Duane Hatherly began his career with FOXTEL in July 1996, shortly after the company began operations. His tenure has seen him work across many broadcast divisions, including graphics, creative services, production and channel management. He was appointed to the role of Channel Manager for FOX8 in September 2004 and led the channel to top-rating success. Over the years he has managed numerous channels including FOX8, Bio, Arena, The Comedy Channel and 111 HITS.
Following the merge of Foxtel and Austar in 2012, Duane was appointed the role of GM of LifeStyle Channels and Head of Production. Production responsibilities expanded to encompass all of Foxtel’s un-scripted programming across the key genres- and in GM terms, the LifeStyle group is home to some of the most active and profitable channels. He is now Director of Production, responsible for all of the Production output for Foxtel Networks Australia.
Some highlights from the production slate include many series of Gogglebox Australia; Real Housewives of Melbourne & Sydney; Australia’s Next Top Model; Project Runway; The Face Australia; Rove LA; Football Superstar plus Cricket Superstar; The Contender Australia; The Recruit; Grand Designs Australia; Selling Houses Australia; Location, Location, Location Australia; Come Dine with Me Australia; River Cottage Australia; Paddock to Plate; Aussie Pickers; Coast Australia; King’s Cross E.R.; Demolition Man; Sydney Court Justice and scripted Commissions Slide and Dangerous.