Ticker News appoints former Sky News executive Jeff Brown as head of commercial

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World news network and streaming service Ticker News has appointed Jeff Brown as head of commercial across the growing global broadcaster.

Brown spent 14 years leading the commercial growth of Sky News Australia under former chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos. Brown has spent decades working in the media industry, across magazines, international media, free-to-air and subscription TV, mobile and online.

Ticker News CEO and founder Ahron Young said of his former Sky News colleague: “We have just acquired a nuclear weapon.

“Having witnessed first-hand how Jeff transformed Sky News into a multi-channel/multi-platform commercial success, he’s now back where he belongs – at a fast-growing news network. Jeff is the most connected man I know, and I love watching that competitive glint in his eye whenever we discuss opportunities.”

During his time at Australian News Channel, he helped grow Sky News from one channel to four broadcast channels, launching Sky News Business in 2008 and Sky News Weather in 2015.

Most recently Brown was a director of Broadcast Content Productions – a boutique business development and sales management consultancy.

He was also executive director, country head – Aus/NZ and regional sales director AsiaPac (except Japan) for ISS – Institutional Shareholder Services.

Jeff Brown commented: “Ahron and I worked together at Australian News Channel. He was a standout talent that achieved over and above the resources provided to him. Like many in the industry I’ve been watching the growth of Ticker News since day one. The expansion to Ticker Park has propelled the network to a new level.

The exciting part for me is to build on the dramatic distribution growth to date and expand Ticker’s commercial success. I’m joining an international News channel that isn’t restricted by shareholders nor held back by legacy distribution methods and editorial opinion,” he added.

Brown was integral to the launch of the International streaming service Australia Channel, which broadcast to viewers outside Australia and into Qantas lounges internationally.


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Ticker News’ chief operating officer Jed Bertalli said: “2022 is shaping up to be Ticker’s biggest year yet. Jeff Brown will help supercharge our growth.

“We now employ dozens of journalists and lead with data intelligence and a viewer-first approach. Ticker is leaving the traditional broadcast media model behind as we continue to onboard new distribution platforms across the world. Soon we will be widely available in every territory.

We have a barrage of unique advertising products, world-first content and distribution opportunities for brands. From a customisable world news channel to multi-platform integration, we connect content with brands.”

Jeff Brown begins at Ticker News in January 2022 and will be based in Sydney.

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