Mediaweek Morning Report

Tuesday August 1 2017

  • AAP adds its voice to media companies condemning Aussie public broadcasters
    SBS chief Ebeid: “With 10% of budget of Nine & Seven, how could we outbid them?”
  • Adshel appoints Steve Geelan head of platform sales to develop automation
  • Remembering broadcaster Les Murray who has died at 71 after long illness
    Football world pays tribute, including messages from Craig Foster & Martin Tyler
    Michael Ebeid: “Sad day for SBS, sports broadcasting and the football community”
  • Stan reveals new commission: John & Dan Edwards making Romper Stomper series
    Plus new NBCU deal secures new Will & Grace, SPT to deliver Electric Dreams
  • All 26 James Bond films coming to Foxtel on dedicated pop-up channel
  • ABC Commercial sells Ronny Chieng: International Student to the BBC
  • New podcasts on SCA’s PodcastOne: Aussies in Hollywood + We Paid To See This
  • Box Office: Planet Of The Apes narrowly outperforms Dunkirk’s second weekend
  • Week 31 TV: Monday
    This Time Next Year was worth the wait: 1.28m on debut
    Karl leads Nine primetime charge with some help from Scotty
    Bourne and Billy not enough to keep Seven on the radar

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TV Podcast with Mercado & Manning

This TV podcast sees Andrew Mercado and James Manning discussing the ratings for the season final of Australian Ninja Warrior and talking about when we will likely see it next. Other shows under the microscope this week include The Block, Australian Survivor, MasterChef, The Bachelor, This Time Next Year, True Story, Kath & Kim, The Good Fight, Britain’s Got Talent, Home and Away, The AFL Footy Show and Game Of Thrones.

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Seven Days

Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi are on location in Melbourne at The Block site in Elsternwick with Nine program director’s Hamish Turner (pictured). Discussion includes Fox Sports News’ new schedule, Eddie McGuire‘s return to the Footy Show, Karl Stefanovic‘s new show, Nine’s The Block launch and much more.

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The Block co-creator Julian Cress

Julian Cress, the co-creator of Nine’s longest running reality show The Block, talks about its origination and the $10m phone call to director of television Michael Healy.

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