IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD FREUDENSTEIN, CEO, FOXTEL
Thursday 19 November, 10.30am-11.10am
Conference Hall 3, Level 2
Richard Freudenstein is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Foxtel.
As CEO of Foxtel Richard has overseen the finalisation and implementation of the Austar merger, forming a single national subscription television business, and more recently the introduction of Foxtel’s new pricing and packaging, which is already changing the dynamic in the Australian market.
This year Richard has led the launch of Foxtel’s television, broadband and telephony bundles and the amazing iQ3 set top box.
Other significant milestones during his time at Foxtel have included: the award winning coverage of London Olympics, the launch of Foxtel Go and Foxtel Play, finalisation of major content deals with HBO, the BBC and Disney, the launch of the Foxtel Movies service, the launch of the Presto online movie service and the new PrestoTV service.
Richard was formerly the CEO of News Digital Media (the digital division of News Limited) and CEO of The Australian newspaper. Prior to News Digital Media, Richard worked at British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) for seven years, including six years as Chief Operating Officer.
Richard is a director of Real Estate Group Limited, Foxtel, ASTRA, Presto TV and MCN. He is also a member of the Business Council of Australia.
Dominic White – Media Editor & Senior Writer, The Australian Financial Review
Matthew Deaner – CEO, Screen Producers Australia