TV

Travel Channel Studios founder moves to Lonely Planet

Sue Norton, founder of Travel Channel Studios, will take up the role of senior VP and head of travel at Lonely Planet Television. Based in the prodco's LA office, Norton will be responsible for ramping up programming and its presence around the world while also upping the development of shortform multiplatform content. She will also work on coproductions with BBC Worldwide, the majority stakeholder in Lonely Planet. Norton will take up her new role in April and will report to Matt Goldberg, Lonely Planet's CEO.
March 24, 2010

Sue Norton, founder of Travel Channel Studios, will take up the role of senior VP and head of travel at Lonely Planet Television. Based in the prodco’s LA office, Norton will be responsible for ramping up programming and its presence around the world while also upping the development of shortform multiplatform content. She will also work on coproductions with BBC Worldwide, the majority stakeholder in Lonely Planet. Norton will take up her new role in April and will report to Matt Goldberg, Lonely Planet’s CEO.

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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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