Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday July 31 2017

  • Radio Alive: Commercial radio industry has unveiled a new brand positioning
  • Network Ten to get 55 broadcast games: Big Bash League’s epic summer of cricket revealed
  • Media leaders unload on ABC and SBS becoming commercial competitors:
    Michael Miller: “It is a real issue”, Greg Hywood: “Govt needs to pull the reins, hard”
  • Network Ten sale: CBS exec arrives, Lone Star Funds identified as potential bidder
  • Danny Bass appoints Fiona Johnston as chief executive of Mediabrand’s UM
  • Fiveaa’s week of breakfast guest co-hosts with SA Premier, Penbo on paternity leave
  • Graeme Blundell on SBS streaming: If you can’t afford Foxtel, the price is right
  • Children’s TV: Report that FTA still wants content, they just don’t want to pay for it
  • Seven reveals broadcast team for Rugby League World Cup 2017 starting Oct 27
    Allstar team includes Jim Wilson, Mel McLaughlin, Andrew Moore & Dan Ginnane
  • Digital sports media hub planned as part of $300 million revamp of Etihad Stadium
  • Sports: Footy Show contracts revealed, CrownBet AFL stream stopped pending review
  • US profits: New York Times reports strong quarter, Twitter active users unchanged
  • ARIA Charts: Linkin Park and Lana Del Rey make waves, “Despacito” still #1 single
  • Week 31 TV: Sunday
    Doco + movie: Seven ends Nine’s six-week Sunday winning streak
    Sunday Night’s Diana, Our Mother special edition dominates with 1.33m
    The Block’s 1.11m launch keeps Nine competitive in east coast capitals
    Australian Survivor launches under 650,000, TEN’s Sunday share lower

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Diana Chan wins MasterChef, TEN scores too
  • Michael Gudinski on Mushroom Group’s new creative agency
  • Inside Nielsen and IAB’s daily Digital Content Ratings
  • Karl Stefanovic talks Nine’s new primetime show, Lisa60 Minutes and more
  • Macquarie Media’s Talking Lifestyle rebrand works for clients, builds audiences
  • How nextmedia’s Inside Sport helps readers discover more sports
  • Outdoor July: Medical Media, QMS Sport, APN, OMA, Seedooh
  • Spectator special: Australian Ninja Warrior finale

New magazines this week