Statements from Ten and Seven on John Stephens' contract

SHARE
THIS



Network Ten has issued statements to the media to clarify the issue regarding John Stephens' contact.

See the statements below.

Network Ten: March 19, 2014

Statement from Network Ten on John Stephens.

There has been a lot of noise and misinformation around recent events involving Network Ten and John Stephens.

Network Ten had extensive negotiations with Mr Stephens in relation to his contract with the company.

Network Ten wants to get the truth of what happened after that contract was signed by Mr Stephens. The leaking of confidential documents to the media only strengthens our resolve.

We believe Seven Network, Bruce McWilliam, Tim Worner and others have a case to answer. On March 17, Justice Brereton in the Supreme Court of NSW stated there is a seriously arguable case that Seven Network has engaged in conduct that constitutes an interference with Network Ten’s agreement with Mr Stephens.

In light of recent events, and this case, Network Ten is not prepared to be bullied. Network Ten believes Seven Network has induced breach of, and interfered with, its contract with Mr Stephens.

 

Network Ten: March 18, 2014

A Statement from Network Ten on John Stephens.

Mr John Stephens remains under a contract with Network Ten, which is continuing and has not been terminated.

Under that contract, he commences with Network Ten on June 9, 2014.

In proceedings commenced by Network Ten against Seven Network, Network Ten claims that Seven Network has induced breach of, and interfered with, that contract.

Those proceedings remain before the Supreme Court of NSW.

 

Network Seven: March 18, 2014

Statement from Seven on John Stephens

Key programming executive, John Stephens, has decided to remain at the Seven Network, despite Network Ten’s public announcement on 7 March that he would be joining Ten and was critically important to Ten’s turnaround strategy.

Yesterday in the Supreme Court, Justice Brereton not only refused Ten’s application for interlocutory relief against Seven and Mr Stephens but also ordered Ten to pay Seven and Mr Stephens’ legal costs.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

NITV Announces Four Indigenous Executive Appointments
  • Media

NITV Announces Four Indigenous Executive Appointments

National Indigenous television service NITV has announced four senior Indigenous appointments who will be responsible for growing its on-air and online platforms. Rhanna Collins, a proud Palawa woman, has worked at NITV for the past four years and has been appointed as executive editor, working across the TV station’s news and current affairs digital and […]

Publicis & Qld Transport And Main Roads Department Launch #LiftLegends
  • Campaigns

Publicis & Qld Transport And Main Roads Department Launch #LiftLegends

Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Department (TMR) and creative agency Publicis Worldwide are targeting drink-driving over the holiday season with a new road safety campaign launching this week. The campaign is encouraging people to organise a #LiftLegend to make their way home. Set to the Bette Midler classic, Wind Beneath My Wings, this is the […]

JCDecaux-Owned APN Outdoor Snags Perth Airport
  • Media

JCDecaux-Owned APN Outdoor Snags Perth Airport

APN Outdoor, now part of JCDecaux, has signed an important new agreement with Perth Airport. This rounds out its existing contract covering internal advertising in all four terminals, as well as external billboards approaching and within the Perth Airport precinct. APN Outdoor currently holds the rights to all external advertising at the Airport, along with […]

Bunnings & Esky Plus Launch Frightfully Good Summer Ad
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Bunnings & Esky Plus Launch Frightfully Good Summer Ad

Cooler box maker Esky together with Bunnings have launched their latest TV commercial titled ‘Prey’ with the release of the new Esky Plus. Set against a far Northern Queensland looking river backdrop, the ad features a frightfully large crocodile as it launches from the riverbed and absconds with the product. The ad, which was conceived […]

AMSRO Applauds ACCC’s Preliminary Report To Safeguard Data Privacy
  • Marketing

AMSRO Applauds ACCC’s Preliminary Report To Safeguard Data Privacy

The Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) today applauded the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry report and proposals to further protect the privacy of individuals across the digital landscape.

AppNexus Offers Buyers Fee-Transparent Supply-Side Platform
  • Advertising
  • Technology

AppNexus Offers Buyers Fee-Transparent Supply-Side Platform

AppNexus, a Xandr company and leader in advertising technology, has announced that agreements with many direct publishers in the AppNexus marketplace and partnerships with third-party transparency companies have facilitated one of the programmatic advertising industry’s first fee-transparent supply-side platforms (SSP), giving buyers an unprecedented level of visibility into technology fees. “Through our policies and partnerships, AppNexus […]

Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal-Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal-Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing

A new Aussie study – based on the views of some of adland’s brightest – has concluded that data and technology is bringing agency creatives and marketers far closer together. The study, titled Joining The Dots: The Future Of Creativity, was conducted by PwC and Google and included the opinions of 15 industry thought leaders […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine