10 (General Discussion)

Network Ten has appointed Toni Skaife as general manager, Melbourne and content business affairs, and Rod Prosser as executive general manager, revenue and client partnerships, based in Melbourne.

Skaife was previously head of production and business affairs, and takes up her new role immediately. As general manager, Melbourne, she will report to Network Ten chief executive officer Paul Anderson. In her content business affairs role, she will continue to report to Network Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey.

Prosser, who was previously director of revenue and client partnerships and general manager for Network Ten in Southeast Queensland, maintains his national revenue and client responsibilities and will relocate to Melbourne in mid-2017. He will continue to report to Paul Anderson. His successor in Southeast Queensland will be announced soon.

Big hits coming to TEN after Easter

Some of the biggest shows on Australian television are coming to TEN after Easter, including the new season of the iconic and beloved series, MasterChef Australia.

The Monday night party that is Have You Been Paying Attention? also returns post-Easter, along with new episodes of TV Week Logie Award-winning The Living Room on Friday nights, plus TEN’s award-winning early evening line-up of TEN Eyewitness News First At Five, Family Feud and The Project with Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Pete Helliar.

TEN viewers will also be entertained by new series of hit US shows: Modern Family, Bull, This Is Us, NCIS and Law & Order: SVU.

First-run favourites returning later in the year include a brand new season of the compelling and entertaining series Shark Tank, the new season of the television phenomenon The Bachelor Australia with fan favourite Matty Johnson, a brand new season of The Bachelorette Australia, new episodes of the much-loved, iconic and ground-breaking family drama Offspring, season two of the smash Aussie drama The Wrong Girl plus much more.

After receiving a remarkable 21,000 applications for season two, TEN’s unmissable family entertainment series Australian Survivor will also return later in the year.

Ten shares have plunged 51.4 per cent so far in 2017 and the metropolitan broadcaster, home of Masterchef and The Biggest Loser, has a market capitalisation of just $166.1 million. Both its free-to-air rivals, Nine Entertainment and Seven West Media, are worth more than $1 billion.

Well you can rule Ten out of the cricket bidding war then.

and yet they seem to think they can win the cricket rights from Nine - they can’t even afford to staff their newsrooms properly, hence all the “courtesy of 7” and “courtesy of 9” on the screen during their news.

Sunita Gloster Joins Network Ten As Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer

Network Ten today announced the appointment of Sunita Gloster to the new role of Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer.

Ms Gloster will be responsible for network strategy and digital and commercial partnerships, reporting to Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson.

Since 2013 Ms Gloster has served as CEO of peak advertiser group, the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA).

Mr Anderson said:

“Ten has embarked on a significant transformation plan for efficiencies, investment and growth and we are thrilled Sunita is joining Ten in this important new role for our network.

“Sunita has exceptional understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing blue-chip brands in the Australian market and that knowledge and experience will be invaluable for driving growth, innovation and results for our partners.

“Sunita has an impressive track record in strategy, management and organisational change and is globally recognised for her initiatives at the AANA, particularly across media and digital industry supply chains,” he said.

“Sunita’s appointment will bring enormous commercial experience and energy to our team at a critical time for both the business and the broader media and marketing industries.”

Ms Gloster said:

“Today’s business climate requires every enterprise – brand owner or media company – to rethink and recalibrate for a sustainable future and with that comes tremendous opportunity.

“Paul Anderson and the Management Team at Ten have started a true transformation program and I’m genuinely excited to be joining at a time when media and brands are navigating through a time of great change and reinvention.”

Ms Gloster held senior executive roles in Australia and internationally, including 11 years in London working for major brands at leading advertising networks.

For two consecutive years, Management Today magazine recognised Ms Gloster as one of the top 35 business women in the UK aged 35 and under, and Media & Marketing Europe voted her one of the top 40 professionals across the continent under 40.

At the AANA, Ms Gloster led the self-regulatory system for the $14 billion advertising industry. Her leadership of the AANA has been recognised by two consecutive President’s Awards by the World Federation of Advertisers in Brussels.

Good way for Murdoch to grab a bargain!

For some reason… This came to mind when thinking about ten…


tried to stream Ten channels last night - nope. Down.