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Feb 25, 2013

Under Murdoch, Ten sprays bullets in all directions

The Ten Network is in deep despair with an enormous job for new CEO Hamish McLennan ahead. So why is the company firing off legal letters around commentary of its woes?

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

When the corporate history of Network Ten comes to be written, the theatrics of the James Packer/Lachlan Murdoch-led takeover of the past two years will be characterised as a sad and sorry chapter.

In an industry full of aggressive blokes, you can only wonder what it must be like sitting inside a boardroom full of billionaires led by the perennially disappointing Murdoch. Young Lachlan has never taken kindly to criticism, but his ability to bring the Ten board with him on various unusual frolics has surprised even seasoned observers.

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4 thoughts on “Under Murdoch, Ten sprays bullets in all directions

  1. Jon Douglas

    Steve “Look at Me” Mayne, at it again.

  2. zut alors

    ‘In an industry full of aggressive blokes, you can only wonder what it must be like sitting inside a boardroom full of billionaires led by the perennially disappointing Murdoch.’

    Too true. One can’t help wondering if an injection of executive female talent could save this sorry network from itself. By ‘executive female’ I mean women totally unrelated by bloodlines or marriage to board members.

  3. AR

    Bring back 2-3 hour blocks of the Simpsons, Seinfeld & Frazier. What could possibly go wrong?

  4. gapot

    You cant say TEN hasnt tried every thing to get the ratings up. Its removal of all the old folk from the news has had no effect other than make it even more of a joke. They seem to think having the first news will give them a head start on 9 and 7, the problem is that they havnt discovered that everybody has a remote.

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