Nine Entertainment Co

That’s why I call defying gravity.

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Definitely be the number 1 network this year.

James Warburton direction on seven and its programming strategy is now very questionable. Sevens tent pole shows that have kept it number 1 are now under fire.

Absolutely, and they’re just not making enough content, and arguably not enough good content.

They seem to have a very misguided idea of who their audience is and what they want to watch. Case in point, Stranded on Honeymoon Island.

Having a spine of stable programs (News, Sport, H&A, BHG etc) as they always refer to will only get you so far.

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The only thing keeping Seven afloat is AFL. Their tent pole shows have failed to fire for years.

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AFL and Perth.

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Well, Nine did win a couple of nights in Perth this week (thanks to Married) and Nine News Perth was fairly close last night (thanks to AFL on 7mate at same time as news due to current aedt time zone).


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Channel Seven’s The Latest has their new lead story!

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From Crikey (via Mediaweek)

Nine executives were grilled in an all-staff meeting on Wednesday after staff were given the opportunity to submit anonymous questions. Media Briefs has seen some of the submissions which highlight a degree of staff unrest.

One submission complained that feedback provided in an ostensibly anonymous employee survey was “recited back to (them)”, making them “nervous” about completing another.

Another asked: “How can Nine expect to retain employees when they pay well under minimum wage?”

Pedestrian Group promotes Spyros Asteriou to Head of Partnerships, NSW with Tess Lastra joining as Head of Partnerships, VIC

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Pedestrian Group has announced Spyros Asteriou has been promoted to Head of Partnerships, NSW to lead the company’s sales team in Sydney, with Tess Lastra joining the organisation to lead the sales team based in Melbourne.

Spyros Asteriou is a respected commercial operator who has been with Pedestrian Group for over six years and has been fundamental to the growth of the business. He previously held the title of Head of Agency Partnerships, NSW and prior to joining Pedestrian Group, was with JCDecaux. Spyros is known for his exceptional leadership within the industry, with a strong history of leading high performing teams that create incredibly effective and award winning brand campaigns.

Tess Lastra joins Pedestrian Group with extensive experience in the Victorian media landscape, over a decade-plus career with leading Australian media organisations. Having a record of success in sales and leadership positions at News Corp, Australian Radio Network, JCDecaux, and most recently at the OOH start-up Wrappr, Tess brings a wealth of industry knowledge and insights to her new role. She is eager to energise the market about Pedestrian Group’s vast influence on young Australians.

Pedestrian Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rachel Tikey said, “As Pedestrian Group’s universe continues its evolution, I am delighted to appoint Spyros and Tess to these pivotal leadership roles. There are no two better leaders to mobilise our market-specific sales teams with Pedestrian Group’s vast offering. Both Spy and Tess epitomise excellence in our industry, have layered media sales experience, and extensive networks that trust and respect them. I know they will take the Pedestrian Group brands into their next era of commercial greatness.”

The senior sales appointments come as PEDESTRIAN TELEVISION on 9Now continues to surge in growth from 2 million minutes a month at launch, to a projected 16 million this April*.