Mediaweek Morning Report

Thursday June 1 2017

  • Media moguls flood Canberra to support Government’s media reform package
  • Media executives warn of threats to jobs if media law reform fails
  • News Corp relaunches flagship community weekly Wentworth Courier
  • Hellman & Friedman hires investment banks to fund its $2.8b Fairfax bid
  • Production begins on second season of TEN’s drama The Wrong Girl
  • SLR Productions’ Lexi & Lottie picked up by Penguin Random House
  • Business of Media Summit attracts global leaders for second year
  • APRA & AMCOS boards announce CEO Brett Cottle to quit in 12 months
  • now live: Mobile and social media-led platform for Gen Z
  • 13 Reasons Why still #1 on digital originals charts in Australia and NZ
  • ABC Grandstand to cover ICC Champions Trophy 2017 starting today
  • Week 22 TV: Wednesday
    Nine’s WWOS and NSW big winners in 2017 State of Origin 1
    Sydney and Brisbane shares over 45% with 3.52m national crowd

New magazines this week

Seven Days

SBS’s Marc Fennell joins James Manning and Kruti Joshi at the Mediaweek HQ in this weekly episode of the Seven Days podcast. Topics discussed include the Senate Estimates hearing, the latest on Fairfax, Rebel Wilson v Bauer, plus Fennell reveals a top-secret project involving Tom Cruise and talks about his resignation from triple j and involvement co-curating Junkee Media’s film festival.

Listen online here.

Tech with Trevor Long & Stephen Fenech

Mediaweek this week celebrates 300 episodes of the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast hosted by Trevor Long and Stephen Fenech. The two tech gurus originally came together on a Mediaweek tech podcast seven years ago. Since then they have podcasted as Two Blokes from all around the world. They still have their own podcasts each week too.

Listen online here.

Mediaweek TV

It has been Twin Peaks time around the globe and Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado spend the first part of the new TV podcast discussing David Lynch’s return to the cult series. They also discuss changes to Foxtel Play’s packages, American Gods, War On Waste, Hamish & Andy’s True Stories plus NSW’s hippest regional cinema – South West Roxy.

Listen online here.