Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday May 19 2017

  • APN Outdoor and oOh!media scrap planned merger after ACCC competition concerns
  • Fairfax Media bidders examined and what happens next in ownership tussle
    Brian Powers returns in the form of a white knight for his old mate Nick Falloon
    Two of the world’s best-regarded private equity firms going head-to-head
    TPG Capital today expected to promise editorial independence at Fairfax
  • Optus profit down, but CEO Allen Lew backs English Premier League spend
  • How SBS will miss out on $27 million in potential advertising revenue
  • Former Nine and Seven TV producer linked to $5 million extortion attempt
  • “Shock TV confessions” coming on Seven’s Sunday Night from Bogota
  • Nine Entertainment Co hires Grant Bingham to lead programmatic sales
  • Fox News founder Roger Ailes who stepped down after scandal dies aged 77
  • Radio: Weekend party – smoothfm’s fifth birthday with a song from Rick Price
  • Motor mayhem as Kyle and Jackie O give away new Hyundai to every caller
  • Merrick Watts has announced he will be quitting Triple M at end of 2017
  • Laurel Edwards celebrates 25 years of breakfast radio at Brisbane’s 4KQ
  • The Bachelorette returns to TV next week, but it’s not the Aussie series
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek Asia with Peter Olszewski
    The Aussie-owned mini media empire on Thailand’s resort island Phuket
    Plus Media Prima, iflix Samsung deal, Hong Kong’s TVB, Rice news portal
    Tencent, HOOQ, Disney, SPH, The Voice Asia, ASTRO, Mediacorp, ABS-CBN
  • Week 20 TV: Thursday
    Nine wins with live NRL plus strong News and ACA numbers
    TEN proves you can still draw a Thursday crowd: MasterChef 900,000+

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Nickelodeon shoots auditions for its annual Slime Cup’s second series
  • New GM of Nickelodeon ANZ Ben Cox on growing the brand with live events and digital
  • What’s so unique about perennial ratings winner Seven News Adelaide?
  • KEO Films CEO Brendan Dahill on new War On Waste series + future of Struggle Street
  • Nova’s Tony Thomas on attracting a new sponsor for Red Room Global Tour USA 2017
  • Canberra’s hit 104.7 breakfast host Ryan Jon in viral video spotlight
  • What’s the buzz with controversial NRL columnist Phil Rothfield?
  • Twitter Australia MD Suzy Nicoletti discusses sharing live content
  • Spectator at Pandora/UMA’s Sunset Sessions, Nova’ Red Room with Snakehips, Fox Sports’ Queensland broadcast, the Siren Awards

New magazines this week