Mediaweek Morning Report

Tuesday June 6 2017

  • Joh Griggs’ magazine review: “This is just crap that you’ve made up”
  • “Radio insiders” talk about hope for digital overhaul of survey results
  • Medium Rare Content Agency wins contract for Company Director magazine
  • Seven’s House Rules format coming to Germany with local commission
  • ABC broadcaster Mark Colvin farewelled by friends, fans and colleagues
  • Nick Bowditch in Adelaide to speak at a News Corp digital strategy forum
  • Isentia appoints former Veda Group exec James Orlando as new CFO
  • iHeartRadio Australia partners with Optus for Jennifer Hudson live event
  • Nine Ent Co confirms Pacific Brands GM Janette Kendall joining the board
  • Pandora moves into custom events with the launch of Sunset Sessions in Australia
  • Triple j names new film reviewer to replace Marc Fennell after national search
  • Rebel v Bauer: Journalist Caroline Overington accuses star of fake facts
  • TV Tonight on reality TV series dominated by “cookie-cutter casts” from 50s
  • British broadcaster C4 appoints former Shine Group MD Alex Mahon CEO
  • Australian and UK TV ratings for One Love Manchester concert
  • Box Office: Wonder Woman wonderful, Baywatch makes smaller waves
  • Week 23 TV: Monday
    No Voice? No problem! Hamish and Andy return pushes Nine to #1
    Launch episode of True Story With Hamish & Andy pulls 1.28m
    Seven’s Wanted not so much in demand with 648,000 watching return

Survey day: GfK Radio Ratings survey 3, 2017

  • Sydney:
    2GB remains Sydney’s #1 station…but only just as smoothfm climbs
    smoothfm breakfast now #2 FM, close behind Kyle & Jackie O
  • Melbourne:
    3AW still leader of the pack as Ross and John in breakfast hit 21.1%
    Fox recovers big time: #1 FM 10+ and Fifi and Dave from last to first
  • Brisbane:
    Nova lifts close to a 16% share as Ash, Kip & Luttsy blitz opposition
  • Adelaide:
    Double delight for Fiveaa: #1 overall plus breakfast #1 commercial
  • Perth:
    Mix 94.5 holds at #1 overall, but improving Nova again #1 breakfast

Full survey 3 results here.

New magazines this week

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Seven Days

Mediaweek editor James Manning joins Kruti Joshi from London for this week’s media wrap. They talk about the media executives’ excursion to Canberra, A-League on Ten, Schapelle‘s weekend wild goose chase, Roadshow acquiring Blink TV, Origin 1, and more. James also gives a first-hand account of the aftermath of the Manchester bombing.

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Tech with Trevor Long & Stephen Fenech

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.

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Mediaweek TV

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.

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