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Network Ten.s switch of focus to the 25-54 age group next year has a major upside but carries inherent risks, according to Fusion Strategy.

The T20 Big Bash Cricket, which runs from December 20 to February 7, will give Ten a significant promotional platform for the first time in a decade or more, says Fusion.s Steve Allen.

But Allen believes the Winter Olympics in Korea (February 7-23) will potentially disrupt the network.s efforts to launch and bed down its first batch of new shows.

.The whole landscape could change if Channel Ten forges a recovery,. says the analyst. .It will not be like any previous surge or recovery.. . as they have pretty much turned their back on 16-39 and now firmly chase and program to 25-54.

.But this places them in direct head on competition to Seven, Nine, Sbs and ABC, all of whom chase and position themselves for »

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