Friday November 3 2017
Friday feature: Mediaweek Asia with Peter Olszewski
Week 44 TV: Thursday
Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi travel to Fox Sports Australia HQ to meet this week’s special guest Adam Peacock. Peacock is the host of Fox Sports’ A-League coverage.
Joining James Manning and James Daggar-Nickson on the show:
• Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner
• Seven Chief Revenue Officer Kurt Burnette
• Seven Director of Programming Angus Ross
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
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The channel had its second-best Thursday of the year. The only bigger share came off the back of an AFL Final in the first week of the final series in September.
Home and Away and Seven’s new US drama hit filled the key primetime hours after the Seven News.
Three back-to-back Home and Away episodes did 638,000.
Then episode two of The Good Doctor did a very impressive 950,000 after launching with 1.06m on Tuesday. The episode last night set a new high for the best-performing drama on a Thursday this year. The previous best were episodes of Seven’s Home and Away and ABC’s Newton’s Law, which both did over 700,000 earlier this year.
Getting close to the end of its week, the penultimate A Current Affair episode featured New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern talking exclusively to ACA’s Steve Marshall. The program did 690,000.
An hour of RBT followed on 591,000.
Killer Women With Piers Morgan took precedence over Wolf Creek later in the night. At 8.30pm Women did 361,000 followed by the screening of Stan’s Wolf Creek episode one, which did 206,000. Nine is not offering Wolf Creek on 9Now though, keeping the streaming options for Stan customers only.
The channel had its best share of the week, but of course it was down on the previous record-breaking Thursday. The channel managed to rank #1 25-54 until 10.30pm, with the new Cram! winnings its timeslot 25-54.
Peking Duk were among the guests on The Project with 446,000 watching after 7pm.
The launch episode of the Peter Helliar game show Cram! followed. The intros were very funny but an hour is a big ask. However, the first up audience of 558,000 was competitive with Nine for second place behind Home and Away. Cram! also improved on the 7.30pm numbers Jamie Oliver delivered earlier in the week.
Goggleboxers got to see some new shows this week – cooking show Family Food Fight, quiz show The Wall and Aussie drama Sisters – but they also gave their thoughts on the final episodes of The Block and The Bachelorette. The episode did 618,000, which was well down on last week’s record 954,000.
The UK quiz show Insert Name Here did 318,000 at 8pm.
Week two of The Ex-PM did 365,000 after launching with 454,000 a week ago. The first two episodes of the first series averaged 700,000 two years ago.
No more dramas on Thursday with the channel previewing what its new Comedy channel could be like.
The comedy Bucket with Miriam Margolyes did 247,000.
The second episode of Back then did 213,000 after launching with 256,000 a week ago.
Great British Railroad Journeys was taking viewers on the tracks between Belfast and Dublin with 308,000 watching.
Food Safari Earth has plenty of mouth-watering delights including secrets of a classic falafel after 8pm for the audience of 271,000.
River Cottage Australia screened to 209,000 at 8.30pm.
Two significant AGMs were held on Thursday.
Seven West Media farewelled director Michelle Deaker (see below) and shareholders re-elected Kerry Stokes (92% in favour) and Jeff Kennett (82%).
Executive chairman Kerry Stokes told shareholders “our financial results over the past 12 months have been disappointing”. He added: “But, we are focused on ensuring we are more efficient, reducing costs and driving growth in shareholder value.
“Seven is using its mass audience from its market-leading television platform to drive revenue and new forms of content. Broadcast television will continue to be the cornerstone of our business, but television is changing and we must change to maintain our future profit.”
Stokes then referred to cost-cutting initiatives which CEO Tim Worner later expanded on.
Stokes talked about a “tough and challenging” 12 months and defended the company’s successful legal actions to protect the business in a matter “relating to a former employee”.
