Friday May 12 2017
Joining James Manning and James Daggar-Nickson on the show this weekend:
• Andrew Maiden, CEO, ASTRA
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
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Source: OzTAM and Regional TAM 2017. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM
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After two nights off the pace thanks to The Last Resort, Nine returned to top spot, winning its third night of week 19.
Nine took first place across the network in primary and combined channel share, and was the #1 primary channel all people along the east coast, while Seven managed a win all people in Adelaide and Perth.
Live NRL and an AFL Footy Show all-star tribute to broadcaster Lou Richards were key to Nine’s wins.
Seven’s News and Home and Away were its only programs in or near the top 10, while MasterChef pushed TEN into second place for the second time this week.
Home and Away ended its week with two or three episodes depending where you were watching. The average audience was 648,000.
Holiday Horrors Caught on Camera followed with the investment generating an audience of 429,000.
A two-hour The Big Bang Theory marathon followed with crowds starting at 208,000 and ending with 170,000.
A Current Affair Thursday did 736,000 with a story asking if Lisa Oldfield is the wildest woman on TV before giving viewers a guide to the best cleaning products.
Northern markets then got live NRL with 209,000 in Sydney and 191,000 in Brisbane.
RBT meanwhile did 165,000 in Melbourne with 105,000 more in Adelaide and Perth.
The AFL Footy Show featured an all-star tribute to Lou Richards who passed away earlier this week. Guests Eddie McGuire, Sam Newman, Tony Jones and Billy Brownless joined hosts Rebecca Maddern and Craig Hutchison (pictured). The episode had an audience of 221,000 in Melbourne.
Share didn’t quite reach the heights of 19.8% from last Thursday, but 17.4% was enough for second place.
Petula Clark was the star attraction on The Project with a 7pm audience of 643,000 watching.
A long night of MasterChef started with 875,000 on a program celebrating the potato which ended with Josh going home. A second episode featured the first MasterChef Masterclass of the year set outdoors alongside the Yarra. The episode did 669,000.
The Opposition reply to the Budget lacked the glamour of Budget night with a much smaller 327,000 watching.
The 7.30 special that followed did 355,000.
Seven Types of Ambiguity did 355,000, a modest improvement of 14,000 week-on-week.
Michael Portillo started the night in Manchester Piccadilly before venturing elsewhere for his audience of 334,000. The broadcaster used that big audience to sample an episode of The Chefs’ Line at 8pm, with less than half of them staying on.
Coverage of the Eurovision first semifinal is in primetime tonight after a live audience of 21,000 watched live at 5am on Wednesday morning.
ABC Radio’s PM presenter Mark Colvin passed away yesterday aged 65. He had been struggling with a rare auto-immune disease for more than 20 years.
Colvin first joined the ABC as a cadet in February 1974, after graduating from Oxford University.
A prominent part of the ABC for almost four decades as a reporter, correspondent and presenter, Colvin was admired and respected by colleagues and audiences alike for his intellect, sharp wit and integrity.
Read more of the ABC tribute at mediaweek.com.au.
Special tributes in many places today Colvin. Here are links to just some of them.
James Jeffrey in The Australian:
I first met Mark briefly at some event, but it was on Twitter – that corner of the internet that feels like it was designed with him in mind – that our paths started to cross. I was in awe of him, so I was beside myself when he took a shine to my writing.
We met at a cafe around the corner from his house and we never looked back.
Many were on the receiving end of Mark’s magic, and Twitter expanded his reach. He was so generous – not least with young journalists – and he’d sweep up everyone in his enthusiasm, his wisdom, his great tidal waves of encouragement.
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Leigh Sales in The Australian:
Everyone will be saying what an awesome journalist Colvin was and I know that I’d better not repeat it (“Sales, honestly, you’ve known me for 20 years, can you not come up with a few original observations?”). I can’t overstate how much Colvin cared about quality journalism. That included both small matters such as the correct use of ellipses and great matters such as the best structure of a 45-minute documentary.
Twitter changed his life because it allowed him to keep engaged from his hospital room.
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Leigh Sales on ABC Radio talking about their friendship.
An ABC Radio website tribute to Colvin from his colleagues.
ABC reporter Tracy Bowden prepared a tribute to Colvin screened on ABC TV’s 7.30 last night.
Mark Colvin tribute on Late Night Live with Phillip Adams.
Jonathan Holmes in The Guardian:
I would probably never have come to Australia had it not been for Mark Colvin.
