Mediaweek Morning Report

Thursday May 11 2017

  • Increased ad revenue lifts 21st Century Fox, hopeful of Sky takeover approval
  • SAFC and 57 Films announce new TV co-production with Chinese partner
  • TPG’s Fairfax play: Report that TPG will “walk away” if proposal declined
  • REA Group shares rise to record high after 16% increase in revenue in Q3
  • Select Committee on Future of Public Interest Journalism to examine online
  • Nine defends jackpot prize giveaway of $130,000 to a Today show viewer
  • NBC orders live production of musical Jesus Christ Superstar for next Easter
  • Rugby League legends in special edition of Fox League’s Queenslanders Only
  • Week 19 TV: Wednesday
    Seven’s midweek winning team: News, H&A, House Rules, Property Flippers
    Nine lifts to second place, but The Last Resort still well under 500,000
    MasterChef holds spot in top five after first team challenge on new season

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