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TVNZ Appoints New Head Of Business Development

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TVNZ APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

TVNZ Chief Executive Ian Fraser today announced the appointment of Marty Behrens as Head of Business Development and as a member of the Senior Executive of TVNZ.

Mr Behren's career has spanned the United States, England and New Zealand. Most recently he has been Vice-President, Content at Digeo Incorporated in Seattle, a company that delivers interactive media content to cable television customers.

Prior to that he worked for Microsoft in a Singapore government initiative to put interactive services into every home, and, in their Seattle base, led a team establishing the first versions of MSN in the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He has also worked with Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, with a television and interactive media production company in London, and as marketing and sales director with Mitel in Wellington.

Ian Fraser said that the new Head of Business Development role will be responsible for identifying and developing revenue opportunities for TVNZ through both the company's existing and new business lines.

"Marty brings tremendous experience and energy to this important new role, which I am confident will assist TVNZ to realise its full potential in the future," said Mr Fraser.

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