, Upright 2 and The Twelve as well as a series of major returning and new Lifestyle shows including Selling Houses Australia, The Repair Shop and The Great Australian Bake Off.
The AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards) have honoured screen excellence in Australia for over 60 years, since the first AFI Awards were held in 1958.
Foxtel Group, Chief Content and Commercial Officer, Amanda Laing said, “With a history that goes back more than a decade, I am delighted we are extending our partnership with AACTA. We are thrilled to continue to support at scale the ever-growing and ever-changing Australian screen industry, particularly coming out of a year like this one.
“We are very proud of our rich slate of award-winning local productions and to have played a part in aiding the Australian industry to build, celebrate and showcase some of the most acclaimed storytellers in the world, on and off the camera. Our renewed partnership with AACTA, including the newly created Inside the AACTA Studio, allows us to continue to recognise the outstanding work of our burgeoning creative community and take it to the next level.”
AACTA President, Russell Crowe said, “I am thrilled that our partnership with the Foxtel Group will continue for a further three years. Foxtel are a long-term supporter of AACTA, and this increased commitment is an enormous testament to the Foxtel Group’s ongoing commitment and support of AACTA, the Australian screen industry and its talented creative community.”
AACTA Vice-President, Nicole Kidman said, “Despite the challenges we are facing in these times, the Australian screen industry has endured, and Australians continue to achieve success on a global scale. This increased commitment from Foxtel will see us continue to celebrate these successes at the annual AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group.”
The partnership with Foxtel Group will span presenting rights, broadcasting rights, marketing, PR, content production and will see both the Foxtel and BINGE brands brought to life at key events throughout the year.
AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella, said “Foxtel’s longstanding partnership of the AACTA Awards has provided tremendous support for the acknowledgement and celebration of our screen industry’s best and brightest whose sustained resilience and perseverance throughout the ongoing pandemic has continued to inform and entertain Australians at a time when we have needed it most.
“The Foxtel Group’s renewed and expanded commitment is invaluable and the introduction of the newly created Inside the AACTA Studio will allow us to reach more Australians and celebrate an industry that has entertained us throughout 2021.”
Further details regarding the AACTA Awards in 2021 will be announced soon.