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SCA posts 21% profit fall

Friday 23 February, 2018

Southern Cross Austereo, which operates the Triple M and Hit networks, and also has a regional television affiliation with the Nine network, says revenue for the six months to December 31 has fallen by 5.3 per cent to $333.3 million.

Profit has dropped 21% to $38.2 million, according to figures released today in its half year report to the stock exchange.​​

Earnings dropped to $78.1 million, from $92.6 million a year ago.

Metro fall restrains regional gain for SCA

Wednesday 25 October, 2017

 

Reporting a 7% fall in revenues at yesterday's SCA Media Group AGM, CEO Grant Blackley cited an Australian media industry 'subject to challenging trading environments,' and a subdued metropolitan radio market. 

Media Reforms are good for the future: CEOs at #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

Now that the media laws reforms have passed the Senate and look set to pass the House of Reps next week, media CEOs are all thinkinng about how things will change.

They discussed the possible deals and implications of the reforms in a panel session at Radfio Alive today:

SCA’s Grant Blackley: These changes give the industry a chance to consider mergers and acquisitions that have not been possible for 20 years. We are all wondering what will be the benefits and challenges of that. Potentially there will be some consolidation.

There’s One for Everyone: SCA's Podcast One launch

Thursday 14 September, 2017

Southern Cross Austereo formally launched its Australian podcasting network – PodcastOne in Sydney last night.

Making SCA Great Again

Friday 24 February, 2017

CEO Grant Balckley tells Peter Saxon how it's going

Southern Cross Austereo profit up 11 percent

Thursday 23 February, 2017

Southern Cross Austereo has just released its financial results for the half year to December 2016,

Net profit (NPAT) up 11.8%, to $48.5 million on revenue of $351.8 million.

There were a couple of abnormal items during the second half of 2016, including a new TV program supply deal with Channel 9 and the acquisition of Authentic Entertainment.

The rise of regional radio audience measurement surveys

Saturday 03 December, 2016

Regional radio audience measurement surveys (RRAMS) were developed by Xtra Insights, in conjunction with Commercial Radio Australia, in response to the search for a new, cost-efficient research method for regional radio markets to gather up-to-date information.

Radio launches streaming app with 250 commercial and non commercial stations

Wednesday 30 November, 2016
Will you be swiping right of left on Alan Jones and Kyle Sandilands?
 
The Australian radio industry has come together to launch RadioApp, a new mobile app that allows consumers to live stream 250 Australian radio stations on the go.
 
It’s not quite Tinder, but you do swipe right or left to find your favourite radio stations in the list of ABC and Commercial stations from around Australia.
 

Grant Blackley tells shareholders 2Day is a 'key area of focus'

Thursday 20 October, 2016

Grant Blackley has addressed the Southern Cross Media Group’s AGM after his first full year as Chairman of SCA.
 
He says 2DAY FM in Sydney remains a “key area of focus” with Rove and Sam’s breakfast show “beginning to win back audiences” amid the Group’s improved financial performance, providing shareholders with franked dividends of 6.75 cents per share.
 
Reinvesting in talent within the network has been a “clear priority” within metro radio over the past year.
 

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