Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday May 5 2017

  • APN News & Media rebrands as HT&E to reflect changing portfolio
    Behind the rebrand with CEO Ciaran Davis + HT&E’s busy year ahead
  • ACCC says APNO/oOh!media merger could lessen OOH competition
  • Double-digit growth again for out-of-home in April – up 11% YOY to $60.8m
  • Fairfax’s Greg Hywood says job cuts last stage of a major restructure
  • Ten Network investors appoint debt restructuring specialists Fort Street
  • Full details of Sky News’ live multichannel coverage of Budget 2017
  • Hit Network’s Hamish and Andy successfully crowd surf for two hours
  • One of the greats: Nine’s Wide World Of Sports signs Ray Warren for five more years
    Wide World of Sports’ new deals with David Middleton and The Mole
  • ABC wants reporter and producer for weather stories in regional Australia
  • Freeview FV mobile app has won the International Grand Prix Award
  • Government increases community radio funding by $6.1m over two years
  • HBO exploring possible spinoffs for its biggest-ever series Game of Thrones
  • Aussie creators behind popular mobile app produce spinoff YouTube Original
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek Asia with Peter Olszewski
    Profile: Fairfax Media’s Bangkok-based Lindsay Murdoch embraces digital
    Plus Okto, Post Publishing rebrand, Paktor/17 Media merger, Netflix growth
    eGG Network, Endemol Shine in Korea, Astro & Turner, Discovery AsiaPac
  • Week 18 TV: Thursday
    MasterChef double cooks TEN primary channel win and best 2017 share
    Seven claims combined channel share win, Nine #1 along east coast

New magazines this week

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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