Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday June 19 2017

  • ESPN acquires rights to the US Open in Aust/NZ: 150 hours live tennis
  • One week until Ten Network’s first creditors’ meeting in Sydney on June 26
  • John Singleton and Mark Carnegie bid for Fairfax share of Macquarie Media
  • TPG Capital and Hellman & Friedman could soon bid for Fairfax Media
  • Telstra “committed” to Foxtel but remains open to selling down its stake
  • Deanne Weir new chair of Sydney Film Festival, replacing Chris Freeland
  • TV networks reject One Nation’s “compromise” plan on media reforms
  • Hamish McLennan has joined digital ad network Tiger Pistol as an ­adviser
  • Nine promotes Lizzie Young to new role as group content strategy director
  • How Netflix and Stan could be forced to make more Australian programs
  • 2UE weekend staff reunion: McDermott, Stanley, Webster, Byrnes & more
  • Wil Anderson’s weekend adventure: Funny thing happened on way to a gig
  • ARN partners with UnLtd to help improve lives of disadvantaged young people
  • Robb Report Australia goes bimonthly following changes to ownership structure
  • The ABC says sorry and deletes controversial Red Symons podcast
  • Delta Goodrem has hit out at the “faceless cowards” at Woman’s Day
  • AFR’s Joe Aston on the media: “Fourth estate standards have sunk so low”
  • Mass farewells for staff at both The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Seven abandons plans to produce a controversial telemovie on Warnie
  • Nine’s Today show celebrating 35 years with a We Love Australia trip
  • ARIA Charts: Bieber features on 3 of top 4; Ed Sheeran MBE #1 album
  • Week 25 TV: Sunday
    Nine manages biggest share, but Seven leads in key timeslots
    Seven News ranks #1 at 6pm, House Rules biggest 7.30pm crowd
    Heston week starts on MasterChef with improved Sunday number
    Fast-tracked Poldark disappoints on ABC with under 500,000

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