The marketing and creative divisions at Foxtel and Fox Sports have been hit by job cuts.
The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday reported 70 staff had been made redundant as part of the most recent restructure.
“These are changes we had to make to face up to the impacts of COVID-19 on our business and a very different future for everyone involved in the media, entertainment and sporting industries,” a Foxtel spokesman told the Herald.
“The changes in marketing and creative reflect a new way of working following the merger of the Fox Sports and Foxtel teams last year that is now seeing us reduce our internal creative spend and centralise, outsource or consolidate some marketing functions.”
It follows the most recent cuts owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw up to 200 employees made redundant and another 140 stood down until the end of June.
Despite the job cuts, Foxtel is now in the process of launching another streaming service.
With live sport still on hold, Foxtel hopes the new service – to be named ‘Binge’ – can supplement the churn in Kayo subscribers.