Mediaweek Morning Report

Wednesday April 5 2017

  • Junkee upfront: Launches Punkee for Gen Z plus politics, music & video sections
  • Nine’s Michael Stephenson on Married demographics: “Never seen anything like it”
  • Former Telstra director launches bid to buy Virgin Mobile business from Optus
  • News Corp retirement: Geoff Booth and other company veterans departing
  • Former Republican senator joins Murdochs on the board on News Corp
  • Katrina Strickland appointed to replace Amelia Lester as Good Weekend editor
  • Network Ten says George Calombaris accounting fail will not damage MasterChef
  • Married At First Sight and AFL hold top spots on Nielsen Social Content Ratings
  • OMA reports out-of-home revenue sector up 3% YOY in March, first quarter lifts 6%
  • Former West Australian television reporter linked to new role at Seven West Media
  • 2GB and Sky News broadcaster Alan Jones defends TV colleague Mark Latham
  • Magazine secures its future by raising over $1m in crowdfunding campaign
  • Growing US social media marketer invests with influencers on FB and Instagram
  • Amber Harrison files: Nick Tabakoff investigates, Tim Worner ‘s Swans board position
  • Can Seven find an audience for Aussie version of kids talent show Little Big Shots?

Tuesday TV:

  • Seven’s My Kitchen Rules gets clear run with Married gone for 2017
  • Seven wins all markets with MKR only non-news show over 800,000
  • UK stars of Travel Guides no match for Nine’s local heroes
  • Stargazing Live helps ABC record its best 2017 Tuesday survey share
  • Breakfast travels: Sunrise in San Francisco a hit as Natalie Barr returns home

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