Channel 44 is Adelaide’s community media broadcaster, providing a collective online presence for local community groups and film makers. We provide video-on-demand and live-stream content through our website, mobile device and smart TV application.
C44 actively engages with local South Australian communities, businesses and events, to help promote and showcase the best of what our state has to offer. Through media partnerships, live-streaming, sponsorship opportunities and the power of social media, we help connect South Australia’s diverse communities with our viewers and followers.
C44 is run by a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers, working in roles from video editing to event coordination. We highly value the contributions made by our volunteers and in turn we provide a wide range of opportunities for their professional development. By training and utilising volunteer skills, we are able to provide professional media services in a cost effective manner.
We strive to work with and represent South Australian communities in a variety of ways including encouraging local talent, embracing innovative ideas and providing a platform for grass roots content. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can work with you.
General Manager Lauren Hillman leads the team at C44 with over 12 years of industry experience. Lauren has had an exciting and varied career in the TV industry of South Australia and is passionate about storytelling and creating engaging content. After being appointed GM, Lauren was responsible for moving C44 into its new home of the ABC at Collinswood and is very excited about creating opportunities with untapped areas of the community, discovering new local talent and moving the station forward online to a multi platform delivery service for the South Australian community.
After graduating from Flinders University with Honours in Film Production and Drama, Lauren moved to the UK for 3 years where she worked on a history series for the BBC. After returning home to Adelaide, Lauren landed her dream position in the factual unit of ABCTV at Collinswood. During her career that spanned over over 8 years with ABC as a Producer/Director, Lauren’s credits include; Restoration Australia- Series 1, Poh’s Kitchen Lends a Hand, Poh on the Road, Dream Build, Maggie’s Christmas with Maggie Beer, Christmas with Poh, Cook and The Chef, Talking Heads with Peter Thompson and in 2014, Lauren wrote, directed and produced her own commissioned series for ABCiview, The Daters, which had overnight online success and was aired on ABC2 on Friday nights at 9pm.
After leaving the ABC at the end of 2014, Lauren was offered the Series Producer position on Channel Nine’s, Team Kids Easter Appeal, which was the first live event of it’s kind in South Australia in over 30 years. The 6.5 hour live televised event, filmed at the Nine studios in Tynte street, was also streamed live online across the country and raised 2.2m for The Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Other production credits for Nine include; The Credit Union Christmas Pageant 2015, televised nationally on Gem for the first time in 2015 and reality one hour special, Alysia and Lysandra to the Rescue in Nov 2015.
In 2016, Lauren produced sold out Adelaide Fringe show, An Evening with Annabel Crabb at the Festival Theatre, which was awarded ‘Best Event for 2016’ in the Adelaide Fringe awards.
Being a passionate cook and Royal Adelaide Show ribbon winner, Lauren is also a member of one of the newest and youngest Adelaide CWA branch and also every 3rd Tuesday is an Assistant Team Leader with Fred’s Van- St Vincent De Paul.
Director of Sales
Paul Segneri is a multi-award winning sales director who comes to us with over 8 years of media advertising experience.
His drive and attention to detail ensures that each of our clients receives the best customer experience possible.
If you would like to promote your business or product on C44, call Paul direct on 0407 715 173 to discuss your specific requirements.
Jason Chong is our Broadcast and Digital Manager, which means he is both responsible for making sure there is something on the TV at all times, as well as helping our program makers transition onto our upcoming digital platform.
Jason has been working in the media industry since 1998 in Adelaide and Melbourne. He attended the Media Arts Production Skills course at Hamilton College from 2002 to 2003 and worked on My Restaurant Rules (Channel 7), edited of 3 seasons of Feeling Good (Channel 9), and has been a warm up guy for The Project, The Circle and Before the Game (Channel 10) and Q&A (ABC). He has also done a lot of freelance camera and editing for various corporate and live events. He has produced multiple live DVDs for the Australian comedy industry with his production company 1UP Digital (and before that, Dribble Enterprises, which seemed like a good idea for a company name at the time).
Jason’s radio career started in the community sector at Radio Adelaide / 5UV, 5 years at Nova 919, and also guest spots on SAFM, ABC 981 and Mix1023.
In his parallel life as a professional stand up comedian, Jason has produced and performed in every Adelaide Fringe since 2002, as well as festivals in Edinburgh, Singapore, Melbourne and Perth, and has been seen on shows such as The Project (Channel 10) and The Morning Show (Channel 9).
With a keen passion for production, Jason would love to enable more community groups to have a voice in South Australia.
Jason avoids wearing aviator sunglasses as they make him look too much like Kim Jong Ill.
Alan Lawson is our hands-on-deck Operations Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of the station. With his eye for detail and experience in quality management, Alan ensures the smooth workflow and reliable delivery of the station is maintained.
Alan returns to community television after working as a volunteer for Channel 31 Adelaide during 2004-2006. During this time he produced a classical music program for the Elder School of Music, and worked on other station productions as video editor, broadcast operator, audio engineer and music composer. With a passion for music and all things local, Alan also introduced local music for overnight broadcast.
As a man of many hats, Alan later worked as a civil engineer on many local and interstate water infrastructure projects. During this time he gained valuable experience in a broad range of business standards and practices which he brings to community television.
With a Bachelor of Music Studies (Music Technology), Alan is also our go-to person for all things audio.
Alan is active in the local music scene as a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist and singer in a local indie band. Avid viewers of our TV station may even catch him and his guitar on-air from time to time!
Since 2004 Channel 44 has been beaming into households across Adelaide. C44 is Adelaide's own community, free-to air television station providing local and national content. C44 is all about our community, with real programs made by real people. At C44 we pride ourselves on encouraging local talent, and producing and airing a growing catalogue of locally produced programming.