National Indigenous Television (NITV) has announced the appointment of Peter Noble as general manager, to support the continued growth and evolution of the channel dedicated to First Nations voices and perspectives.
Noble (pictured) a proud Girramay and Bandjin man, joins NITV with more than 20 years’ experience in the media industry, working across content disciplines including family entertainment, international and domestic sports, news, factual, lifestyle and entertainment, for a diverse range of brands and platforms, including Seven Network, Red Bull, Network Ten and more recently, The Walt Disney Company where he was Director of Brand, Creative and Production and played an integral role in the launch of Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand.
He will bring his creative and strategic leadership skills to the position of General Manager, where he will manage the day-to-day operations of NITV, and oversee NITV commissions, internal productions, acquisitions, sport and news programming.
In the role, he will also support the Director of Indigenous Content in the continued development and amplification of First Nations storytelling across the SBS network.
Tanya Denning-Orman, a Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman and director of Indigenous content, SBS, said the appointment of Noble comes at an important time for NITV.
“I’m thrilled to have Pete join NITV as General Manager, during a really exciting period of growth for the channel. His depth and breadth of experience coupled with his passion for running high performing, award winning teams, will be a great asset for us as we continue to provide a vital service for our communities, and reach more Australians with distinctive First Nations stories. ”
“As NITV prepares to mark nine years of being available free-to-air to all Australians later this year, we’re proud to be delivering what we were established for all those years ago: ensuring First Nations voices are heard and represented in the media landscape. I’m looking forward to having Pete on board helping to lead the channel as we continue to grow and evolve.”
On his appointment, Noble said: “As Australia’s dedicated First Nations broadcaster, NITV plays a truly special and essential role in the Australian media, and I’m excited to be coming on board to work with Tanya, and the NITV team, to support them in delivering such important content and services for First Nations communities, and increasingly, all Australians.”
Noble will commence in the role from Tuesday, 2 November.