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David Anderson

Director Entertainment & Specialist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

David Anderson

David Anderson was appointed as Director Entertainment & Specialist in February 2018, expanding his previous role as Director Television to be responsible for all ABC radio music networks (triple j, Double j, Classic FM, Country and Jazz) podcasts and specialist radio content (Radio National) as well as broadcast television networks (ABCTV, ABC Kids, ABC Comedy, ABC ME). This also includes all on-demand products and services (iview, ABC Listen, ABC Kids Listen, ABC Kids), and the relevant network web and apps.
 
Mr Anderson has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast television and media industry for nearly 30 years, with a long history as a television executive and a strong track record in television production and commissioning successful programs across all genres.
 
Prior to his tenure as Director Television, Mr Anderson was the Director of the ABC’s Digital Network and Strategy & Planning divisions.  In his capacity as Director of Strategy & Planning, Mr Anderson worked to refocus expenditure in the organisation towards audience-focused content, products and services; and as Director of Digital Network, DMr Anderson was afforded the opportunity to lead the organisation’s digital transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and creating a personalised and connected online network.
 
Mr Anderson also maintains positions on both Screenrights and Freeview Boards.

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