The Bulletin: SBS relaunches On Demand; Young Lions take silver

By AdNews | 29 June 2015

SBS re-launches on demand

SBS has relaunched its On Demand service with a new user experience update and 600 films, and 350 feature documentaries.

The patform now has more than 4000 hours of content, with content highlights of the new update including season three of Recitfy available from 10 July.

Other titles include Bosch, Masters of Sex, 12 Monkeys, The Principal, and Glue.

Young Lions take silver

News Corp's Young Lions in the film category, Jordy Molloy and Chris Hanrahan of DDB Melbourne, have taken out silver on the last day of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

The Silver award is the second taken by the News Corp Young Lion group with fellow Young Lions Jack Smyth and Chris Colter taking out Gold in the media category earlier in the week.

News Corp Australia director of national sales Sharb Farjami said: “We’re thrilled with the success our Cannes Young Lions have had in France this year. To come away with a gold and silver Young Lion award not only confirms the value in continuing to invest in young creative talent via the Australia Young Lions competition, but affirms the wealth of creative talent we have here in Australia. Congratulations to Jordy, Chris, Jack and Chris, you have done Australia proud.” 

Foxtel reworks acquisition team

Foxtel has re-worked its content acquisition team, with current director of programming and channels Ross Crowley becoming the director of content strategy and programming.

He will be joined by new general manager of business affairs for content and networks Tony Pollitt, with Ben Buckley, Sam Hall, and Fleur Fahey joining an integrated department to focus on content acqusition.

Foxtel director of production Duane Hatherly will head up the unit.

The changes are effective from 1 July.

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