Mediaweek Morning Report

Tuesday May 23 2017

  • HT&E and Seven deny media report they are in discussions about radio sale
  • AFR: How Aust’s Future Fund could soon be a part owner of Fairfax Media
  • Rising prices: Morgan Stanley upgrades Fairfax from $1.20 a share to $1.50
  • John Durie: Fairfax’s Antony Catalano has broken every good governance rule
  • STW Group planning to bring a range of new WPP businesses to Australia
  • Online news audience in April 13.2m: #1 as The Guardian goes top 5
  • Sky News Live teams Alan Jones with Peta Credlin as Richo moves to Wednesdays
  • Live football on ABC2 tomorrow: Liverpool v Sydney FC at Sydney Olympic Stadium
  • Box office: King Arthur manages to behead Alien: Covenant as 2017 sales reach $500m
  • Rebel Wilson v Bauer: Actress weeps in court with claim career in tatters
  • Screentime starts filming on season two of Seven’s The Secret Daughter
  • KIIS FM’s Spice Girl three-way exclusive: Kyle – “My favourite interview ever”
  • Twin Peaks reviews – David Knox: Baffling dazzling trippy, Wenlei Ma: Mind-f**k TV
  • Plus: Remembering NME’s Andrew Tyler from rock music’s “golden age”
  • Week 21 TV: Monday
    Nine #1 but has razor-thin margin lead over Seven
    House Rules outrates The Voice and MasterChef
    Have You Been Paying Attention? back above 850,000

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Seven Days

Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi discuss this week’s media headlines, including the Fairfax bidding war, Nova’s Red Room Global Tour, the Cassie Sainsbury story and the TV brawl for rights, Ten’s new commercial boss and more.

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