Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday July 21 2017

  • Amazon Prime signs deal with FremantleMedia to screen Foxtel’s Picnic in US
  • FTA TV bosses again call for end to their obligation to make children’s content
  • ABC’s top 20 paid more than $225,000 – some getting up to $450,000
  • Hugh Marks tells SBS to stop chasing ratings & outbidding Nine for series
  • The Chaser aims high as they join forces with Brad March to secure next radio gig
  • TV drama: Sam Newman surly and almost non-responsive on Nine’s AFL Footy Show
  • SBS execs + cast and crew attend Sunshine World Premiere screening
  • Michael Cassel Group appoints theatrical veteran James Thane executive counsellor
  • Lachlan and James Murdoch warn delays to Sky deal could harm UK image
  • comScore appoints three new members to Sydney-based sales team
  • GoT fail: “Foxtel’s engineers should have forecast unprecedented demand”
  • Siobhan Duck on Offspring: “Never returned to form since death of Patrick”
  • Ryan Seacrest returning to franchise that made him a star: American Idol
  • Mark McEntee getting his band back together: Divinyls at Perth Fashion Fest
  • Aussie businessman who could be one of the winners at Le Tour de France
  • Andrew Mercado’s TV Guide: Bachelor, Batman + a cross-dressing brother
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek New Zealand with John Drinnan
    Interview: MediaWorks chairman and former Fairfax Media exec Jack Matthews
    Plus: The AM Show, Stuff, Mediacom, TV ads, The Block NZ, Instagam & more
  • Week 29 TV: Thursday
    Thursday night NRL helps secure Nine’s fifth consecutive win of the week
    Despite Sam Newman tanty, Front Bar back on top of Footy Show
    MasterChef reveals semifinalists then final Masterclass: Judges v Top 3

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • SBS’s midyear showcase: highlights from 30+ returning and new shows
  • New SCA TV sales chief Will Allen leads push to lift regional revenues
  • The Saturday Paper editor-in-chief Erik Jensen on finding an audience for quality journalism
  • News DNA’s new MD Julian Delany says focus is on audience engagement
  • Will Ten’s Australian Survivor challenges appeal to Nine’s Ninja Warrior viewers?
  • The Block EP Simon Baird on managing TV’s biggest reality format
  • Radio: Network programmers on first half challenges and triumphs
  • How Seven sports presenter Mel McLaughlin’s career change paid off
  • Spectator at SBS’s Tour de France and Arsenal coverage + Nine’s State Of Origin final

New magazines this week

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