Worner said the business aims to remain the most profitable of Australia’s TV broadcasters and the company has earmarked savings of $105m over the next two years. He then outlined a four-point direction for the next 12 months:
“Our new strategy has been set. We are focused on the core, driving better results more cost effectively. At the same time our growth initiatives include:
1) capturing greater share of the total video market
2) growing our digital businesses
3) driving greater returns from our global production business
4) using the enormous reach of our audience to drive growth in new businesses
Another more critical AGM was held by Fairfax Media where shareholders had to vote on the Domain spinoff. It was a near unanimous “yes” with 99.5% in favour of the float. Fairfax Media shareholders will get one Domain share for every 10 Fairfax shares and Fairfax will retain control of 60% of Domain. A Federal Court hearing next week is expected to approve the deal and then shares could commence trading on November 16.
CEO Greg Hywood talked about new digital products coming and confirmed Fairfax would continue publishing its seven-days print products “for years to come”.
With another nod to the future, Hywood also said he was looking forward to this time next year and updating shareholders on what should be a good year for the company.
He reported that between The Age, The SMH and The AFR, there are 236,000 digital subscriptions. Digital subscription revenue was up 21%.
He also noted that Stan, a JV with Nine, now has 800,000+ active subscribers. The performance of the radio division got a mention too with a note its earnings had improved 26%.
“We have taken the hard decisions in the publishing business and it will thrive following the Domain listing.” He said the publishing business now has sustainable business models.
In board votes, Todd Sampson was re-elected and Mickie Rosen (also on the board at LA Times owner Tronc and at Pandora in the US) was elected.
Seven West Media has appointed two new, non-executive and independent directors, Teresa Dyson and Michael Ziegelaar.
Their appointments follow the retirement of Michelle Deaker, who wishes to now concentrate on her successful, fast growing business One Ventures.
Dyson is currently a director of Energy Queensland Ltd, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board and Energy Super, with long experience in strategic decision making and transforming structures of organisations in financial services, infrastructure projects, transport services and energy and resources sectors.
Ziegelaar is a senior partner of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he is Co-Head of Australian Equity Capital Markets and Head Of Clients – Melbourne Corporate.
Quantcast, the world’s largest AI-driven direct audience insights and measurement platform, has announced its new partnership with applied analytics and AI firm, Quantium, with the companies claiming they will bridge the gap between online and offline data.
This partnership is a first for Quantcast in Australia as the company invests in developing partnerships to help brands grow in an AI-era. Quantcast directly measures over 150 million web destinations offering audience insights. However, as digital advertisers and online retailers have leveraged tools such as programmatic advertising to vastly improve efficiencies and effectiveness, traditional offline “bricks and mortar” businesses have struggled to connect their marketing investments to instore sales behaviours.
By combining Quantium’s purchase data and analytics with Quantcast’s AI-driven audience platform, brands will now be able to bridge the gap between online and offline.
Quantcast and Quantium launched the beta tests on October 1, 2017 with the countrywide launch scheduled for February 2018.
Facebook has reported its third quarter 2017 results.
“Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “But none of that matters if our services are used in ways that don’t bring people closer together. We’re serious about preventing abuse on our platforms. We’re investing so much in security that it will impact our profitability. Protecting our community is more important than maximising our profits.”
• Daily active users (DAUs) – DAUs were 1.37 billion on average for September 2017, an increase of 16% year-over-year.
• Monthly active users (MAUs) – MAUs were 2.07 billion as of September 30, 2017, an increase of 16% year-over-year.
• Advertising revenue for three months ending September 30 jumped 49% YOY to $10.14b.
• Mobile advertising revenue – Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 88% of advertising revenue for the third quarter of 2017, up from approximately 84% of advertising revenue in the third quarter of 2016.
• Capital expenditures – Capital expenditures for the third quarter of 2017 were $1.76b.
• Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities – Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $38.29b at the end of the third quarter of 2017.
• Headcount – Headcount was 23,165 as of September 30, 2017, an increase of 47% year-over-year.
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Screenrights has announced another successful year, with distribution of more than $43.1m to more than 3,000 individual members in the 2016/17 financial year.
Other highlights of the year include Screenrights working with Government and stakeholders to amend the Australian Copyright Act to simplify Screenrights educational licence and a major redevelopment of Screenrights’ educational streaming service Enhance TV.
