During his four decade media career, Chisholm was head of the Nine Network and chief executive at Britain’s Sky Television
Australian media heavyweight Sam Chisholm has died after a short illness. He was 78.
Chisholm passed away on Monday evening at the Sydney Adventist Hospital with his wife and daughter by his side, Foxtel said in a statement on Tuesday.
Chisholm’s media career spanned four decades including 15 years as boss of the Nine Network and a stint as chief executive at Britain’s Sky Television.
RIP television legend Sam Chisholm. Many years ago, I was collecting donations for diabetes research when I ran into him at Channel 9. He offered me $10,000 but only if I agreed not to tell anyone about it..”Everyone thinks I’m a prick and I plan on keeping that reputation”