Top 25 Media People 2015: Presto boss Shaun James

Top 25 Media People in 2015: Presto boss Shaun James

With the start of the new year, we take a look back at the top 25 media personalities who stood out in the Australian media landscape in 2015.

SHAUN JAMES
CEO, Presto

Shaun JamesNo one will argue that, in competing against a multinational media platform like Netflix, Australian SVOD providers have it easy. The Netflix brand is as ubiquitous with streaming as Band-Aids are to plastic medical strips. Under the leadership of James, Presto has spent big in building a comparatively strong film library, boasting five of this year’s top 10 earning films. In addition, Presto has commissioned original productions, including the Home and Away special An Eye For An Eye, which is exclusive to the Presto service and is closely tied to ongoing storylines in the broadcast TV series. James is largely unflappable – when pressed on the performance of Presto, he said the biggest surprise he’s witnessed is that “people are consuming more content than we thought they would”.

Other featured people in the top 25:

Kylie Rogers

Peter Tonagh

Darren Wick

Kate Vale

Brad Lyons

Anthony Xydis

Adam Laing

Russell Tate

Grant Blackley

Nicole Sheffield

Jane Huxley

Waleed Aly

Karen Stocks

Greg Hywood

Sarah Ferguson

Allen Lew

Neil Monaghan

Hannah Barnes

Anthony Fitzgerald

Leonie Lowe

Tony Thomas

Marshall Heald

Spencer Howson

Nicky Briger

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