MTV reveals programmers behind Foxtel’s new music channels
Foxtel recently launched its new suite of Australian music channels.
MTV Hits, Club MTV, MTV Classic and CMT (Country Music Television) replaced the outgoing Foxtel-owned channels MAX, [V], and CMC after 25 years on-air.
The new 24-hour a day music channels are being programmed locally out of Sydney, as part of a new partnership between Foxtel and ViacomCBS.
At the helm are a passionate team of music lovers, some of whom have moved over from the old music channels, while some are fresh faces.
The new team includes Monique Bour in the role of programming manager, returning to MTV Australia after a few years abroad.
Bour recently returned from Amsterdam where was the senior project manager for Viacom and previously worked in programming and talent roles.
Looking after the newly launched CMT is former CMC programmer Saniel Marriner in the role of programming assistant.
Marriner has worked at Foxtel for almost six years, and in programming roles for CMC, [V], MAX and smooth since 2015.
Julia Natoli will continue in her role as senior programmer, having looked after Australia and New Zealand since 2018. She previously worked at Sky and Australian Radio Network.
“Going forward, Julz, San and I will be your best points of contact for all things music, across all our channels, so please update your little black books accordingly,” said Bour in a note to media.
“We can’t wait to say hello in person and look forward to working with you!”
Outside of the programming team, the new-look MTV Australia will be headed up by Helen McMurdo, who is now charged with looking after local music and events, as well as more strategic partnerships and tent-pole productions such as MTV Unplugged.
mtv.com.au has a new editor as well in the form of Alice Griffin, who is keen to receive your pitches and press releases whether it be for music or editorial.
MTV HITS, Club MTV, MTV Classic and CMT are now available on Foxtel, with MTV music collection available on Fetch.