Arrivals & Departures: Movement at MediaWorks

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A new appointment and two promotions this past week at MediaWorks. David Hine has been appointed GM of 3NOW with two in-house promotions: Ben Quinn to head of acquisitions – TV & Digital and Matt Barthow as channel manager TV3.

Taking up his newly-created the role later this week, Hine will be responsible for the management of MediaWorks’ 3NOW video on-demand service, including its future strategy and development.

“David brings a wealth of experience in the video on-demand and technology markets to MediaWorks, and we couldn’t be happier to have him join the team in this new role,” says Glen Kyne, MediaWorks Acting Chief Commercial Officer.

“3NOW has gone from strength to strength in the last year, and this appointment is another part of our on-going development to have New Zealand’s best VOD platform and be New Zealand’s largest provider of premium video content.  We know David, with his expertise in strategic development and digital products, is the perfect person to get us there.”

David has more than 20 years in sales and marketing management, most recently as Head of Sales & Marketing at Lightbox. Prior to this he was Sales & Marketing Director and Country Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment NZ, and has held a number of other marketing roles for major New Zealand businesses.  David also volunteers as a Mentor for businesses including tech incubator Lightning Lab and as a consultant to charities.

In the programming department, two existing team members have been promoted to new positions.

As head of acquisitions Ben Quinn will have direct responsibility for international content acquisition across MediaWorks’ television and digital services, while Matt Barthow will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of TV3’s schedule and oversight of the scheduling staff.

Mark Caulton, Mediaworks TV’s Director of Programming, says: “I’m delighted to make these key appointments from within MediaWorks. Both highly respected members of the MediaWorks content team, Ben and Matt are passionate about our business and bring talent and experience to their respective roles.”

Quinn has been with MediaWorks for 15 years in a variety of Programming roles, including most recently Associate Director of Programming and Network Programming Manager – TV3 & FOUR. Barthow  is also a MediaWorks Programming veteran, holding previous programming and scheduling roles for 9 years, including Network Programming Manager – TV3 & FOUR and Programme Scheduler for TV3 & FOUR.

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