Mediaweek Morning Report

Tuesday May 2 2017

  • News Corp consolidation: Sky News taking control of Fox Sports News brand
  • News Corp reveals Young Lions finalists: Four of five in media from UM Sydney
  • Richard Herring appointed chairman of OzTAM, replacing Michael Anderson
  • e-Safety Commissioner intervenes after Facebook’s ad sales tactics revealed
  • 21st Century Fox and Blackstone Group could make an offer for Tribune Media
  • Nova Entertainment appoints Jodie Williams music director for Nova Sydney
  • Deputy editor of an influential site has been outed for posting racial slurs
  • Eden Gaha quits as unscripted president of Endemol Shine North America
  • Australian Int Documentary Conference programmer Alice Burgin promoted
  • SBS kicks off Eurovision celebrations with launch of SBS Eurovision Radio
  • Matt Preston reveals when he almost walked away from TEN’s MasterChef
  • Netflix has added more warnings for viewers of hit series 13 Reasons Why
  • The Biggest Loser: Transformed winner gets $100,000 prize on Studio 10
  • Ryan Seacrest quits Hollywood for Live with Kelly and Ryan on ABC in NY
    Seacrest moving radio to NY as NBC reveals daytime slot for other Kelly
  • Nielsen Social Content Ratings: Nine News and Anzac Day AFL hottest topics
  • Box Office: Guardians Of The Galaxy opens with $8.61m on 705 screens
  • Plus: Viceland to screen Samantha Bee special, A League TV bonus details
  • Week 18 TV: Monday 
    Nine regains momentum after Seven’s big Sunday: The Voice #1 at 7.30pm
    TEN records equal best Monday share as MasterChef launches with 1.06m
    Audience plunges for episode two of House Rules: 1m becomes 606,000

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Vogue Living's Neale Whitaker

Mediaweek’s Kruti Joshi pays a visit to the News Corp offices to talk Vogue Living’s 50th anniversary with editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker. The pair also discuss the upcoming season of The Block, new Foxtel series Love It or Leave It. Whitaker talks about his former life as a publicist and how his former boss, British PR guru Lynne Franks, was the inspiration behind the character of Eddy in BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous.

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