Mediaweek Morning Report

Wednesday May 3 2017

  • Fairfax Media’s Sean Aylmer outlines plan to cut newsroom staff by 125
  • NZ Commerce Commission rejects merger plan for Fairfax and NZME
  • Twitter partners with BuzzFeed, Bloomberg & Live Nation in new content deals
  • Nine’s Hugh Marks on competition and sports: “We can afford cricket”
  • Southern Cross Austereo & OVO Mobile offer data-free Hit Network & Triple M
  • Fairfax Media’s Michael Lallo on speculation about future of TEN’s news
  • APEX’s Pippa Leary joins Nine in new role to lead digital sales team
  • Friday on their mind: Playmaker starts production on The Easybeats
  • Omnicom’s Annalect appoints four new executives for Australian market
  • Casey Donovan joins Status Quo as face & voice of new Coles campaign
  • Bauer Media revamps Bravest Kids Awards across its major brands
  • Sports: A-League’s TV dollars, Aussies on Twitter, Ray Hadley to quit Nine?
  • Plus: HMMG signs Daily Tele’s Elle Halliwell, Bert Newton home from hospital
  • Week 18 TV: Tuesday
    Nine keeps control with The Voice solid over 1m as Love Child returns

    Rollercoaster ride for House Rules continues as double episode lifts
    MasterChef again makes TEN competitive and NCIS audience climbs

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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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