About Us


Beyond is a leading international media and content business which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Since its establishment in 1984 the company has produced over five thousand hours of television programs for broadcast internationally, including factual, entertainment, drama, childrens’ and sports programming.

Beyond’s international distribution division markets an extensive catalogue of over four thousand hours of programming sourced from third party producers and internal production units. This business is headquartered in Dublin, with sales offices in London and Sydney.

The Home Entertainment division, established in 2005, focuses on digital and DVD distribution and is the second largest independent distributor of audiovisual home entertainment product in Australia and New Zealand.

Beyond’s digital marketing division, BeyondD, was established in 2012. It consists of Digital Marketing Services, Digital Media Sales, and Digital Assets including websites, marketing databases and bespoke technology.

John Luscombe

General Manager and Executive V.P., Beyond Productions

John joined Beyond in 1984 to produce the award-winning Beyond 2000 series. In his current position since 2000, John has overseen the development, marketing and production of all Beyond Productions’ programming based in Sydney, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Philip Maddison

General Manager, Beyond Home Entertainment

Phil began his career in retail buying and in 1988 he joined EA Games becoming Director and General Manager. In 2001 Phil joined Magna Pacific in a senior management role prior to being appointed CEO in 2004. He holds a Masters of Business Adminis-
tration and has over two decades of consumer entertainment marketing experience.

Tim McGee

General Manager Business Development

Tim was appointed in September 2000, responsible for new business acquisitions. Previously he had a long career with ABC, working in television production, Business Affairs and Network Management.

Paul Wylie

General Manager Finance and Company Secretary

Paul has over 29 years of accounting experience in the television industry. He began with Channel 7 Adelaide before moving to Seven in Sydney. Prior to joining Beyond in November 2013 he was CFO for The Movie Network

Michael Murphy

General Manager Beyond Distribution

Michael Murphy has been a Director of Beyond Entertainment Ltd since 2004 and General Manager for Beyond Distribution since 2013. With over twenty five years experience in the industry, Michael has been Director of Programmes TV3 Ireland, Director of Digital Television for eircom (Ireland), and founder of Channel 6 Ireland.

Ron Saunders

General Manager, Beyond Screen Production

Ron Saunders has an extensive track record in producing childrens’ and adult television drama, animation, feature films and documentaries, as well as working for public and private production and broadcasting companies in a media career that spans over 30 years. He is widely experienced in the international children’s program market.

James Ward

General Manager BeyondD

James began his career in digital managing large website projects in the publishing sector. In 2005 James moved into the full service agency space and since then has held positions managing production, search and data companies. He holds degrees in Law and Mathematics and has over 15 years’ experience in the online space.

Peter Tehan

General Manager, Legal & Business Affairs

Peter joined Beyond in November 2002 with an extensive background in corporate, commercial, media & entertainment and intellectual property law having previously practised at the Australian law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.

Billy Cobbe

MIS Manager

Billy joined Beyond in 1997 after spending seven years working for a number of leading computer distributors in support & technical management roles. Prior to this, Billy worked as a Technical Officer for British Telecom in London and is qualified with a diploma in Electronic Engineering.

Sarah Lonergan

Financial Controller

Sarah joined Beyond in October 2011 as Financial Controller and has over 10 years experience within the media and entertainment industries, including Moneypenny, and Yahoo!7 as a financial accountant before progressing to the role of Financial Accounting Manager.

Frank Chidiac

Executive Producer, Beyond Action

Frank has been involved in television for over 20 years. His focus has been in the area of sports production and sports lifestyle programming. Frank has also been Executive Producer of other genres including children's television, corporate and advertising related production.

Brian Trevarton

Special Projects Manager

Brian joined Beyond in May 2001. Included in his achievements to-date are rationalisation of logistics operations, lease negotiations and office relocations, system implementations and integration of acquired businesses, along with other special projects. 

Jenny O'Shea

Head of Production Operations and Business

After completing a BA majoring in Film and Television, Jenny spent the first half of her career working as a producer in advertising and television production. She moved into production management and joined Beyond Productions in 1995.

Office Locations

Dublin Office

Dublin

(Head Office)
78 Merrion Square South,
Dublin 2 Ireland

Phone: 353 1 614 6270

London Office

London

Level 3, 167-169 Wardour Street
London W1F 8WP
United Kingdom

Ph: 44 20 7323 3444

Fax: 44 20 7734 2708

Sydney Office

Sydney

109 Reserve Road
Artarmon NSW 2064
Australia

Phone: 61 2 9437 2000

Fax: 61 2 9439 9235