BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced two new roles within its Sales team, as it merges TV, digital and format sales under director of content sales, Irene Read.
Deborah Tod will take up the newly created role of head of content sales, Australia.
Overseeing all TV and digital sales, Tod will be responsible for the licensing of BBC Worldwide ANZ’s portfolio of content to broadcast and digital partners in Australia, delivering sales targets to drive revenue and profit for the business.
Tod joined BBC Worldwide ANZ in July 2014 as senior sales executive, becoming sales manager, New Zealand, in July 2014. Prior to this she was sales manager at MGM.
Reporting to Irene Read, Tod will also be working closely with the format sales manager, ANZ, a newly created role which has be taken up by Sam Stacey, to oversee the commercial activities of BBC Worldwide ANZ’s locally produced TV formats.
In this role, Stacey will work closely with Read to manage the production partnership with FremantleMedia Australia, which has produced general entertainment formats for the Australian market including The Great Australian Bake Off for Lifestyle Food, Dancing with the Stars for Seven and Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne for SBS.
Stacey will also work closely with format producers and networks in New Zealand, where recent formats sales have included Coast New Zealand and Mastermind, produced for TVNZ.
Stacey joined BBC Worldwide ANZ in June 2015 as formats development producer and his new role reflects an expanded brief within the content sales team. Prior to this, he was associate director at ITV Studios Australia.