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Audio revenue is up for SCA, while TV revenue is down

Thursday 22 August, 2019

A 2.4% increase in Southern Cross Austereo’s Audio revenue, for metropolitan and regional radio plus podcasting, to $453.4 M has contributed to a modest overall growth in SCA's revenue of 0.5% to $661.0M.

Grant Blackley joins the board of AANA

Wednesday 08 May, 2019

Southern Cross Austereo CEO, Grant Blackley, is joining the board of the Australian Association of National Advertisers.
 

Simplicity, scale and a safe brand environment underpin SCA’s monetisation strategy: Grant Blackley #RDE19

Sunday 07 April, 2019

Southern Cross Austereo CEO Grant Blackley spoke at a Radiodays session in Lausanne, Switzeralnd, hosted by radioinfo’s Steve Ahern, where he gave insights into the business strategies behind SCA’s monetisation strategies for digital radio and podcasting.
 
SCA’s digital radio strategy is to use the 50% of additional DAB+ spectrum that it owns to aggregate its audience around its two major networks, Hit and Triple M, and to bring all its regional stations into brand harmony with within one of the two networks.

Grant Blackley will speak at Radiodays Europe 2019

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and Chairman of Commercial Radio Australia, Grant Blackley will feature as a speaker at Radiodays Europe 2019.

Rear Window article completely inaccurate: Grant Blackley

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

An article published in today’s Australian Financial Review is “completely inaccurate” according to SCA’s Grant Blackley.
 
The article comments on Southern Cross Media’s half yearly report, criticising a graph showing comparative total metro network listening across the various commercial networks.
 

New CRA Chair and re-elected Board

Thursday 13 December, 2018
A new Chair of the Board of Directors has been appointed at the AGM of industry body Commercial Radio Australia. 

Grant Blackley, chief executive officer and managing director of Southern Cross Austereo was elected as Chair of CRA. 

Adam Lang, chief executive officer, Macquarie Media Limited stepped down after four years but will remain on the board and retain his role as Chair of the CRA Research Committee.   

SCA partners with Beyond Blue and The Smith Family

Monday 10 December, 2018

Southern Cross Austereo have entered into a  two-year partnership with Beyond Blue and The Smith Family as part of its charity program, SCA Embrace, commencing January 1, 2019.
 
The two charities will be provided support via community service announcements and content opportunities across SCA’s extensive radio, television and digital networks.
 

PodcastOne Australia celebrates 1st birthday

Thursday 13 September, 2018

PodcastOne Australia, the leading commercial podcast network in Australia,  celebrates its first birthday today, with more than 54 million downloads in its first year.

“PodcastOne Australia may only be 1 year old, but we feel the business is much more mature than that,” says CEO of SCA Grant Blackley.

“We are thrilled to have achieved so many milestones to date and are excited for what we know will be a very bright future."

More data, scale and simplicity: Grant Blackley on SCA’s annual results

Thursday 23 August, 2018

Speaking to radioinfo after the release of his company’s annual report, SCA CEO Grant Blackley said the company’s business strategy is working.

Regional markets’ ability to grow brands seems to have been forgotten: SCA's Grant Blackley

Wednesday 04 July, 2018

Southern Cross Austereo CEO Grant Blackley has been championing regional media advertising for some time, especially compared with digital and social media (see our previous reports).

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