Redundancies at MCN as the business ‘re-orientates’ for the future

Further integration with Foxtel has led to a round of redundancies at sales business MCN as it strives to “re-orientate” itself for the “future media environment”.

An MCN spokesperson confirmed the roles cut have been from the back-end operational teams, but was unable to confirm the number of people who would lose their jobs, as the business is still trying to relocate some staffers.

The spokesperson told Mumbrella the decisions were made as the business looks to its future.

“MCN has made some necessary decisions about where we place our strategic investment, so we can best re-orientate the business to thrive in the future media environment,” said the spokesperson.

“Regrettably, this has led to some roles being impacted. We are providing affected staff with support during this time.”

Mumbrella understands that the majority of the roles which have been cut are those which can be automated, a process that was potentially delayed by the MCN/ Ten partnership which has since ended.

Since the dissolution of the agreement between Ten and MCN, the sales arm of Foxtel has been moving closer to its parent company, with a potential rebrand on the horizon to better symbolise the current relationship.

Foxtel itself has also been struggling in recent months, with parent company News Corp pouring money into the subscription TV business to keep it afloat and manage growing debt.


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