Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday May 8 2017

  • TPG Capital pitches proposal to buy Domain, The SMH, The Age & The AFR
    Fairfax board holds Sunday meeting to consider + what TPG doesn’t want
  • Media law reform going back to parliament with package of proposals:
    Licence fees out, Spectrum fee in, gambling ads cut, reach & ownership repeal
    Anti-siphoning minor changes, content review ordered, $40m sports funding
  • Accenture expanding offering, acquires award-winning creative agency The Monkeys
  • Dealmaker Amanda Laing quits Nine Ent Co 18 months after promotion to MD
  • Darren Anderson appointed chief revenue officer of Fairfax JV Drive Network
  • Big-name brands continue multimillion-dollar advertising boycott of ­YouTube
  • Launching this week: Will Thred app be the next big thing in social media?
  • Marco Pierre White has revealed a bitter rift with MasterChef’s Matt Preston
  • Michael Idato on prodigious talents of Eurovision singer Isaiah, but bookies turn
  • Kyle Sandilands to be narrator on Nine Go!’s reality series Meet The Hockers
  • Sports: Crocmedia’s AFL Nation Countdown, Brett Kimmorley joins Seven News
  • ARIA Charts: Ed Sheeran loses charts leadership to Bliss N Eso and DJ Khaled
  • Plus: Remembering entertainer Val Jellay, Natasha Exelby departs the ABC
    American Idol to return – this time on ABC, Netflix orders more 13 Reasons Why
    Xenophon wants online ad market inquiry, Mary Kostakidis wants fewer SBS ads
    Tennis Aust & Harold Mitchell, TV Week partners in Love Your Sister fundraiser
  • Week 19 TV: Sunday
    Nine keeps top spot – narrow primary win with The Voice, 60 Min & News
    Seven and Nine share combined leadership with 28.9% share each
    MasterChef helps TEN to second-best Sunday share of survey year
    A-League Grand Final on Viceland gives SBS best total share since Feb 4

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.

Listen online here.