Michael Carrington named ABC Australia content director

The longtime kids exec will lead the Aussie broadcaster's entertainment & specialist content division, overseeing children's?among other teams.
August 21, 2019

Australian pubcaster ABC has appointed¬†Michael Carrington as its new director of the entertainment & specialist content division, which includes drama, comedy, Indigenous, music, children’s, entertainment and factual across TV, national radio nets and its digital service iview. His role also features the specialist genres of arts, science, education, religion & ethics, and society & culture.

Carrington has had a 30-year career in content development and broadcasting, most of it in kids. He’s been at ABC since 2016, first as head of children’s and education and then head of content distribution. Libbie Doherty¬†recently took over his role as head of children’s production at ABC.

Before ABC, he was the CEO of Banjay Group’s Zodiak Kids Studios. He has also served as the VP and global head of content for Mattel’s HIT Entertainment and chief content officer for Cartoon Network & Boomerang over the years.

From Kidscreen. Written by Alexandra Whyte

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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 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.