Mediaweek Morning Report

Tuesday July 25 2017

  • Nielsen pushes start button on daily Digital Content Ratings today
  • New deal makes Fetch an official broadcaster of the UFC in Australia
  • Village Cinemas’ partner in Singapore’s Golden Village blocks Village sale
  • Alphabet Inc reports 27.7% drop in profit after record US$2.7b Google fine
  • How Queensland could be in the box seat to attract more blockbuster movies
  • The unlikely media members of John Ibrahim’s Sydney gang revealed:
    Two TV executives, TV & radio’s hottest hosts + radio breakfast producer
  • ABC Commercial signs Wiggles deal for NBCU’s preschool destination in North America
  • ITV Studios announces app based on adventure TV show Thunderbirds Are Go
  • Vince Gilligan details how long a TV production should spend in writing room
  • Silicon Valley’s biggest tech startup-pitching contest is heading to Australia
  • NBN admits image problem, considering forcing minimum level of service
  • Optus CEO Allen Lew on opting out of home broadband plans for mobile
  • Helpmann Awards winners include Saul, Mark Coles Smith and Kate Mulvany
  • Gary Pert quits Collingwood, will CEO of biggest sports club return to media?
  • Box Office: Dunkirk explodes with $6m inc IMAX and 70mm screening dollars
  • Week 30 TV: Monday
    Ninja Warrior drops (just) against MasterChef final, as Endemol Shine wins slot
    MasterChef final drops against Ninja Warrior, but TEN posts best share of 2017
    Seven caught in the crossfire with lowest Monday share since January

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Seven Days

Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi round up the week in media news. The discussion includes Game Of Thrones, Foxtel’s Picnic At Hanging Rock sale, SBS’s midyear showcase, the return of radio hosts after the winter ratings break, BBC’s 13th Time Lord + broadcaster salaries revealed, news readership, and more.

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