Aug 20, 2013

TV merry-go-round: Ten’s Meakin coup turns to confusion

Channel Ten's move to poach TV veteran Peter Meakin may have hit a hurdle -- and has raised interesting questions about who'll be who in the Ten zoo, if and when Meakin arrives.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Channel Ten’s plan to parachute in television legend Peter Meakin to run its news and current affairs division has hit a snag.

Meakin, 71, may be forced to sit on the sidelines for a year and questions persist about the future of current news boss Anthony Flannery. Ten insists he will stay at the network as head of news and current affairs and report to Meakin, whose title would be “executive director of news and current affairs”.

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