Screenrights CEO Simon Lake said that members registered over 1.46m titles over the course of the year.
“Screenrights collected over $46.1 million from Screenrights’ education licences in Australia and New Zealand, retransmission licences, licences for copying by government, international collections and collections from the new disbursement service,” Lake said.
Seven West Media (WA) has appointed Beau Waters (pictured) as group sales director (WA), joining the WA executive team and reporting to John Driscoll CEO of Seven West Media (WA).
Waters joins SWM with extensive leadership, cultural change, negotiation and commercial decision-making experience gained across the financial, sporting and property sectors.
As an AFL footballer, Waters was appointed as the vice-captain of the West Coast Eagles at the age of 23. On leaving the West Coast Eagles he joined Wesfarmers as a financial analyst working within mergers and acquisitions prior to taking up his current role with Space Realty.
On commencement with SWM, Waters will lead the combined sales teams of all SWM media assets in Western Australia including Seven Perth, The West Australian, The Sunday Times, thewest.com and perthnow, 20 regional mastheads and Redwave Radio, which includes nine regional stations.
As series one of The Grand Tour continues to screen on Seven, Amazon Prime Video has announced the second season will launch on Amazon Prime Video on December 8. The new episodes featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be released weekly, exclusively for Amazon Prime Video members.
Alongside the announcement of the launch date, a new trailer has been released here to provide a first look of what series two has in store. Beginning with a heart-stopping, vertigo-inducing moment, the three presenters are reintroduced to fans as they daringly slide down the side of a snowy mountain while Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” from the 1973 James Bond film of the same name plays out.
The Grand Tour’s new trailer showcases an epic mix of the world’s most incredible cars and other vehicles alongside stunning scenery and a healthy dose of mud, dirt and adrenaline.
For series two, the trio has filmed across five continents, visiting more places than ever before including Croatia, Mozambique, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Colorado and New York with their giant studio tent being given a permanent home in the Cotswolds.
Channel 10’s new US owner is determined to make its commercial rivals toast with secret plans for a big-budget breakfast show hosted by Sunrise star Samantha Armytage, reports News Corp’s Danielle Gusmaroli.
Broadcasting behemoth CBS is firming up the bold scheme, with the program expected to begin airing late next year.
Channel 10 executives have been handed a “massive budget” by their new owner, which swooped on the struggling station in September.
BBC First has announced it will air the new series of Peaky Blinders within a week of its UK screening. The show will premiere on the channel on Sundays at 8.30pm from November 19.
Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen and Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody (The Grand Budapest Hotel) join the star-studded season four cast alongside Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises), Helen McCrory (Skyfall) and Paul Anderson (The Revenant) and Tom Hardy (Taboo).
Work has begun on the site of St Kilda’s infamous Gatwick Hotel, where the next season of The Block will be filmed, after the local council signed off on the plans, reports Domain’s Allison Worrall.
The Block‘s executive producer Julian Cress said a massive amount of work would be carried out over the next couple of months to ensure the building was structurally sound.
According to plans designed by Brenchley Architects, two of the Block apartments will have two bedrooms, while six will have three bedrooms.
Queensland will play host to Channel 7’s Australian Spartan, with two series of the new show set to film in Brisbane next month, reports The Courier-Mail’s Amy Price.
The network has confirmed the obstacle course-based challenge show would be set on a secret location in Brisbane after Confidential tipped last month that Brisbane and the Gold Coast were being considered by network executives.
The show, produced by Matchbox Pictures and Eureka Productions and based on the global fitness phenomenon Spartan Race, is considered Channel 7’s answer to Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior.
SCA has announced Summer Breakfast with Ed Kavalee & Ash London, which will air weekdays on the Hit Network’s 2Day FM, Fox FM, Hit105, Hit107 & Hit92.9 December 11-22, 2017.
Joining Ed & Ash each morning will be comedian, actor, writer & host Ash Williams. Having appeared in US shows Anger Management, The Exes, and You’re The Worst, Williams was also a comedy regular at the world famous Comedy Store in LA. Now back home in Australia, he is ready to join Ed and (the other) Ash on The Hit Network in the lead-up to Christmas.
