Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday July 3 2017

  • Fairfax confirms negotiations with potential new owners TPG, H&F have ceased
    No formal bids lodged from either suitor by last week’s Friday deadline
    Trading update from Fairfax indicates Domain up, other divisions all down YOY
  • CBA appoints Ten receiver as Gordon, Murdoch and Packer guarantee extra funds
    Report indicates CBS was ready to take equity stake in TEN before administration
  • The Voice 2017 winner is here: 20-year-old Queenslander Judah Kelly
  • All-star Sunday tribute to John Clarke in Melbourne with Geoffrey Rush and others
  • Andrew Denton confirms TV comeback, working with former EP Jon Casimir
  • TV: Katy Perry almost live on The Voice & Sunrise, Michael Idato on Doctor Who
  • Publicis Groupe launches PR arm in Aussie market with Herd Agency acquisition
  • SCA’s Chris Derrick elected as co-chair of IAB Australia Audio Council
  • Acclaimed author Rachel Botsman headlining rebranded NewsMediaWorks summit
  • Fairfax’s Bernard Zuel & News Corp’s Barry Toohey farewell their readers
  • Rove and Sam’s Hit show canned as the former Bachelorette leaves SCA family
  • Kyle Sandilands reveals salary ballpark after on-air grilling from Ben Fordham
  • Amber Harrison reports “way off the mark”, case returning to court next week
  • New prices come to Stan days after Netflix cops grief for price bump
  • Trent Dalton profiles Ray Warren in The Weekend Australian Magazine
  • Sports: Tour de France fans miss Phil Liggett, New cricket media deal delayed
  • UK cricket media rights announced: groundbreaking deals with Sky Sports and BBC
  • ARIA Charts: No diversity at top of singles chart, Ed back to #1 albums as Lorde slips
  • Week 27 TV: Sunday
    Another season of The Voice ends with Judah Kelly & Nine winners
    All segments of long Voice GF crack 1m and lead the night in key demos
    Seven’s House Rules still manages 1m up against The Voice Grand Final
    Plus: TEN’s MasterChef lands in Japan, Doctor Who series final results

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Michael Portillo on his successful Great Railway Journeys series
  • Bangkok’s Capital TV co-founder Raine Grady’s 20-year career
  • Editor Alex Lavelle on how The Age maintains quality with fewer staff
  • News Prestige Network launches for advertisers to tap the affluent market
  • Inside’s relaunch with Nine’s Head of News Digital Josie MacRae
  • Paul Ryan’s 57 Films talks opening up China with chefs, AFL and soccer
  • Fox Sports’ all-rounder Jessica Yates covering motorsports and NRL
  • Spectator at 96FM’s Million Dollar Kick, Jo & Lehmo mark 300 shows for Gold 104.3, Crocmedia’s new fishing show, media people raising awareness for Red Nose Day

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