Disney reported that it would scale back its TV business in Taiwan, and the effects were felt. A total of 11 channels, including a Chinese channel from satellite TV, were taken off the shelves. Hundreds of its employees were interviewed in batches before Thursday about how much severance pay they should receive, and when to quit. Supervisors would personally tell them that in the past, TV people generally believed that foreign businessmen had good profits and There were stable jobs, but they never expected that they would be “destroyed” once, and the news shocked the entertainment industry.
This Disney wave spread to the markets of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at the same time. The news from Taiwan spread suddenly yesterday. This was because the head office had decided to arrange for the withdrawal of the first batch of channels in September. The condition was to send a document to NCC for clearance and the application was made yesterday, exactly “3 months” back.
Disney CEO Robert A. Iger (Robert A. Iger) announced the company’s restructuring and cost reduction plan in early February this year, planning to start mass layoffs before the summer. At the time, it was calculated that 7,000 people would be bitten. , accounting for 4% of the total number of employees.%. Two weeks ago, when David Shin and Kerwin Lo, two directors in Taiwan, moved in, the staff felt jittery. The senior employee said, “Although I knew it very well, I did not expect this day to come so fast and so fiercely.”
In general, Disney is divided into 4 major areas in Taiwan, TV, Film, Licensing and Disney+, and all TV channels are closed, affecting more than 100 people, accounting for more than 80%.
The media environment has been on a downward spiral for more than 15 years. There are too many monks, too little food, and the media changes. Traditional TV and print media are struggling to survive. Disney acquired Fox a few years ago. Go for a bigger weight loss. Basically, the workload of those who survived was greatly increased, and one person was used as two people. Are they lucky not to be fired? This is not necessarily the case, everyone just wants to eat and force themselves to burn their youth and liver excessively, and the rubber band is stretched longer to maintain the minimum limit of the past, so that Let the living be like those who have been punished.
More than 100 employees have been laid off in this wave. After the announcement, the interviews have been conducted in batches since yesterday. The topics discussed are generally divided into two categories. One is that 11 channels will be shut down in September in three batches respectively. , At the end of October and December, the supervisor will inform you which group of people is leaving. The second key point is severance pay. Yesterday there was a lot of discussion among the employees. It was reported internally that the payment would be made in the form of N+3, which means after working for 10 years, 10+3=13 monthly salary. Everyone is guessing. Do you want to multiply this N by 0.5 (Taiwan’s new system is to work for 1 year and get 0.5 months’ severance pay), but people who talked with it revealed that no N +3 Not exactly, “the numbers are too small, don’t weave beautiful illusions”.
Anyway, when are you leaving? how much should i take On Thursday, all employees will end the conversation. Those who have to find a new job or accept a case can check their status after the conversation, and then set aside.
In fact, many of Disney’s channels are already in the forefront of the Taiwan market, and the ratings are often followed by the four channels. However, the channel’s income mainly comes from two aspects, one is the advertising business, and the other Is channel profit sharing. In the last 10 years, media has rapidly moved towards digitization. TV ads have been diluted by FB, YT and various online platforms. Purchase volumes have been reduced, and costs have been reduced by competition. For cable TV, the sharp drop in viewership hits revenue, and two major sources of advertising and subscribers are left to slide. Downsizing, layoffs, and eventually closing the station, it’s a foregone conclusion.
How bad is the television industry? In the past, a program or drama could only be supported by one channel. A few years back, a work became a joint venture between the two TV stations. When we watch movie and TV news, we often refer to a show or drama with two channel names in front of it. (For example, PTV Taiwanese and CTV’s “wife cheating for 49 days” is a joint venture between the two channels. Recently, I saw a program with the names of 3 channels in front. A joint venture of only one TV station The enterprise has the ability to eliminate it.It can be seen that in reality not everyone has money in their pocket.
Hu Gua has been a “Happy Wisdom Star” on a Chinese TV station for 12 years, and Zeng Guocheng has been a “Queen of a Bag” for 13 years. Both shows have stood the test of ratings and time and have outlived 12 zodiac signs. Currently, his life and death are unknown. The disappearance of the future TV channel depends on whether it can be transferred to Disney+ to continue operating, but it seems that the situation is not good, and led by reality Akira, Wang Yangming and others The show “Mysterious Hardware Store” just made a name for itself. After the initial airing, it doesn’t matter whether there will be a next season or not.
For old loyal viewers who jumped in to watch the whole thing, this satellite TV company that’s been with you for 32 years and created many popular ones will be disappearing all 11 channels in the next six months, and they certainly can’t be used. It is not done in the short term, but nothing is irreplaceable in this world. Soon, the word satellite TV would become a noun in everyone’s memory. As far as the employees working till the last moment are concerned, more than 100 people are going to face unemployment. This is another prediction that the media cold has not subsided, lips are dead and teeth are also cold. have passed. The TV front-end shift will be dismissed. If the environment is bad, more units will face the same situation.
What do you think about the employees who have been told that they will face unemployment in the next three months or half a year? A senior employee said helplessly, “If only a few people were fired, it would be sad to be fired, but now that the company is completely over, there is nothing to talk about.”
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