SCA launches dedicated talent unit ‘Hubble’
Southern Cross Austereo has launched a new internal talent development unit known as Hubble.
After 12 months in development Hubble has already created its own world-first internal software platform, with the explicit intention to database talent and track development.
According to SCA’s official announcement, Hubble has been designed to discover the next generation of audio personalities and invite an unprecedented amount of new talent into the company – creating more opportunities across radio, podcasting and digital.
SCA are already spruiking Hubble’s first developed talent, their new Fox FM Sunday nights presenters Lewis Spears and Luke Kidgell.
The duo started as stand-up comedians, and after being nurtured through SCA’s new talent development unit, debuted on Triple M Modern Digital with daily show Luke and Lewis.
“Hubble is set to revolutionise the way we discover, develop and deploy talent for our networks”, said SCA chief executive officer Grant Blackley.
“We are excited to pioneer a new approach to the discovery and development of future audio and radio personalities, provide an increased number of opportunities to talent, and create exciting new content for our listeners.”
“We know there are many talented people right across Australia, eager to break into this increasingly competitive industry, and we are thrilled to be able to provide a foot-in-the-door with Hubble,” SCA chief content officer Guy Dobson.
“Entertainment is a fast-paced landscape and it can be difficult to discover and keep track of who’s out there, and then align talent with audiences; this system will change all that.”
Hubble is also set to unveil two more development shows shortly, and will launch an external website in the near future for applications from anywhere.
SCA also has a national masterclass series for Hubble in the works, inviting prospective talent to come and learn from the best content directors and producers in Australia.