Summer Breakfast with Ed Kavalee & Ash London will be produced in Melbourne.
Ash London talks to Mediaweek’s Kruti Joshi in the new edition of Mediaweek magazine out today.
ABC Radio Melbourne’s afternoon presenter Clare Bowditch has announced she won’t be returning to the program in 2018. Instead, she plans to shift focus back to her music career.
“I’ve adored spending my afternoons with audiences over these past two years, so it is with whole-hearted gratitude that later this year I’ll be stepping away from hosting Afternoons,” Bowditch said.
“Next year I release my first book and my eighth studio album, both projects that have been waiting in the wings for quite a while. It’s time I give them my full attention in a way that just hasn’t been possible while hosting a daily radio show.”
Bowditch’s last day presenting the afternoon program on ABC Radio Melbourne will be Wednesday November 29.
What to watch on TV next week with critic Andrew Mercado.
Host Luke Jacobz promises in this opening intro that viewers are about to meet the most diverse set of contestants yet … before then introducing five groups of white people. To be fair though, one couple appears to be gay but is referred to as “Fussy Couple” (and maybe there would have been less vitriol about a plebiscite if we were asked to vote on fussy couple marriage instead of same sex). Anyway, the winning couple will get a trip to a Palm Springs mansion “rumoured to be owned by a famous movie star”. But who could that be? Needing to know may stop viewers realising that this is the first TV show inspired by Airbnb. Could Who’s My Uber be next?
The good news is that Billie (Jessica Mauboy) finally meets some indigenous relatives but the bad news is, after just one singalong, she leaves her mob behind to rush away as she heads back to her white fella father’s family. So, after last year’s convoluted “is she or isn’t she” DNA result swapping, apparently Billie is now a fair dinkum Norton based on a baby photo. There is magic in this series whenever Jess Mauboy sings, but as soon as the music stops, what’s left is ridiculous coincidences and unbelievable characters. You know you’re in trouble whenever the musical sequences are the least cheesy thing in the show, but at least another soundtrack album should hit stores for Christmas so wait for that instead.
Cinema patrons exiting the surprise hit comedy movie Ali’s Wedding all commented about how much they enjoyed learning about a lifestyle they knew very little about. So this three-part series should prove to be just as informative, particularly after unprecedented access filming inside a suburban Brisbane mosque for a year. Instead of lurid tabloid headlines, we can now focus about who loves cricket the most, the bikie who has turned his life around by converting to the religion and what’s it like being smack bang in the middle of rising Islamophobia.
The quarterly Womankind magazine is one of the few ad-free women’s magazines currently on stands in Australia.
Womankind is published by Poet Press and editor Antonia Case told Mediaweek it is funded by sales of Poet’s organic tea as well as by copy sales and subscriptions.
“Have we ever thought about including advertising? Of course. You can make very good money from that. A lot of advertisers have approached us. They are interested in being associated with the brand of Womankind. Our audience is quite educated and well travelled. They care about the environment and the world as well.”
Having advertising on the pages of Womankind “would make life easier from a business sense”, Case admitted. However, not having ads makes the team work harder to deliver a quality product that the readers enjoy and keep.
“Because we are only funded through sales, the publication has to be beautiful, poignant and relevant,” she said.
With readership numbers declining for many print products in Australia, the outlook for the industry is full of doom and gloom. However, in such an environment, Womankind will be entering another international market next month. The magazine will be distributed in Korea and will be translated into the local language to cater to the market’s demand. Womankind is currently distributed in 26 countries around the world including Australia, UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. It has a global readership of more than 50,000, Case revealed.
She said: “We have been hearing about the doom and gloom of the print industry since we started , but we haven’t seen that at all. Potentially what we are seeing is the death of novels and fiction. People don’t have enough time to read long books.
“We are attracting people who have moved from reading long journals and books to reading more succinct stories that are well researched on things that they are interested in such as politics or environment.”
