Fin­layson in switch

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PUB­LIC broad­caster the ABC has re­cruited top SBS ex­ec­u­tive Richard Fin­layson to be its new di­rec­tor of tele­vi­sion. ABC man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Mark Scott an­nounced the ap­point­ment in a staff email. Fin­layson (pic­tured), who is the chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at SBS, re­places Kim Dal­ton who in Fe­bru­ary de­parted the ABC af­ter seven years in the role. ‘‘Richard brings to the job deep ex­pe­ri­ence in me­dia and broad­cast­ing with a ca­reer that has spanned TV pro­duc­tion and pro­gram­ming, busi­ness devel­op­ment, dig­i­tal distri­bu­tion and print jour­nal­ism,’’ says Scott. Prior to work­ing at SBS, Fin­layson worked with XYZ Net­works and in a se­nior role at Cox In­all Com­mu­ni­ca­tions where he helped found The Weather Chan­nel. ‘‘Richard brings to the ABC ex­per­tise in cre­ative and change man­age­ment and an abil­ity to plot a course in a dy­namic me­dia en­vi­ron­ment.’’ Scott did not state when Fin­layson would of­fi­cially start in his new po­si­tion.

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