TV

Australian Broadcasting Corporation content exec heading to Southern Star

Courtney Gibson, executive head of content creation for Australian public broadcaster ABC, will be leaving her post in October to become director of programmes at Southern Star Entertainment (Deal or No Deal, Big Brother). In a statement, Gibson said, '...after more than 10 years commissioning programs for our public broadcasters, it's time to cross back over to the other side of the equation to be a maker of shows and content, for a variety of networks and audiences.'
August 4, 2009

Courtney Gibson, executive head of content creation for Australian public broadcaster ABC, will be leaving her post in October to become director of programmes at Southern Star Entertainment (Deal or No Deal, Big Brother). In a statement, Gibson said, ‘…after more than 10 years commissioning programs for our public broadcasters, it’s time to cross back over to the other side of the equation to be a maker of shows and content, for a variety of networks and audiences.’

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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