COMMENT:

Last week, the boss of a major Australian media company floated a bold idea that could change the face of television in New Zealand.

Speaking to his staff, recently appointed Seven West Media chief executive James Warburton made off-the-cuff comments suggesting the company could start running some of its content on this side of the ditch through a deal with a local free-to-air TV company.

A source who attended the staff meeting told the Herald the comments related to New Zealand were only a small part of a much bigger speech intended to inspire staff to look beyond cost-cutting

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