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10’s head of children’s television Cherrie Bottger quit the network at the end of 2018, but it was not reported until now.


Um, she joined the network in 1990 (if not earlier) … helping to create the Kids TV department that it is today.

She was the brains behind Totally Wild then every kids show TEN has produced in Brisbane. Scope, In The Box, Cheez TV, Toasted TV, Wurrawhy, Crocamole, btn… so many others.

From what I hear, Cherrie has retired with a massive send off in house.


That puppet gave me nightmares


I’ve now got the theme song in my head!!!


Speaking of Totally Wild, were the rumours (if I’m not mistaken, from Decider TV) of that show being axed true? I personally hope not.

Anyway, congrats to Cherrie Bottger for enjoying such a long career and here’s to a happy retirement! :slight_smile:

Same. Also, who could ever forget the “Put a smile on your dial” song that used to be played at the end of In The Box?!




thanks… now this is in my head!


It’s on a hiatus while the entire production team work on a special series.

I’m not sure if details have been released, so I’ll err on the side of staying quiet on details.


Trish Ramsay had also worked at SBS.



Interesting revelations, hard to feel sorry for them if what’s in the article is true.


And makes the 10 Peach name more vile.


I’m getting the feeling Nine were planning on using the name for a future channel.


Now the new Nine is dishing out trash articles bashing competition…sad!


Yawn. It’s based off court documents Bob, get your hand off it.


Can’t wait for Nine to square the ledger and launch 9DickAndBalls - the home of Richard Wilkins and the Australian Open.


Network 10 key leadership appointments

Network 10 today announced the appointment of Sarah Johnson as the Company’s head of publicity responsible for leading national publicity for 10’s shows and talent.

Ms Johnson is currently national publicity manager at 10, a joint role she held with Catherine Donovan.

Ms Donovan, who is Brisbane based, has been named 10’s head of PR strategy and events and will be responsible for leading strategic PR initiatives and managing key publicity events and projects.

Network 10’s chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “It’s really exciting to be making these two appointments. Not only are SJ and Cat brilliant and experienced PR executives, they are a pleasure to work with and invaluable team members. I am thrilled they are taking on these critical roles at such an important time for the Network. “

Network 10 has also announced the appointment of Kirsty Wilson as head of social content responsible for the Company’s social content strategy as it enhances and connects this capability across the network.

Brad Garbutt, who previously managed Network 10’s Social Media team, retains his marketing responsibilities as head of marketing.

On Ms Wilson’s appointment Ms McGarvey said: “Social plays an increasingly crucial role in building our brands and engaging our under 50s audience. As we continue to increase our marketing investment and focus, it’s important that we have a dedicated leader to take our social strategy forward. It’s fantastic that we’re able to appoint Kirsty to lead this function and I look forward to continue working with her in her new capacity as she takes over the leadership of our energetic, imaginative and hard-working social team. Kirsty is a seasoned professional. She is dynamic, solutions-oriented and has great plans for social. I can’t wait to see the function continue to thrive.

“With the appointments of SJ, Cat and Kirsty, as well as Brad’s excellent work as marketing lead, we are in an excellent position to share our big 2019 plans with audiences in creative and innovative ways.”

All roles are effective from Monday 14 January.

Sarah Johnson

Ms Johnson has almost 20 years publicity experience across entertainment and broadcast media including eight at Network 10, most recently as national publicity manager. She has also worked at Endemol Shine Australia and XYZ Networks.

On her appointment Ms Johnson said: “I am thrilled and honoured to lead the highly-talented and successful Publicity team at Network 10. It’s a very exciting time for the Network with a fantastic line-up of new and returning content across our broadcast and digital platforms. It’s going to be a great year at 10 and I’m very excited to be part of it.”

Catherine Donovan

Ms Donovan joined 10 in 2004 and has held a number of senior publicity roles at the company including Sydney publicity manager, network publicity manager – sport, head of publicity and most recently, national publicity manager. Prior to 10, Ms Donovan worked in a communications role at Warner Village Theme Parks.

Ms Donovan said: "It is such a dynamic and exciting time for Network 10 and the industry. Our brilliant program schedule coupled with our outstanding on-air talent (not to mention all those behind the scenes) presents a plethora of unique, and at times, extraordinary publicity opportunities. With the addition of big events such as the Melbourne Cup, we are in a fantastic position. There is so much to look forward to. I can’t wait.”

Kirsty Wilson

Ms Wilson has over 20 years experience in journalism, production and publicity including five years at the BBC in the UK and three years at ITV. She joined 10 in 2008 and has held a number of senior publicity roles including Sydney publicity manager and acting head of publicity.

Ms Wilson said: “Smart social content is critical in today’s commercial television landscape, particularly for 10’s target under 50s audience. I’m thrilled to be leading our new, future-focussed social division. I very much look forward to working with 10’s existing social media producers and further expanding this wonderful team so we can lead the way in continuing to deliver innovative, fresh and engaging content to viewers and advertisers.”


Better Photoshop skills on display today :smile:


Stupid. Just do single photos if they can’t get them in the same room.


Network 10 announces its national sales director…finally!

National sales director appointment completes 10’s sales leadership team

Network 10’s new sales leadership team is now complete with the appointment of Lisa Squillace as national sales director.

In this role, Ms Squillace will be responsible for leading national sales activity, including overall sales responsibility over market regions. She will report to Network 10’s chief sales officer Rod Prosser and start at 10 on 11 February 2019.

Ms Squillace joins 10 from Seven West Media where she was most recently director of program partnerships, responsible for the monetisation across all platforms of the Network’s shows and content extensions.

Mr Prosser said: “It’s brilliant to be introducing someone of Lisa’s calibre to the team. The national sales director role is a significant one as we take control of our sales function once again. Lisa is a proven leader with extensive sales experience across all broadcast platforms. Her knowledge of the national market and enthusiasm for the industry makes her the ideal person to lead the national team.

“I can’t wait for her to join the Network and elevate 10’s commercial proposition in market. Along with Paul and the leadership team at 10, we look forward to welcoming Lisa back to where her career began.”

Ms Squillace was with Seven West Media for nine years. She joined Seven in 2009 as sales operations manager and was promoted to sales director, sponsorships and multi-channels in 2011. She was appointed director of program partnerships in September 2016.

Prior to Seven, Ms Squillace spent almost four years at the Nine Network as group sales manager. She started her career at Network 10 where she spent five years in various sales roles.

Ms Squillace said: “I am so excited to be re-joining Network 10. Not only is this a once in a lifetime opportunity to build and relaunch a sales team, but to do this where I first started my career is very special. I’m really looking forward to working with Rod, the market sales directors and the rest of the team to deliver first class results for our clients and the business.”

Ms Squillace’s appointment completes 10’s sales leadership team. Reporting into Mr Prosser will be Ms Squillace as national sales director and the directors of 10’s specialist sales teams: Tamar Hovagimian as director of 10 Effect (commercial partnerships), Grant Madigan as director of 10 Exchange (commerce and revenue), Christian Williams as director of 10 Interactive (digital) and Michael Stanford as national creative director (10 Imagine, 10’s creative solutions hub).

Reporting to Ms Squillace will be the 10’s market sales directors and 10’s sport sales director: Diane Ho as Sydney sales director, Damon Jackson as Melbourne sales director, Angela Neville as Brisbane sales director, Cameron Mudge as Adelaide sales director, Paul Townsend as Perth sales director and Nisar Malik as sport sales director.

Network 10’s sales team is now on-the-ground and ready to go.