Ed Harrison starts as CEO of Yahoo!7

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Ed Harrison has commenced his role at Seven’s joint venture Yahoo!7 after Fairfax lost injunction proceedings to try and prevent former group sales director joining the TV network’s digital operation.

The Australian today reported, the NSW Supreme Court rejected a legal action brought by Fairfax to restrain the senior executive from joining Yahoo!7.

Harrison has now started in the role with a Yahoo!7 spokesman saying: “Yahoo7 can confirm that Ed Harrison has commenced as CEO.  We are delighted to have Ed join as a key member of the team and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

The move comes as industry speculation grows about who will replace Harrison in the important role as Fairfax sales boss. Sources have told Mumbrella that the company has now found a candidate and that an announcement is likely next week. 

At the time of posting Fairfax had not responded to requests for comment.

The search for Harrison’s replacement has been lead by Fairfax board member Michael Anderson leading a committee to find the a replacement for the challenging position which comes at a time of continuing declines in print revenues and as the publisher tries to pave a way forward in digital.

Harrison is joined at Yahoo!7 by his former Fairfax colleague Paul Sigaloff started at Yahoo!7 in his new role as commercial director two weeks ago.

Nic Christensen 


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