The ARIAs may move from TEN to pay television this year, as networks tighten the purse strings.
The Daily Telegraph reports that TEN has let its ARIA contract lapse.
“It’s so up in the air at this stage that we’re jokingly thinking about putting a reserve booking on the Cowra Community Hall,” a senior source associated with the ARIAs told the newspaper.
A TEN spokeswoman confirmed that no deal for 2009 has been signed.
The event has been produced by Roving Enterprises since 2002, and most consider very successfully.
That said, XYZ Networks did a stellar job of Sound Relief on Channel [V] and MAX last weekend. While MTV is about to have its big night, could our other musical channels get a flagship awards night?
Source: Daily Telegraph