Nov 14, 2012

Lachlan’s Ten: an annual report on an annus horribilis

The buck should stop with Lachlan Murdoch for Ten's woes, as detailed in the annual report released yesterday. So why is he being let off so lightly?

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Ten Network’s ham-fisted attempt to bury criticism of the blood-letting in its newsrooms is part of a pattern of trying to fly beneath the radar. It’s not working.

The latest attempt to maintain a low profile in the face of adversity was seen in the 2012 annual report released yesterday. Right from the “Highlights” page at the front, the network attempted to spin the vaguely positive and avoid the embarrassing. So we saw mention of ”group revenue of $865 million” and “$94 million” of “group EBITDA”. Both facts were both true and misleading.

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3 thoughts on “Lachlan’s Ten: an annual report on an annus horribilis

  1. Liz A

    Any updates on how the #lolbolt Report has been travelling in the ratings? I would LOVE to see a before and after comparison for that 10am Sunday timeslot. It would truly make my month to know that LMFAO on Video Hits had better ratings than Andrew Bolt.

    Perhaps a better baramoter would be: is PopAsia on SBS beating Andrew Bolt?

  2. Gerry Hatrick, OAP

    So, the purging One HD of it’s sport by a guy who has a small hand in Pay TV Sport, is clearly no conflict of interest.

    The Sprog should just concentrate on his One Tel shares methinks

  3. zut alors

    Who’s to say next year won’t be even worse…

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