Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday April 7 2017

  • Southern Cross Austereo still exploring New Zealand radio acquisition opportunity
  • MCN opens programmatic platform, expands offering with Videology partnership
  • Graham Miles appointed CEO of Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company
  • As previewed in Mediaweek, Nova launches Nova Podquest platform today
  • MEAA members in Fairfax Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms condemn $30m cut
  • A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack suspended by the Nine Network
  • Supreme Court judge rebukes Amber Harrison’s QC, yet to decide on case transfer
  • Seven’s CEO Tim Worner quits the board of Sydney Swans, club accepts resignation
  • Four new planets found orbiting a yellow parent star by Stargazing Live viewers
  • CNN announces Explore Parts Unknown mobile first guide with Anthony Bourdain
  • Sports: Seven’s weekend starts with Davis Cup today, Winx at Randwick tomorrow
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek New Zealand roundup with John Drinnan
    Meet former Sydney TV programmer running new TVNZ channel in New Zealand
    Plus: Bauer NZ, Toby Talbot, RNZ birthday, Radio Sport breakfast, Sky TV rugby
  • Thursday TV: My Kitchen Rules first Thursday outing wins over live NRL
    Seven wins four of five metro markets as Easter break beckons
    Focus on A Current Affair as it covers story starring one of its own
    Gogglebox season final again lifts TEN share to week high
    Stargazing Live discovers planets, but not bigger Thursday audiences
    Breakfast TV: Sunrise at Fort Worth bigger draw than Today’s Inverloch visit

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Seven’s My Kitchen Rules stats: Still the biggest show on TV
  • EIC Kate de Brito: “Our aim is to stay #1”
  • Veteran journo Caroline Wilson talks handling controversies
  • How Cyclone Debbie impacted local news operations
  • Marty Sheargold on taking The Ghan to Darwin
  • Podcasting strategy at 2Day FM with content director Jase Allen
  • The New Daily’s explosive growth
  • Production guru Trent Chapman on the Travel Guides success story
  • Zenith forecasts: Aussie ad spend to slow
  • Staff moves at News Corp, Seven, Bauer Media, Sky News and Turner Australia
  • Spectator behind the scenes on Today and Sunrise tours + Triple M’s NRL season launch

New magazines this week

Real Housewives of Sydney's Melissa Tkautz

The complete insiders guide to Arena TV’s Real Housewives of Sydney with soap star, then popstar, and now reality TV star Melissa Tkautz. Our favourite Sydney Real Housewife talks to Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado.

Listen online here.

Mediaweek TV Podcast

Andrew Mercado and James Manning discuss the TV Week Logie nominations and don’t miss Mercado’s tips for winners in the key categories. Plenty of other TV news, comment and reviews too. From Married At First Sight and Wentworth to Neighbours and The Walking Dead. Plus an update on Andrew Mercado’s new cinema venture.

Listen online here.