In the early months of 1982, I made a life-changing decision. I was a producer on the BBC’s weekly current affairs program, Panorama. I had two young kids, a Swedish wife who hated the English climate, and I wanted a change.
I’d heard that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was looking for someone to run its Panorama equivalent, a program with a rather odd name: Four Corners.
“Go for it,” Mark told me. “It’s potentially a great program but it desperately needs a new direction. And you’ll love Sydney.”
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Drummond was previously a senior journalist covering business and finance at the Financial Review as a reporter and commentator. He has also been the editor of AFR Weekend and GQ magazine. More recently, Drummond has been working in audience development with the Sydney Opera House.
“Matthew is a talented and innovative editor with a track record in building audiences,” Financial Review editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury and editor Paul Bailey said.
“We look forward to him rejoining the Financial Review’s staff to build on the tremendous success of the magazine.”
The four winning teams who will each receive return flights to Nice, France, accommodation and festival registration:
Media: Grace Espinoza and Charlotte Berry, UM, NSW
Print: Jenna Morrissey and Rachel Harley, Grey, NSW
Cyber: Alex Little and Karsten Jurkschat, Ogilvy, VIC
Young Marketer: Nicola Godsafe and Amanda Margariti, Universal Pictures and Diageo, NSW
News Corp Australia’s chief marketing officer Tony Phillips said: “Our Young Lions teams have been very impressive. It’s been great to see the next batch of talent coming through the ranks. Additionally it has been refreshing to see the professionalism and discipline displayed throughout the Young Lions Boot Camp.
“Congratulations to the four winning teams who have the opportunity to represent Australia in Cannes this year. I’d like to also commend the four runner-up teams and all other shortlisted finalists who proved themselves to be strong competitors.”
Fairfax Media is expected to make a decision on TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s $2.2 billion bid, which shareholders expect to be formally rejected, early next week, report The AFR’s Max Mason and John McDuling.
Feedback from the bulk of Fairfax shareholders has been largely against the 95¢ a share bid for the assets, dubbed “Domain Co”.
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Snap, the parent of the messaging app Snapchat, reported earnings that missed Wall Street expectations in almost every regard, reports The New York Times.
Not only did Snap record a US$2.2 billion loss for the first quarter, its revenue was lighter than expected, and the company disclosed that its user growth was decelerating sharply. Investors punished the company, sending its stock down more than 25% in after-hours trading.
Snap’s earnings illustrate how difficult it is for smaller social media companies to compete in the age of Facebook, the social network run by Mark Zuckerberg, which has sucked up more than two billion people worldwide and has made the size of its network a primary selling point.
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Netflix has announced the creation of 400 jobs at its new European customer service hub which opened this week in Amsterdam. Supporting customers across 11 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the UK), the multilingual hub will employ initially a workforce of 170, growing to 345 by the end of 2017 and surpassing 400 by the end of 2018.
Amsterdam is the location also of Netflix’s recently expanded European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters, which has doubled its workforce since the beginning of 2016.
More than 120 employees from 18 countries work at the EMEA HQ in business development, marketing, PR, public policy and corporate functions such as finance, legal and recruiting.
Netflix continues to investment in European productions (licensed, original and co-productions). Marking the global launch last month of Las Chicas del Cable, Netflix’s first original series from Spain, the company confirmed plans to announce at least six new European original projects before the end of 2017.
Netflix’s new European customer service hub in Amsterdam is the latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio of internal service centres, the others being located in the USA (Salt Lake City and Utah) and Yokohama, Japan.
A film crew from the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes program has arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for their paid exclusive interview with the family of accused drug-smuggler Cassie Sainsbury, reports The Australian’s Sam Buckingham-Jones.
Nine reporter Liam Bartlett was seen arriving at the city’s El Dorado International Airport accompanied by a cameraman and sound operator from Nine’s flagship program.
The sound operator is believed to be David Ballment, one of four arrested in Beirut during the show’s failed attempt to recover the children of Sally Faulkner.
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News Corp’s Sarah Blake in Bogota:
Sainsbury issued a direct plea for freedom in her first words from jail. Standing on the balcony of El Buen Pastor’s Patio Five, the 22-year-old waved her arms through the bars in front of News Corp Australia, asking to be let out of prison.
Her plea comes days ahead of an anticipated visit from her mother and sister, who began their journey out of Adelaide to visit her after signing a contract with 60 Minutes. They initially asked for more than $1 million, and while the final price has not been revealed, a source close to the negotiations described it as “eyewatering”.
