This is turning out to be a sad day for the Australian TV and TV in general. This is because David Leckie has just passed away. The news of his sad demise has just hit. Therefore, we thought that it time that we remember this TV giant.
People have got to know because a statement was circulated by the Australian media channels. The statement said that they, with immense sadness have to say that David Leckie has passed. It was further revealed in the statement itself that he was battling an illness. He passed away at the Mulberry Farm.
It is no doubt that his absence will be felt throughout the TV industry, not only in Australia but around the world. In this light, let us try to know more about him.
David Leckie: A distinguished legacy
It has to be said David has an impressive career in TV history. His career had lasted some 40 odd years. He managed to serve as the CEO of Seven West Media. Leckie was also employed as the boss of Nine Network.
Many of the people came out in rememberance of David. We just want to showcase a few of them. The Chairman of Seven West Media, Kerry Stokes, said “I had a close association and friendship with David for more than 20 years and finally enticed him to Seven in 2003, when he started the difficult process of turning around the network’s fortunes. David achieved the turnaround quickly and effectively, building a winning team, financial and programming model, which delivered us leadership of the TV industry for many years.”
They hailed David to be a person with immense knowledge over the TV industry. He knew what people wanted to watch and what they enjoyed. It has to be said that any person who is able to crack such notions is difficult to find.