Southern Cross Ten to take WIN's prized TV programs

TO watch some of Gladstone's favourite TV programs, you will need to reach a little further on the remote to get to Southern Cross Ten.

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Southern media is reporting Southern Cross has tied the knot in a five-year deal with the Nine Network, leaving Win to sign a deal with lower-rating Network Ten.

Half of Southern Cross's revenue will flow on to the Nine Network, up from the 37% cut they were giving to Network Ten. NBN are also said to be happy with the deal, as it's a 3% pay rise on their current agreement with WIN.

It's expected to give regional TV ratings a shake up. Latest figures show WIN enjoys a healthy 10.8% lead over Southern Cross.

Ratings obtained by The Observer in March suggest Friday night's Footy Show will be the big draw card for Southern Cross.

It means the network will take Win's place in competing for 18,000 viewers in the region, or 36%, against Channel 7's Better Homes and Gardens.

But Southern Cross won't be disappointed to say goodbye to Ten's stars on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, with the prime time program only attracting 6% of viewers. 



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