Case is more than happy for Womankind to be classified as a niche title. According to her, this is what has helped the brand build a loyal community of consumers. “These are the readers that weren’t catered for elsewhere in the magazine world.”
Tom Armstrong, who suddenly exited Fairfax Media in April after almost four years leading the metro commercial team, has resurfaced as the newly installed vice president of advertising, Asia Pacific for The New York Times. The New York Times also announced that it will open a new Singapore sales office, where Armstrong will be based. The publisher said, “Both announcements build upon The Times’s recent expansion of its advertising and marketing solutions business in Asia, including the June opening of its Tokyo sales office, the expansion of T Brand Studio to Hong Kong in May and the hiring of two programmatic advertising directors in London and Singapore in August.”
Singapore-headquartered Indochine Media Ventures took over the licence of Esquire Singapore from Mongoose Publishing on Wednesday this week. Mongoose launched Esquire Singapore in August 2012 and during that time it was the most awarded magazine brand in Singapore, winning a swag of awards including 42 Media Publishers Association of Singapore Awards between 2012 to 2017 in multiple categories. Indochine Media Ventures was founded in 2010 in Singapore and has regional offices in Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Its luxury publications include the monthly magazine Robb Report and the biannual coffee table-book Luxury Guide.
Hong Kong ad-spend saw third quarter 6% YOY growth, according to admanGo, an advertising monitoring service. This follows second quarter growth of also 6%, which was a rebound from zero in the first quarter. Hong Kong media share for the third quarter was TV at 33%, free newspapers 15%, outdoor 14%, paid newspapers 12%, desktop 10%, mobile 8%, magazines 5% and radio 4%. The ad-spend in free-to-air TV has been growing this year, with a 25% third-quarter rise. This increase was boosted by industry newcomers such as ViuTV and Fantastic TV which launched in the second quarter.
Sportsfix – a new OTT subscription streaming service owned by SF Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Total Sports Asia (TSA) – has appointed Carl Kirchhoff as its CEO. Kirchhoff was the co-founder of EverSport, the online streaming company sold earlier this year, and TSA bills itself as “Asia’s global leader in sports content”. Sportsfix launched in Malaysia in July this year as a web-based platform, and Kirchhoff worked as a consultant to help build the platform. His appointment coincides with the launch of Sportsfix’s paid service this month. Sportsfix also plans to launch in Indonesia and Thailand early in 2018, and negotiations are under way. In August, Sportsfix announced funding from the Australian investment group, IPO Wealth.
Vietnam-based, English-language news and lifestyle platform Saigoneer’s latest seed-funding round raised investment funds from early-stage venture capital firm 500 Startups and FPT Ventures-backed VIISA accelerator. Investment amounts were not disclosed, but funds will be used to expand in Vietnam to Hanoi and to other Southeast Asian cities, to provide multiple language options, and to provide more in-depth content. The plan is to create a regional content network, focusing on serving hyperlocal digital content in Southeast Asia.
The Vietnamese version of Shark Tank, a reality television program for startups, launches nationally on November 4 on VTV3 Vietnam Television and will be aired every Saturday until February 17 next year. Startups will show their projects to a board of investors composed of leaders from several big companies operating in Vietnam. Startups will try to convince the investors to offer them funds. Vietnam is the 41st country to import the reality show format, which started in Japan in 2001.
ShareInvestor, a finance-focused media and technology subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, this week launched its new portal, Investor-One, in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the SGX’s creation of the Catalist board. Among the site’s many features, its editorial will run exclusive Investor-One interviews, aggregated material from SPH publications and platforms, and market updates.
It will also give a countdown for companies going for IPO listing, and also lists recent IPOs and their market performance.
• The Cambodia Daily, which recently shut down due to an A$7 million-plus tax bill, has relaunched as “a digital-only, non-commercial publication based off shore”.
• Beijing-based e-retailer JD.com has launched a dedicated online channel for Chinese real estate businesses, about two months after Alibaba – which owns the South China Morning Post – entered the online housing market.
