Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday June 16 2017

  • Tony Boyd says Ten Network turnaround needs to cut “bloated cost base”
  • US television studio CBS claims it was ready to help Ten cut contract costs
  • Rita Panahi on TEN: “Tired US imports, tacky reality and left-wing programs”
  • Ten sports: “Rivals likely to circle like sharks for content and sporting rights”


  • Twitter’s biggest visual revamp in years – less clutter and easier browsing
  • Executives join Nova competition winners at Miley Cyrus NY Red Room gig
    Denis Handlin and Mark Fennessy join Tony Thomas and Paul Jackson
  • ABS reports online content lifts Film, TV and Digital Games revenue
    Report finds news content cheapest: $11,900 per hour v drama at $645,700
  • One Nation in negotiations for what it would take to vote for media reform
  • Magna forecasting Australian ad revenue $16b+ in 2017, digital growth slowing
  • SMI reports May 2016 government ad spend distorting YOY ad comparisons
  • Isentia commences legal proceedings in Federal Court against Meltwater
  • Spotify reports global revenue up 52% YOY, but losses grow to US$600m
  • Rebel Wilson could potentially be paid out millions after jury sided with her
  • NRL Footy Show star to continue defamation case against Fairfax Media
  • Australian ABC journalist Adam Harvey struck by a bullet in the neck
  • Colleague Tony Wright pays tribute to Michael Gordon who leaves Fairfax
  • Alan Jones off air at 2GB/4BC are suffering yet another health setback
  • Week 24 TV: Thursday
    Thursday night AFL pushes Seven across the line
    TEN’s MasterChef wins slot as TEN wins demos
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek Asia by Peter Olszewski
    New York Times launches in Hong Kong, CNN boosts its Asian sales team
    Astro Malaysia in JV with Karangkraf Media, The Straits Times launches e-zines
    Profile: Raine Grady’s Bangkok-based Capital Television Group
Mediaweek TV

Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado talk TV in the Mediaweek TV Podcast. James is reporting from Manchester in the UK and Andrew is in South West Rocks NSW after a busy long weekend at the South West Roxy cinema.

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Seven Days

Mediaweek editor James Manning joins deputy editor Kruti Joshi from the UK in this episode of Seven Days. The pair talk Foxtel Now, Nova’s Podquest winner plus Red Room Global Tour, House Rules season 6 and its international commission, and more.

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BBC's Jamie Angus

The deputy director of BBC World Service Group and editorial director of BBC Global News Jamie Angus joins Kruti Joshi at Mediaweek HQ in Potts Point.

Angus explains the public broadcaster’s commercial operations and discusses the 2017 UK general elections.

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