Seven network has confirmed it has outsourced its Traffic department to a company in Manila.
Traffic departments are responsible for booking and scheduling of advertising.
Sources suggest Seven’s Melbourne-based Traffic dept., which had national responsibilities, numbered around 50 staff.
A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, “Seven has outsourced some functions of commercial inventory to an external provider who operates in multiple locations including Manila.
“Seven has retained management and commercial inventory leaders in Melbourne and Sydney.”
In February Seven West Media and Nine Entertainment Co. entered into an exclusive arrangement to form a joint venture for broadcast playout operations from Frenchs Forest, NSW. Around 150 Seven staff in Melbourne were told that most of their jobs would will be outsourced by 2019.
Last week Seven Seven West Mediaposted a net profit of $135.8 million, including $61 million of cost savings, after a 7% cut in staff.