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Radio is magic, digital is maths, both are important: ARN's Ciaran Davis

Thursday 14 May, 2020

Like so many others around Australia, ARN CEO Ciaran Davis is working from home for at least part of his week during the COVID 19 pandemic. He speaks to Steve Ahern about the priorities of the company and the effect of the virus on the business.

 

With a background of shelves containing books about negotiation and innovation, Ciaran Davis is quick to answer the question whether he has ever seen anything like this pandemic in any other businesses he had ever worked.

Radio revenue softer for HT&E in the first half of 2019

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

HT&E has released its half yearly report, showing a 4% decrease in revenue, partly attributed to a softer radio market in Australia.
 
ARN revenue declined by 3.8% year on year to $115 million with a poor result in the first quarter before an improvement early in the second quarter and then a softening in May and June.
 

Smart speaker home invasion?

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

A study conducted last year by the US based organisation Consumer Watchdog found that Google and Alexa have patented a range of eavesdropping functions associated with their smart speakers. 
 
While the two companies file hundreds of patents each year and often do not take them to market, the patents reveal some of the thinking from Google and Amazon about how they might monetise the new smart speaker technology using data heard in houses and offices where smart speakers are present.
 

Qld Premier Palaszczuk officially opens ARN's new Brisbane studios

Sunday 23 June, 2019

ARN chas moved Brisbane 97.3FM and 4KQ into new radio broadcast studios with an exclusive housewarming party. 

'Rumblings' of HT&E management buyout 'untrue' says Ciaran Davis

Thursday 02 May, 2019

ARN CEO Ciaran Davis has told radioinfo that an article* in The Australian yesterday, speculating about a management buyout of HT&E is untrue.

ARN and iHeart extend their partnership until 2036

Thursday 02 May, 2019

ARN has extended its iHeartRadio license in Australia, providing millions of listeners with access to the free, all-in-one digital audio entertainment platform until 2036.

ARN cooks up a storm for Oz Harvest

Friday 29 March, 2019

ARN’s Executive Team turned sous chefs for the night as they joined more than 200 of Australia’s industry leaders and corporate teams who created and served a gourmet dinner made with love, hope and generosity as part of Oz Harvest’s annual CEO Cookoff Event.

HT&E financial results highlight "radio's resilience"

Thursday 14 February, 2019

Here, There and Everywhere (HT&E) - best known to those in radio as ARN's parent company has released its full year report for the 12 months ending 31 December 2018.

 

Australian Radio Network

  • Radio market grew 3.5% in 2019; 5.9% in H1; 1.3% in H2

  • ARN revenue growth of 3% to $235.5m

  • EBITDA up 1% to $84.6m, margin maintained at 36%

HT&E changes its leadership team

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

A series of further management changes within HT&E and ARN’s corporate division have been announced, as the company moves towards a "simplified and reenergised Executive Leadership Team structure" across both businesses.

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