Mediaweek Morning Report

Thursday June 15 2017

  • Korda Mentha promise “business as usual” at TEN in voluntary administration
  • Anchorage Capital named as one of investors interested in TEN refinancing
  • Conflicting reports that CBS and 21st Century Fox contract talks stalled
  • Fairfax’s Tony Boyd and Michael Pascoe on 21st Century Fox and TEN
  • Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch forming JV to restructure Network Ten
  • Glenda Korporaal: The network has been a boulevard of broken dreams

Plus:

  • smoothfm welcomes new partners, reveals date for Festival of Chocolate
  • EON Sports Radio in voluntary administration, still taking TalkSport UK feed
  • ASTRA Industry Awards finalists: Rewarding excellence in subscription TV
  • Screen Australia and whimn.com.au announce Doco 180 initiative funding
  • mm2 Asia buys Village Cinemas’ stake in Singapore cinema chain
  • WPP’s Ikon reveals new national structure + Sydney & Brisbane changes
  • Media law reform: Gov’t needs to win over 10 of 12 senate crossbenchers
  • Business elites, journalists and politicians gathered for Midwinter Ball
  • Visual effects & animation studio Plastic Wax wins NSW Creative Laureate
  • Publishing: The Australian readership up 3.4% in past year to 486,000
  • Former Yahoo executive new CEO at UK Telegraph Media Group
  • UK papers The Guardian and Observer confirm relaunch in tabloid format
  • Why does Heston Blumenthal keep coming back for MasterChef Australia?
  • Week 24 TV: Wednesday
    Nine wins with BGT, The Last Resort and AFL Footy Show
    TEN third, but MasterChef team challenge big winner at 7.30pm
    Plus: The Weekly signs off, SBS goes by train four nights a week

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