A 27 year affiliation with Nine and WIN could come to and end if talks between TEN and WIN prove fruitful, with reports WIN chief executive Andrew Lancaster met with TEN executives last Thursday.
The Australian reports the discussions were conducted amid an ongoing stand-off over revenue, with Nine seeking to increase the 39% of revenue it currently receives from WIN.
An existing affiliate deal between TEN and Southern Cross also expires in June.
WIN mogul Bruce Gordon is also the biggest shareholder in both Nine and TEN.
But there is still much to be resolved in the sector while the government’s media reform look set to be delayed: On New Year’s Eve Nine and WIN agreed to extend their current affiliation deal until June 30th; WIN currently has legal action pending against Nine over Live streaming into its regional markets; Nine recently acquired a 9.9% stake in Southern Cross Media; Bruce Gordon has been behind a recent raid on Nine shares as part of a complex deal with Deutsche Bank.