Mediaweek Morning Report

Thursday July 20 2017

  • Discovery Communications is in talks to merge with Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Facebook in talks with news publishers about how it can support subscriptions
  • Outdoor: QMS expands digital portfolio across Sydney, switches on The Lakes
  • JCDecaux appoints Essie Wake chief marketing officer as digital footprint grows
  • Fox announces The Walking Dead S8 to premiere internationally October 23
  • Request for details about $30m broadcast funding for women’s and niche sports
  • News readership: The Australian and The AFR build audience in latest emma data
    12.9m (70% of consumers) read news media on digital devices in May 2017
  • The AFR’s Aaron Patrick writing an unauthorised biography of James Packer
  • Ita Buttrose peacemaker after Studio 10 co-host calls colleague a “smartarse”
  • Sky News host Peter van Onselen sends legal letter to Mark Latham
  • TV Audience Demand Charts: No surprises as Game Of Thrones on top
  • BBC: Aust & NZ contribute increased profit to BBC Worldwide 2016/17 results
    BBC: No BBC broadcaster paid as much as Kyle and Jackie O or Alan Jones
  • Week 29 TV: Wednesday
    Nine still wins without Ninja Warrior, but only just ahead of Seven
    MasterChef close to best this season, #1 after 7pm, #1 25-54
    Utopia returns a timeslot winner with biggest season launch

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Mediaweek TV Podcast

Andrew Mercado and James Manning return to talk TV. Subjects this week include Australian Ninja Warrior, return of Game of Thrones, Yummy Mummies, Joanna Lumley’s India, Common Sense, The Handmaid’s Tale, Studio 10, Taboo, Friends From College and much more including a newspaper TV column Andrew didn’t appreciate!

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Seven Days

Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi are joined by news.com.au’s Melissa Hoyer in this episode of Seven Days. They talk about 2017’s fourth radio survey, Studio 10‘s extra hour, Nine’s big week of Origin and Ninja Warrior, The Block and Australian Survivor’s head-to-head premiere night and more.

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