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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.

AFTRS 2016 ACRA winners

Friday 14 October, 2016

AFTRS Radio Alumni were, once again, successful at the prestigious Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Changes at Southern Cross Austereo

Tuesday 11 October, 2016

The Hit Network’s night time hosts Angus O’Loughlin and Emma Freedman will finish with The Hit 30 this week to take up new opportunities within Southern Cross Austereo.

Angus will return to Adelaide to join hit107’s breakfast show with Cat & Amos, while Emma will remain in Sydney to join The Grill Team on Triple M.

ARN creates new role in Melbourne

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Australian Radio Network has appointed Peter Whitehead to the newly created role of Commercial Director - Melbourne.

Peter brings more than 20 years’ experience in media sales to the role. He joins ARN following five years with oOh! Media - the last three years as National Sales Director.

Aussie plebiscite parody trending around the world

Thursday 15 September, 2016
The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation forcing broadcasters to air advertisements for both the yes and no campaigns on marriage equality, with an $1800 fine if they don't.

The Prime Minister has acknowledged it "may affect the editorial independence of broadcasters".

However, he argues the rule is necessary so radio and television outlets "cannot selectively broadcast only one side of the debate".

RnB Fridays sells out in hours

Monday 12 September, 2016
After being announced over a week ago RnB Fridays Live went on sale last Thursday and Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane sold out in hours. The demand in Perth was so huge the venue had to be altered for increased capacity, with those tickets selling fast.
 
RnB Fridays is the Hit Network’s most listened to day on air across its 50 stations nationwide. The brand has also created multi-platinum selling albums and sell out night club events.
 

Leadership changes at SCA

Wednesday 07 September, 2016

Southern Cross Austereo has announced some key senior leadership structural changes across their regional business effective immediately.

Head of Regional for SCA Rick Renarcic says the changes are part of their continued investment and development of the entire regional management group at SCA.

MCM sells its Authentic Entertainment radio and digital businesses to SCA

Friday 12 August, 2016

MCM Entertainment Group Ltd. has concluded a transaction with Southern Cross Austereo Ltd. where SCA acquires its Authentic Entertainment Pty. Ltd. radio production and syndication business and the Vevo premium digital video Australian representation business.

Authentic Media in buyout talks

Monday 08 August, 2016

Authentic Entertainment is in buyout talks with Southern Cross Austereo.
 
A spokeswoman for SCA this morning confirmed with Mumbrella negotiations have been ongoing.
 
“We are in discussions with Authentic Entertainment regarding the purchase of their assets,” said the SCA spokeswoman.  
 

Damon Rielly appointed SCA Brisbane General Manager

Thursday 14 July, 2016

Damon Rielly has been appointed General Manager of SCA's Brisbane stations Hit 105 and Triple M, following the departure of Richard Barker on July 15, 2016.

This appointment will see Damon return to SCA, after originally joining the company in 2001 when he quickly worked his way up to become Director of Sales and led both the agency and direct sales teams to ‘Best Station Sales Performance’ awarded by Commercial Radio Australia in 2007.

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