Thursday June 1 2017
Joining James Daggar-Nickson on the show today:
• Danny Bass, CEO, IPG Mediabrands Australia joins as special guest co-host
• Jackie Frank, General Manager – Fashion, Beauty & Health, Pacific Magazines
• Emily Taylor, editor, InStyle magazine
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||1.8%||GEM||2.6%||ELEVEN||2.0%||Food Net||0.7%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||7.1%||7||16.2%||9||40.4%||10 NNSW||2.1%||SBS One||2.7%|
|ABC ME||0.9%||7mate||2.3%||GEM||3.8%||ONE||2.5%||Food Net||0.7%|
|WEDNESDAY METRO ALL TV|
Shares all people, 6pm-midnight, Overnight (Live and AsLive), Audience numbers FTA metro, Sub TV national
Source: OzTAM and Regional TAM 2017. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM
16-39 Top 5
18-49 Top 5
25-54 Top 5
Nothing too much to analyse after the first State of Origin clash. Nine dominated and the other networks did what they could to hang on to viewers.
Nine recorded a primary channel metro share of 32.7% with 45.7% in Sydney and 47.8% in Brisbane. The metro audience was much smaller than for game one last year, but a national audience over 3.5m is still an impressive result.
Seven’s share made it into the early teens while TEN and ABC were both in single figures.
After two nights close to 800,000 Home and Away did 725,000.
Up against the start of State Of Origin, Seven started with repeats of Border Security and then Border Force in Sydney and Brisbane.
Other metro markets saw House Rules, which did 585,000 in three markets followed by two episodes of Aussie Property Flippers.
A Current Affair was on a very healthy 912,000 with career crims leading into updates on Olivia Newton-John and her health challenge, then the bust-up of Alene and Simon from Married At First Sight.
It was all about State Of Origin then with 2,348,000, which was smaller than for the first two games in 2016, which did 2.73m and then 2.42m.
AFL markets then got the AFL Footy Show after Origin with 234,000 watching, 145,000 of them in Melbourne.
Maude Garrett was doing some of her best celebrity interviewing on the press junket for Wonder Woman on The Project with 603,000 watching after 7pm.
The MasterChef contestants were divided into four teams on the team challenge feeding a crowd at South Melbourne Market. The midweek episode did 704,000 after 846,000 a week earlier.
This Is Us then did 355,000 (434,000 last week) followed by Madam Secretary on 195,000.
A repeat episode of Anh’s Brush With Fame did 462,000 after 525,000 last week.
The Weekly was up against Origin with Tara Pitt talking to Charlie and then Sam Dastyari talking with Tom. The episode did 456,000 after 585,000 last week.
The finals episodes of You Can’t Ask That (413,000) and The Warriors (127,000) then screened.
Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast pulled 246,000 at 7.30pm.
Two episodes of Fargo then averaged 121,000.
San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has hired four investment banks to help fund its $2.8 billion offer for publisher and online real estate company, Fairfax Media, reports The AFR.
Street Talk reveals Hellman & Friedman has teed up banking heavyweights Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citigroup and Macquarie Capital as part of the financing group, and hired the services of consultants Bain and accountants Deloitte to help with due diligence.
Both offers were made subject to a number of conditions, including a four- to five-week due diligence period.
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Media executives are warning of growing threats to jobs and community-focused journalism if federal parliament turns its back on a government bid to scrap old rules that shackle the sector, blaming Labor and the Greens for making it harder for companies to compete with powerful rivals, reports News Corp’s David Crowe.
The industry chiefs declared parliament would have to “own the consequences” if it rejected the long-awaited changes, pointing the finger at Bill Shorten and the Labor frontbench for taking the reforms to the brink of defeat.
“If this legislation does not go through, the people who torpedo it will have to own the consequences and they will be serious,” Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood said.
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Small towns and regional Australia could lose newspapers forever unless media laws are modernised, News Corp Australia executive chairman Michael Miller warned yesterday, reports News Corp’s Darren Davidson.
Speaking at a media summit in Canberra, Miller said the issue was no longer about “a choice between this newspaper or that newspaper”, but about commercial survival for entire sectors of domestic media, and about ensuring local news stories received sufficient and diverse coverage.
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APRA chair Jenny Morris said:
“After 27 years leading the organisation we quite understand why Brett has reached the point where he is keen to pursue other priorities in life. He will nevertheless be missed enormously by the boards, management, staff and membership of APRA AMCOS.”
In a statement to APRA AMCOS staff Cottle said that he would leave with some sadness but enormous optimism about the future of the organisation, noting that 2017 financial results would again be at a record level. Having worked for both societies for over 40 years he noted that nobody is really entitled to such good fortune in their working lives.
While Cottle will continue in the CEO role for the next 12 months, the APRA and AMCOS boards have announced the appointment of the international recruiting firm Odgers Berndtson to undertake the search for a new CEO.
