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#CRAconf: "We need to play in the big pool again" says Blackley

Friday 09 October, 2015

The toughest job in media right now is CEO of Southern Cross Austereo.  Since Kyle and Jackie O left the network in 2013, the stations have suffered with loss of audience share, and loss of revenue.  Mediaweek's James Manning speaks to new CEO Grant Blackley about the challenges ahead, and the plan for 2DayFM breakfast in Sydney.  Highlights of the session are included below.

Manning: Let's start with the lineup issues and the challenges you've had in Sydney.  A big signing this week with Rove.  Give us some background.

Southern Cross Media Group annual financial results 'disappointing'

Thursday 27 August, 2015

Southern Cross Media Group Limited has announced its financial results for the full year to 30 June 2015.

CEO Grant Blackley advised that the reported net loss after tax of $284.9m had been impacted by the impairment of the Group’s Metro and Regional assets.

Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) is $163.2m. Net profit after tax (NPAT) excluding significant items is $64.8m.

 

Key highlights include:

SCA appoints Brian Gallagher as its Chief Sales Officer

Friday 03 July, 2015

Southern Cross Media Group Limited has announced BRIAN GALLAGHER as its Chief Sales Officer, effective July 15, 2015. This newly created role will see Mr Gallagher take on a leadership role driving the entire sales operation across Southern Cross Austereo’s full suite of media channels and brands.

Grant Blackley's plan for SCA to "re-invent and prosper"

Tuesday 09 June, 2015

Southern Cross Austereo’s incoming CEO, Grant Blackley has been reported in one media outlet as saying that negotiating a new television deal with TEN would be first order of business. In another, he was quoted to say that SCA’s troubled Sydney radio station 2Day Hit 104.1FM is the “number one challenge.”

Immediate focus will be on television deal with 10

Wednesday 03 June, 2015

Southern Cross Austereo’s new CEO, Grant Blackley starts work at the end of this month.

He’s been reported to have said that his immediate focus will be to get the television side of the business in order by renegotiating the content deal with TEN, and that he will not be rushed into making changes on the radio side.

Does that mean he sees the repair of the radio assets less urgent than television?

Former TEN Network CEO to replace Rhys Holleran

Thursday 28 May, 2015

Grant Blackley has been appointed CEO and Managing Director of Southern Cross Austereo.

 

The former TEN Network CEO has a career in media spanning thirty years and is currently CEO of the national restaurant group, The Keystone Group and Founder and CEO of Four Seasons Media, a diversified media consultancy, content owner, investor and management group. Mr Blackley also has a financial interest in RGM Artists, Australia’s leading talent agency.

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