TEN and Southern Cross have signed a new 5 year affiliation agreement for the supply of TEN programming for the Northern NSW television licence area.
This arrangement will see Southern Cross continue to broadcast TEN titles such as MasterChef Australia, The Bachelor, Offspring and the Big Bash League into areas including Gosford, Newcastle, Lismore, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Taree.
The new agreement from 1 July 2016 is for an increased licence fee to that applying under the previous TEN / SCA affiliation agreement, which expires on 30 June 2016.
TEN Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “We are pleased to continue our relationship with SCA and renew the affiliate agreement for Northern NSW. SCA are a valued broadcast partner and we believe the outcome from these discussions collectively benefits both companies.”
SCA CEO, Grant Blackley, said: “We‘re thrilled we will continue broadcasting TEN programs to the viewers of Northern NSW under this new agreement. Our broadcast into the Northern NSW licence area, with centres including Gold Coast, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tamworth and Taree, will continue to deliver high value for our advertising clients.”
Earlier this week there were reports WIN TV has held talks with Southern Cross about buying its northern NSW assets.
Further announcements in relation to affiliation agreements involving TEN in other regional areas
are expected to be made shortly.