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An extraordinary spat has broken out between Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood and Peter Dutton after the Immigration Minister declared the company’s “productivity went up” while journalists were on a seven-day strike, reports The Australian’s Rosie Lewis.
Dutton – a critic of Fairfax, The Guardian and the ABC – attacked the media organisation yesterday for its “political, ideological” agenda, saying it was “out of touch with people” despite employing “a couple of good journalists”.
“I thought the productivity of Fairfax went up last week with the strike. I don’t think our lives were affected one way or another,” Dutton told 2GB radio.
“Once again Peter Dutton shows why no one rates him,” Greg Hywood said.
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In a dispute centred on the way that YouTube streaming can cannibalise sales of videos and how contracts executed in one entertainment era transition to the next, Biggest Loser star trainer Jillian Michaels has scored an enormous legal victory against Lionsgate, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
On Wednesday, an arbitrator awarded the exercise guru almost US$5.8 million for lost past and future profits and also determined that Lionsgate must fork over additional attorneys’ fees and arbitration costs.
Michaels brought her legal claim in April 2015, although she’s been fighting with Lionsgate for much longer.
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Tommy Medalia and Joe Hawkins have won Gold and Silver at the 2017 Gold Siren awards for the amusing series of ads designed to change driver behaviour for the Road Safety Commission called Time with Mum.
Hawkins and Medalia created the three ads at 303 MullenLowe to illustrate what happens when you lose your licence and you’re at the mercy of your mum and friends for lifts. All three spots – Window, Pilates and Out of Options won Gold for the overall win and the Silver Siren for best radio campaign (three or more ads in a campaign).
The Gold Siren winners, Medalia and Hawkins, receive automatic entry for the winning ads into the Cannes Advertising Lions Festival in June. The creatives and their client the Road Safety Commission win accommodation, airfares and delegate passes to attend the event.
The Silver Siren award in the single category went to Evan Roberts and Stephen de Wolf from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for the ad Every Speed has a Consequence for the Transport Accident Commission (Victoria).
Prolific Siren award winner Paul Le Couteur of Flagstaff Studios took out the Silver Siren in the craft category for production of the ad Ticking Clock for Victoria Bitter.
The Siren $5,000 Client Award, judged by an industry panel of clients rather than the Siren Creative Council, is chosen from the five overall 2017 round winners and was won by Richard Shaw and Russell Fox from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne with the ad Ticking Clock’for Victoria Bitter. Richard Shaw and Russel Fox worked closely with Paul Le Couteur to produce the winning craft entry.
The 13th annual Siren Awards, run by Commercial Radio Australia, recognise the best radio advertising in Australia. The 2017 awards were hosted by stand-up comedian and Fox FM, Melbourne breakfast presenter Dave Thornton at Alumbra at Docklands in Melbourne.
Photo: Joe Hawkins, Dave Thornton and Tommy Medalia
In total, $8.8 million in funding will be allocated to a range of screen stories, which in turn will trigger production to the value of $63.5 million. The slate includes brand new dramas for SBS and Network Ten and a new film from brothers Clayton and Shane Jacobson, who will reunite to co-star in a follow-up to their 2006 comedy hit Kenny.
Rising talents Ellie Beaumont (Newton’s Law, House Husbands) and Drew Proffitt are the writers, producers and executive producers behind new SBS thriller drama Dead Lucky from Subtext Pictures. The four-part series follows experienced detective Grace Gibbs and trainee Charlie Fung, who are begrudgingly partnered together in the wake of a homicide to track down a killer with whom they both share a history. The show marks Beaumont’s first foray into television producing, and is also produced by Diane Haddon (The Code, Hiding), directed by David Caesar (Hyde and Seek, Underbelly), and executive produced by Nina Stevenson (Ali’s Wedding, East West 101) and Greg Sitch (Ali’s Wedding, The Cup).
Two Network Ten dramas have received production investment funding – Endemol Shine’s family drama Sisters and season two of Playmaker Media’s romantic comedy drama The Wrong Girl.
Sisters is produced by Imogen Banks (Offspring, The Beautiful Lie) and Nicole O’Donohue (The Daughter) in her TV debut, is written by Jonathan Gavin (Seven Types of Ambiguity, Offspring), and will be directed by Emma Freeman (Secret City, Glitch). It tells the story of Julia, whose father – an IVF pioneer – makes a deathbed confession about secretly using his own sperm for anonymous donations, leading her to the late-in-life discovery of two sisters. Casting includes Maria Angelico in the lead, Antonia Prebble, Lucy Durack and comedienne Magda Szubanski. The show has also received funding from Film Victoria for the pilot episode.
