Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday July 24 2017

  • TEN and MCN welcome commercial partners to new season of The Bachelor
  • Fox Sports News unveils new schedule as it moves in with Sky News channels
  • Report: Nine secures more money than Seven from GroupM in annual TV deal
  • Foxtel’s role in Eddie McGuire’s long road back to Nine’s AFL Footy Show
    How Foxtel is betting on both Thursday shows: Content deal with Front Bar too
  • After dominating sub TV for two decades, Foxtel now finds itself under attack
  • SMI reports Australia to deliver fifth consecutive year of financial year ad spend growth
  • New roles at News Corp Aust for Michael Wilkins, John McGourty & Kathy Lipari
  • Foxtel’s Sharb Farjami joining News Corp’s social media news agency Storyful
  • Bauer Xcel Media hires Shailei Forrester and Mitchell Greenway to join sales team
  • Out-of-home advertising industry is in for a shake-up with Seedooh platform
  • Karl Stefanovic not quitting Today: Jokes he will only leave the show “in a coffin”
  • As Nine’s The Block Elsternwick launches, more details about The Block St Kilda
  • Seven drops Behave Yourself after it was crunched by Nine’s Ninja Warrior
  • Fairfax Media’s Jessica Irvine on dangerous hidden message in kids TV
  • Has the market for sports media rights peaked: Cricket deal will test TV appetite
  • Cricket’s TV broadcasters confident Ashes and Big Bash League will go ahead
  • EON Sports Radio placed into liquidation by administrator last week
  • ARIA Charts: Jessica Mauboy single surges, Meg Mac debut album new at #2
  • Week 30 TV: Sunday
    Ninja Warrior second semifinal lifts the bar higher with 1.74m Sunday
    Nine on track for third record-setting week after starting week 30 on 30.2%
    TEN’s MasterChef sets up Grand Final cook-off between Diana and Ben

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

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