• AXN’s Asia’s Got Talent season 2 premiere topped ratings on all regional pay-TV channels in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.
• Philippines’ ABS-CBN has secured a volume deal with Chinese-owned-and-headquartered African broadcaster StarTimes to air a number of its top-rating dramas throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Astro grabbed the Digital Transformer in Malaysia award at the International Data Corporation’s inaugural Digital Transformation Awards, which recognise outstanding organisations that make critical breakthroughs in digital transformation in the Asia Pacific region. Astro’s group CEO Dato Rohana Rozhan said, “Today, Astro operates over 40 digital brands across websites and apps, reaching almost 7 million unique visitors per month.”
• After 20 years in operation, Singapore Press Holdings news and lifestyle aggregator AsiaOne is tipped to shut down, possibly this month, according to Yahoo News Singapore.
• Sony Pictures Television-owned AXN hit series Asia’s Got Talent season 2 has partnered regionally with cloud platform GoDaddy to build sponsorships in Asian markets. The partnership will also feature popular acts from the series in GoDaddy’s digital campaign, “Bring your talent online.”
• Japanese public broadcaster NHK told delegates at MIPCOM that it promises to deliver the world’s first 8K channel in December 2018. Meanwhile, three South Korean broadcasters – Korean Broadcasting System, Seoul Broadcasting System and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation – have launched a terrestrial broadcast network to enable 4K/UHD transmission.
• Viacom is launching a new Nickelodeon linear channel via OTT and mobile platforms in Japan due to the success of MTV-branded OTT channels in the country.
When Carmen Roberts signed on at the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 1984, she opted for a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting) degree and backed this up with a Bachelor of Arts (double major in journalism) degree.
So, why two degrees? “I always thought I’d become an accountant,” she told Mediaweek, “And I did an arts degree as well, just for fun.
“At the end of my four years at university, I found I enjoyed journalism far more than accounting and besides, no one would give me a job in an accountancy firm. But I did manage to get freelance work at a TV station. And the rest is history.”
Roberts’ BBC bio details her successful career succinctly: “Carmen Roberts is a travel writer and television presenter, predominantly for The Travel Show and previously for the BBC’s Fast Track program, broadcast on BBC World News. She has travelled extensively with the show and has filmed in more than 70 countries around the world.”
Now for a little more detail: Roberts was born in Singapore, with a Singaporean Chinese mother, a New Zealand dad and Scottish grandparents. She moved to Australia aged five, grew up on the Gold Coast, went to uni in Brisbane and worked in TV in Queensland before relocating to London in 2000.
She began her media career in 1997 as a reporter with Prime News on the Gold Coast, then as a reporter with Seven Nightly News on the Sunshine Coast. She did a six-month stint with DMG Radio in Townsville, and signed on in 1998 as reporter with WIN TV News in Townsville.
“I did my time in North Queensland – two years – and I was ready for a change,” she said. “A friend of mine was going backpacking around Europe and then spending a few weeks in London and on a whim I decided to join her.
“After a month travelling around, I’d maxed out my credit card. I landed in London in a mild state of panic and started making phone calls to all the media outlets. I guess I got lucky and found myself a job at APTN (Associated Press Television News) in my first week.”
She stayed in London almost 12 years and moved from reporting to producing in her first job.
“It was just the way things panned out,” she said. “At APTN they really don’t have reporters because it’s an agency, as opposed to a TV station.”
After a year at APTN, she moved to London News Network and then in October 2002 signed on as a producer with CNN before joining the BBC in 2003.
“I mainly worked on the morning business programs at CNN, so it was a lot of overnight shift work,” she said. “When 9/11 happened, CNN scaled back its business shows and replaced them with more rolling news programs.
“And as it turned out, because of 9/11, the BBC was hiring more producers.”
She’s been with the BBC ever since and says, “The BBC is very good at nurturing its staff. There are fantastic resources like Elstree Studios for training as well a BBC Academy that offers hundreds of training courses.”
Continued at mediaweek.com.au.
Photo: BBC’s Tokyo-based Carmen Roberts
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