Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday March 31 2017

  • News Corp’s Robert Thomson hammers tech giants in Hong Kong speech
  • Fairfax bid over before it starts? Reports contradict week of anticipation
  • SVOD worth: Billions not just a Stan TV series, but a valuation guide
  • Michael Miller expands roles for Damian Eales and Nicole Sheffield
    Eales now COO publishing metro/regional, Sheffield chief digital officer
  • Cricket Australia has reported a new attendance record, strong TV ratings
  • Nine’s House Of Bond promo creating waves with threat of legal action
  • Buzzfeed reported to be preparing for a market float next year
  • After ARIA reports music revenues up, US music industry growing too
  • Regulation: Malcolm Turnbull forced to drop his plan to change section 18C
  • Sky News apologises to broadcasters Wendy Harmer and Kristina Keneally
  • ABC TV executive departs for multiplatform UK children’s production house
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek Asia with Peter Olszewski
    Publishing veteran Paul Myers hard at work on the best golf courses in Asia
    Plus: Germans buy Aussie B2B publisher, Astro profits, Tencent, Mediacorp
  • AFL Thursday football a driver for Seven across metro network
    NRL secures Nine top spot in Sydney and Brisbane markets
    TEN’s Gogglebox collects biggest non-news audience, lifts TEN share

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Double J overall digital ratings champ, also #1 Melbourne, #2 Brisbane & Adelaide, #3 Perth
  • Nova’s Jay Walkerden on launching new audio platform and Podquest promotion
  • Behind Australia’s highest-circulating magazine: RACV
  • 6 Degrees founder Titus Day‘s new sports management division and the big stars who have signed on
  • ARN’s super producers: Laura Bouchet EP for WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda, Bruno Bouchet EP for KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O
  • Update on Nine’s women’s market competitor 9Honey with editor Kerri Elstub
  • Eureka TV’s Chris Culvenor & Paul Franklin on their first series
  • Staff moves at Nova Entertainment, SBS, Bauer Media, Nine, The M Agency, The Australian
  • Spectator at SBS’s new food show launch, 9Mums’ unveiling, Lane Calcutt celebrates 30 years at Nine

New magazines this week

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Laura and Bruno Bouchet

Mediaweek’s James Manning visits the husband and wife team Laura and Bruno Bouchet, who are the executive producers of WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda and KIIS 1065’s Kyle and Jackie O show. The award-winning producers talk about living and working together, and their relationship with their star hosts. Don’t miss Laura talking about Bruno’s early morning shower routine.
Listen online here.