Uber driver lands presenter job for Australia’s new crypto TV show

AvatarJon CuthbertAugust 1, 2018
Chris Masters lands presenter job


Coincast Media has announced it’s appointed Melbourne Uber driver Chris Masters Mah as the host of its new Blockchain TV show that will air on Sky News, Wall Street Journal and Apple TV.

Coincast TV Executive Producer Heidi Cuthbert caught an Uber from a casting call in Melbourne to find a presenter for the half-hour weekly cryptocurrency and blockchain news program.

The chance encounter resulted in the Uber driver and Monash University journalism graduate auditioning for the main presenter role.

“Chris explained that he had studied journalism for 5 years, had a strong interest in cryptocurrency and spoke fluent Mandarin. He also has previous acting experience, which makes him suitable for a presenting role,” said Ms Cuthbert.

Chris Masters Mah’s previous work includes roles alongside Hollywood heavyweights including Jean-Claude Van Damme and more recently on a feature film with Russell Crowe and Charlie Hunnam.

“This is a chance of a lifetime and I’m excited to be working on such an interesting and high profile show. People dream about getting career breaks like this,” said Mr Mah.Click To Tweet

Coincast TV will be a half-hour, weekly blockchain news program, best described as ‘CNBC meets MTV’.

“We are planning on filming segments of the program at different locations around the world as our media team is increasingly invited to report on blockchain conferences all over the world,” said Coincast TV co-founder Leigh Travers.

Coincast TV was recently the media partner for the Japan Blockchain Conference as a guest of Japan investment group CTIA and New Zealand blockchain company Centrality.  It also attended the Hong Kong NIFTY Blockchain event.

Video content from the Coincast TV program will be shared across Sky News’ Facebook and Twitter channels as well as The Wall Street Journal’s online platform.

coincast tv presenters and producers
The team from Coincast TV. L to R: Steven Bryson-Haynes, Tessa Dempster, Jon Cuthbert, Heidi Cuthbert, Leigh Travers

 

The program will also be available to more than 168 million global users of Apple TV, in addition to being broadcast in all Qantas International Lounges.

“We have designed the show to be shared across social media platforms and we see Chris playing an important role in connecting with audiences all around the world. We wanted a truly international team, given that we are targeting a global audience,” said Ms Cuthbert.

The first show will go to air on Friday, 10 August.

“It’s been a massive whirlwind. One day I’m driving an Uber, the next I’m planning to film a weekly TV news program from blockchain conferences all over the world. It’s surreal,” said Mr Masters Mah.

The show will air weekly on Sky News Business at 7.30pm on Friday evenings, with several repeat episodes over the weekend.

For more information, visit Coincast TV.

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