Tabcorp today announced that Gerard Patane had been appointed the Head of Media Operations for Sky Channel and 2KY. Mr Patane will report to the Head of Tabcorp's Media division, Brendan Parnell and commences his new role on 30 June.

Mr Patane will join Tabcorp's media management team overseeing broadcasting activities (television and radio coverage) and racing.

He has extensive experience in sport management and broadcasting contract negotiation, and was most recently business manager for Network TEN Sport.

Mr Patane's achievements at Network TEN Sport included playing an integral role in negotiations for the financially successful telecast of events such as the 2007 Rugby World Cup and US Masters Golf.

Mr Patane brings extensive experience in media rights, strategy and broadcast planning to Sky Channel and 2KY and is a keen racing fan. tabcorp media release.