The Australian Broadcasting Commission has announced that Deirdre Brennan, one of the television industry’s most experienced and respected executives, has been appointed ABC’s Controller Children’s TV. Brennan will take up her new role in the new year.
She is currently Director of Content Australia and New Zealand for BBC Worldwide which she joined in 2010 as Director of Television, managing production, programming, acquisitions, on-air promotions and presentation for the local portfolio of channels. Her television career has included roles at MTV Networks and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She joined BBC Worldwide from Nickelodeon Australia, where she was Director of Programming from 2007 to 2010.
Ms Brennan was last at the ABC in 2007 as ABC Kids’ programmer.