EXCLUSIVE: Seven has confirmed it has outsourced some Scheduling duties to Manila.
Scheduling is the work of a team who build the final playlist containing all the details for network and local metro broadcasts that are downloaded to playout hub, NPC Sydney. This includes the placement of commercials, promos for each market and ensuring system info.
In 2018 Seven also outsourced its Traffic department to a company in Manila.
A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, “The creation and control of schedules for each channel remains in Melbourne with Seven. It has recently been announced to staff in that area that some roles within the team will be shifted to the Seven service centre in Manila joining other aligned functions.”
It isn’t clear how many roles are made redundant in the latest move, but is understood to be part of a wider network transformation under CEO James Warburton.
Media companies 10, Nine, Foxtel, Southern Cross Austereo and News Corp have all recently announced job losses.