Nine legendary lives of TV’s original star-maker

Original article by Darren Davidson, Stephen Brook
The Australian – Page: 3 : 11-Jul-18

Australian media identities have praised the contribution of industry veteran Sam Chisholm, who has died at the age of 78. New Zealand-born Chisholm became CEO of the Nine Network in 1975, and it became Australia’s top-rating free-to-air broadcaster during his tenure. Chisholm subsequently took the helm of British pay-TV company Sky and oversaw its merger with British Satellite Broadcasting and its sharemarket listing. He returned to Australia in 1997, where he took on roles at Foxtel and Nine.

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