Oz’s SBS taps Milan managing director

Special Broadcasting Service replacing five-year vet

SYDNEY — Nigel Milan has been tapped managing director of Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), replacing Malcolm Long, who stepped down after nearly five years at the helm of the multicultural and multilingual TV and radio network.

For the past two years, Milan, who takes up the SBS post Feb. 2, has served as chief exec of Tony O’Reilly’s Australian Radio Network. Before that, Milan, 47, won acclaim for rescuing Radio New Zealand from financial disaster ahead of its privatiza-tion. He also revived the fortunes of Sydney radio stations 2GB and 2UE in the 1980s, shortly after he moved to Oz from London.

— Mark Woods

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