Junkee Media has launched its new title Punkee, a mobile and social media-led entertainment platform aimed at Gen Z Australians.
Punkee – which is live from today at Punkee.com.au – is headed up by managing editor Tom Pitney. Pitney joined Junkee Media last year when it purchased TheVine where he was owner and publisher. Punkee will replace TheVine effective immediately.
Junkee Media says the heart of Punkee’s content will be through reactive satirical videos, colourful illustrations, memes and GIFs that will live primarily within Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.
The content will also be amplified across Locate by oOh! Study network, which reaches over 1.3 million students each week across 106 tertiary campuses nationally.
Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland commented, “Millennials are getting older with the youngest now 22 years old. We could see from our research that to really connect with the next generation coming through we needed a different offering and approach that reflected their positive and optimistic view of the world and what they are interested in at that stage in their lives.”
Returning to the cast are 2017 TV Week Logie Award winners Jessica Marias as Lily (Best Actress) and Rob Collins as Jack (Best New Talent) plus Hayley Magnus, Craig McLachlan, Ian Meadows, Kerry Armstrong, Madeleine West, Christie Whelan Browne, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Doris Younane, Kevin Harrington, Ryan Shelton, Leah Vandenberg, Cecelia Peters, David Woods and Steve Vizard.
Network Ten head of drama Rick Maier said: “Lily’s love life is once again turned upside down as The Wrong Girl returns with a brand new season. With several fantastic new additions to this incredibly gifted cast, the world of The Breakfast Bar has never been more fun, chaotic or entertaining. Just when you think Lily’s life couldn’t get any more complicated, it does.”
Executive producer, Playmaker, David Maher said: “We’re really looking forward to coming back to work on The Wrong Girl with our amazing cast and crew, and delivering a second series that has even more playful, bittersweet and engaging moments than the first.”
Photo: Cast members Madeleine West, Jessica Marias and Craig McLachlan.
The two storybooks and two activity books based on the 26 x 24 minute animated series aimed at 6- to 9-year-olds have been written by SLR Productions’ script producer Melanie Alexander, who also wrote the television series scripts. Both the storybooks and activity books contain original television series artwork created by SLR Productions.
The series is an original program created by SLR Productions’ in-house creative and development team consisting of executive producer Suzanne Ryan, creative director Jo Boag and script producer Melanie Alexander. It is currently airing on Australia’s Eleven and will soon be seen this July on Super RTL in Germany, as well as throughout Europe and in China.
Meanwhile The Walking Dead tops the overall TV chart in Australia and American Gods is #1 in New Zealand.
The return of Twin Peaks sits in the top 10 charts in both markets.
Over the next few weeks it will be interesting to see how House Of Cards and then Game Of Thrones move on the charts as new series are launched.
Held every four years, the competition brings together the top eight men’s teams in the ICC one-day rankings for a series of highly competitive matches.
All games will be broadcast live and commercial free on DAB+ digital radio station ABC Extra, available online here and on the ABC Radio App.
Chief executives from Australia’s major commercial and subscription TV, newspaper and radio companies flooded Canberra yesterday to demonstrate support for the Federal Government’s broadcast and media reform package. The united front released the following statement:
The industry is making an unprecedented show of support to send a strong message to Parliament that urgent changes are required to modernise Australia’s outdated media laws.
The Government’s package includes:
Abolishing broadcasting licence fees and datacasting charges
Applying a fee for the spectrum that broadcasters use at a level more reflective of the current media landscape
Further restrictions on gambling advertising in live sporting events across all platforms
Amending the anti-siphoning scheme and list
Repealing the two out of three and 75% audience reach media ownership rules
A broad-ranging and comprehensive review of Australian and children’s content
Funding to support the broadcasting of women’s and niche sports.
Change is crucial to bring media regulation into the digital age and preserve the future viability of the sector, which supports more than 30,000 jobs.
Australian media operators must be allowed to compete more effectively against multinational internet giants that are taking hundreds of millions of advertising dollars out of Australia.
All Australians benefit from having a competitive and independent media sector that is able to deliver checks and balances in a healthy democracy. Australian media needs to be empowered to continue to reflect Australian values and tell Australian stories.
This package is key to the entire industry’s ability to keep creating great content that is read, watched and listened to by millions of Australians every day.
Media CEOs call on Parliament to preserve Australian content, voices and jobs by supporting the passage of the broadcast and media reform package in its entirety.
