The ABC has appointed Jessica Ellis as the Head, ABC Commercial, where she has been overseeing the role from August 2021.
Since joining the ABC in February 2007, Jess has provided insight and experience to the leadership of ABC Commercial. In her most recent position of Head, Content Sales & Distribution, Jess has been responsible for delivering Commercial’s success across Global TV distribution, News Syndication and Home Entertainment.
Under her leadership, ABC Commercial has signed major output deals with international distribution partners leading to exponential growth of the business. Jess has also secured ongoing partnerships with leading digital players including Netflix, Stan, iTunes and Spotify and has signed landmark syndication deals that have expanded ABC News content reach to new audiences.
Jess works closely with the Australian TV production industry to secure global distribution rights to key ABC franchises ensuring Australian stories and voices can be shared with the world. In addition to her extensive experience as a Senior Executive at the ABC, Jess has also worked in Drama Investment for Screen Australia and Digital Media Sales for BBC Worldwide