The financials are bad for Foxtel, but the bigger worry is the slump in subscriber numbers.
News Corp's September quarter results show that Foxtel will either need a boost in subscriber numbers or in average revenue if it wants the summer to be a profitable one.
Foxtel's chief marketing officer, Andy Lark, lasted just 10 months in the role before leaving the company. His replacement will have added pressure to turn Foxtel's fortunes around.
New profit reports from News Corp and Telstra indicate that Foxtel's subscriber base is still fraught, and things will probably get worse before they get better.
We're starting to wonder who, if anyone, is doing quality checks on programming at Sky News.
Crikey readers have their say on anti-depressants, the death penalty and other issues of the day.
A full 25% of the Australian Financial Review was comprised of property ads this morning. And other media tidbits of the dya.
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The copyright industry continues to mislead about the impact of piracy -- and the way to stop isn't copyright crackdowns but giving consumers what they want, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.