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Content exec Amanda Laing to step down at Australian pay TV operator Foxtel

Amanda Laing, the key content executive at Australian pay TV operator Foxtel and its streaming service Binge, is to leave the company in September.

Amanda Laing

Laing, the group’s chief commercial and content officer and Binge managing director, has been with Foxtel since 2018 having previously been with broadcast network Nine.

At Nine she served in various roles including commercial director, MD of Nine Entertainment, board director of Stan and was formerly the group general counsel across the Nine Entertainment group.

It is yet to be revealed what Laing’s next move will be and Foxtel has not indicated how it will be filling her pivotal role.

Commenting on her departure Laing said: “I am very proud of the transformation and growth we have achieved at the Foxtel Group over the last six years. I’ve had the privilege to work across both sport and entertainment, my two great loves, to drive strategic change and to deliver the best content in the world for our customers.”

Patrick Delany, CEO of the Foxtel Group, said that Laing had been instrumental to driving Foxtel’s content strategy since joining and played a key leadership role in its transformation in recent years which has seen the launch of sporting streamer Kayo, and streaming platforms Binge, Flash and Hubbl.

“Amanda led dozens of negotiations with US studios for content and channel acquisitions, as well as supported the business as a leading executive on our sports rights deals. She has made an outstanding contribution to the growth of subscribers and revenue which the Foxtel Group has seen during her tenure, and I thank her for the commitment and passion she has always brought to her role,” Delany said.

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