Music channels boss departing Foxtel

Fraser Stark to depart after 12 years, following closure of Foxtel-owned music channels.

Fraser Stark, Group General Manager, Entertainment & Music, will depart Foxtel on Friday, after 12 years with the Subscription TV provider.

Stark was part of redundancies last month but stayed on to tie up loose ends following the closure of Foxtel-owned Music channels [V], MAX, CMC and Foxtel Smooth. He previously lead teams in Factual Entertainment, Drama, Comedy and, most recently, General Entertainment, Arts & Music.

“What a ride it has been,” he said. “I owe Brian Walsh and everyone at Foxtel a huge debt of thanks for entrusting me with such a wide and stimulating range of functions over the years. It is heartening to see how effectively the business is evolving in these ever-changing times, and I have no doubt that it will continue to deliver the best TV offering available to Australians.”

Amongst his many projects for Foxtel were Fire Fight Australia, Screen, The People Speak, A Night with Michael Bublé, CMC Rocks, The Archibald, Helpmann Awards, Studio Max, launching FOX Hits, FOX Funny, FOX Sleauth, FOX Sci-Fi, plus campaigns during the 2016 marriage equality plebiscite.

He leaves to take up a new position at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, to bring content to online audiences.

New music channels  MTV HITS, Club MTV, MTV Classic and CMT (Country Music Television) are operated by ViacomCBS.

One Response

  1. I must say that although the previous music channels were quite poor, the new selection is even worse.
    CMT is quite good but for my era – MTV Classic seems to be on a constant repetitive loop. I think one could set a clock to their songs list. There is so much more to music that we aren’t seeing (or hearing).

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