Paramount ANZ’s Factual Programming Head to Depart


Stephen Tate, head of entertainment and factual programming at Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), will be departing the role on September 1 after over two decades with the company.

Tate has been responsible for some of Network 10’s most successful franchises, including Australian Idol, Big Brother, Australian Survivor, The Bachelor Australia and The Masked Singer Australia. He has also overseen titles such as Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Rove Live and Todd Sampson’s Body Hack.

He was also responsible for Network 10’s The Amazing Race Australia and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and has overseen live event programming, including the AACTA and ARIA Awards.

“Stephen has brought incredible energy, passion, and tireless creativity to our shows for over 20 years and will be greatly missed by the entire team,” said Beverley McGarvey, executive VP and chief content officer and head of Paramount+ at Paramount ANZ. “Not only is Stephen a brilliant executive producer, but he has been critical in casting so many now-household names in all our favorite shows. As he moves to the next chapter of his career, we all wish him the best, and we will miss his infectious enthusiasm.”

Tate said, “My time at Network 10 and more recently Paramount ANZ truly has been a privilege. I’m so grateful for the creative challenges entrusted to me but most importantly, the deep and enduring friendships forged both within this fantastic organization and with all our amazing suppliers in the Australian production community. I leave in an exciting new era in our industry, with a fully charged battery for the next adventure.”