This statement is endorsed by the following:
Hugh Marks, CEO, Nine Entertainment
Tim Worner, CEO, Seven West Media
Paul Anderson, CEO, Ten Network
Ian Audsley, CEO, Prime Media Group
Andrew Lancaster, CEO, WIN Corporation
Harold Mitchell, Chair, FreeTV Australia
Pam Longstaff, Acting CEO, FreeTV Australia
Peter Tonagh, CEO, Foxtel
Tony Shepherd, AO, Chair, ASTRA
Andrew Maiden, CEO, ASTRA
Greg Hywood, CEO, Fairfax Media
Michael Miller, Executive Chair, News Corp Australasia
Grant Blackley, CEO, Southern Cross Austereo
Cathy O’Connor, CEO, NOVA Entertainment
Rob Atkinson, CEO, ARN
Russell Tate, Executive Chair, Macquarie Media
Adam Lang, COO Macquarie Media & CRA Chairman
Rowley Patterson, Chair, ACE Broadcasters
Grant Cameron, CEO, Grant Broadcasters
Bill Caralis, Owner, 2SM Supernetwork Radio
Ron Camplin, Owner, Bathurst Broadcasters
Hans Torv, Chair, Hot Tomato
Stephen Sweeney, CEO, SEN
Ian Kennedy, CEO, Redwave
Les Hawton, Chair, West Coast Broadcasters
Glenn Wheatley, CEO, EON Broadcasters
Rex Morris, CEO, Resonate Broadcasters
Joan Warner, CEO, Commercial Radio Australia
• New design, celebrity columnists and new hyperlocal lifestyle content
Sydney’s eastern suburbs weekly newspaper the Wentworth Courier has been transformed into a prestige community title, with a brand new look, new hyperlocal lifestyle content, and new celebrity columnists, providing a more prestige offer for its audience and prestige environment with local connections for advertisers.
Executive chairman of News Corp Australasia Michael Miller described the Wentworth Courier as the company’s flagship community title and said it will provide the environment for prestige brands to make consistent, local connections.
“The new-look Wentworth Courier reaffirms the depths of our commitment to community publishing more broadly, and specifically, the local eastern suburbs community of readers and advertisers. It is a trusted local brand, with credible local journalism, and true local audience connections.
“Its new design and content reflect the aspirational nature of the eastern suburbs of Sydney, celebrating local life with fresh, authentic and relevant content, ensuring people remain connected with everything happening within this community. Our connection with our local audience is unmatched and we understand what our readers and advertisers are seeking each week from the Wenty.”
Miller said the changes to the Wentworth Courier are the first step in a series of impending upgrades to the company’s prestige community titles across the country.
• FremantleMedia International (UK), Sony Pictures Entertainment (UK), WWE (USA) and YouTube (USA)
The Business of Media Summit is returning for its second year with a strong lineup of speakers.
To be held on August 2-3 2017 at the Swissotel in Sydney, the event has attracted over 200 of the brightest and influential minds in media to engage with the most topical issues facing the industry.
Headlining this year’s event is Jens Richter, chief executive officer, FremantleMedia International (UK). As a recognised industry leader, Richter will share his perspective on how TV is changing, and how big brands need to keep with a rapidly evolving media landscape.
Also headlining is Wayne Garvie, chief creative officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment (UK). As a globally renowned media professional, Garvie will explore the “New Business of Entertainment” and offer valuable insights into the future of media content production.
Other international keynotes include Ed Wells, executive vice president & head of international, WWE (USA), and Beau Avril, global head of product commercialisation, YouTube (USA).
Other speakers include:
• Jodi Rudoren, Deputy International Editor, The New York Times (USA)
• Parry Ravindranathan, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Bloomberg (HK)
• Suzy Nicoletti, Managing Director, Twitter Australia
• Greg Hywood, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Fairfax Media
• Patrick Delany, Chief Executive Officer, Fox Sports
• Gereurd Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Magazine
• JJ Eastwood, Chief Executive Officer, Huffington Post Australia
• Michael Ebeid, Managing Director, SBS
• Brian Gallagher, Chief Sales Officer, SCA
• Paul Rybicki, Head of TV & Content, Optus
• Finn Bradshaw, Head of Digital, Cricket Australia
• Chris Marsh, Vice-President General Manager Asia Pacific, WWE Asia Pacific
• Ben Ulm, Head of Content, ITV Studios Australia
• Clive Dickens, Chief Digital Officer, Seven West Media
• Jason Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Allure Media
SBS’s Marc Fennell joins James Manning and Kruti Joshi at the Mediaweek HQ in this weekly episode of the Seven Days podcast. Topics discussed include the Senate Estimates hearing, the latest on Fairfax, Rebel Wilson v Bauer, plus Fennell reveals a top-secret project involving Tom Cruise and talks about his resignation from triple j and involvement co-curating Junkee Media’s film festival.
Mediaweek this week celebrates 300 episodes of the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast hosted by Trevor Long and Stephen Fenech. The two tech gurus originally came together on a Mediaweek tech podcast seven years ago. Since then they have podcasted as Two Blokes from all around the world. They still have their own podcasts each week too.
It has been Twin Peaks time around the globe and Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado spend the first part of the new TV podcast discussing David Lynch’s return to the cult series. They also discuss changes to Foxtel Play’s packages, American Gods, War On Waste, Hamish & Andy’s True Stories plus NSW’s hippest regional cinema – South West Roxy.