2017 Best Actress Logie winner Jessica Marais will return to star as romantically challenged breakfast TV producer Lily Woodward in season two of The Wrong Girl alongside fellow Logie winner Rob Collins. Executive produced by David Maher and David Taylor (Love Child, The Code, House Husbands), produced by Tom Hoffie (Love Child, Return to Nim’s Island) and written by Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy, Wonderland), Vanessa Alexander, Josh Mapleston (Ready For This, Dance Academy), Claire Phillips, Ian Meadows and Sarah Walker (Neighbours, Wonderland). Season two will be directed by Mat King (Wentworth), Jen Leacey (Newton’s Law), Darren Ashton (Here Come The Habibs) and Peter Templeman (Wanted). Screen Australia likewise supported season one of The Wrong Girl as did Film Victoria, who have also funded season two.
Feature Sibling Rivalry is a black comedy co-starring Clayton and Shane Jacobson, with Clayton also taking on producing and directing duties. Written by prolific screenwriter Jamie Browne (The Mule, Secret Daughter, Please Like Me), produced by Jason Byrne (Sucker, How To Talk Australians, Rats and Cats) and executive produced by Tait Brady (The BBQ, Little Acorns, Healing) and Julia Adams (Mako Mermaids, The Day My Butt Went Psycho) it tells the story of two brothers who, with their mother at death’s door, go to extreme and deadly lengths to protect their family inheritance.
Photo: Antonia Prebble, Maria Angelico and Lucy Durack star in Sisters
BBC First and Foxtel have released the trailer for See-Saw Films’ next instalment of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Top of the Lake, ahead of its premiere at Cannes Film Festival later this month.
The locally produced series will see Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) reprise her Golden Globe-winning role as Detective Robin Griffin. She will be joined by Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Top of the Lake: China Girl is a crime mystery story that finds Detective Robin Griffin recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realises “China Girl” didn’t die alone.
Tim Christlieb, director of branded services, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand, said: “For Top of the Lake: China Girl to be honoured with a screening at the Cannes film Festival is testament to Jane Campion’s incredible vision and the talent of the team both in front of and behind the camera. We are excited to bring this local production to audiences later this year.”
Foxtel’s executive director of television Brian Walsh said: “Foxtel is very proud to be a co-investor and co-producer of Top of the Lake: China Girl. It continues our commitment to visionary Australian storytelling led by the incomparable Jane Champion and a stellar cast including Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie. We look forward to bringing the series to Foxtel subscribers on BBC First later this year.”
Meanwhile a new video teaser has been released from the limited event series Twin Peaks, which will debut only on Stan with a two-part premiere on Monday May 22, at 2pm, followed immediately by parts three and four.
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new Showtime 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Twin Peaks is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland.
Fiveaa drive sports show announcers Stephen Rowe and Mark Bickley (Rowey and Bicks – pictured) will fly out after their Friday program between 3-6pm and land in China on Saturday morning.
They will attend the official AFL Shanghai Gala Dinner on Saturday along with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, Port Adelaide president David Koch, Gold Coast Suns president Tony Cochrane along with special guests from Shanghai.
Joining Rowey and Bicks for coverage of the match from 12 noon Sunday Adelaide time at Jiangwan Stadium will be Fiveaa’s Tim Ginever.
Zenith has unveiled a new global approach to communications, supported by a relaunch of the network’s brand identity, proposition and platforms.
Led by Zenith’s Global Brand President Vittorio Bonori, the move is the most significant development for the network since the launch of its ROI Agency positioning in 2002.
Called ROI+, the new approach is designed to solve business challenges though advanced communications models. Zenith says the approach has three key client benefits.
First is the creation of upstream strategies that deliver greater ROI through business transformation.
Second is a focus on the full consumer journey in order to design personalised communication at scale.
And third is maximising downstream efficiencies through market-leading automation, such as machine learning.
Zenith’s new approach is brought to life by a full rebranding of the agency. Building on The ROI Agency positioning, Zenith has a new mantra: “We blend data, technology and brilliant specialists to scout out new opportunities, solve complex challenges and grow client business.”
Zenith’s global website – zenithmedia.com – has been totally overhauled as part of the global rebranding program. As the global leader in advertising expenditure forecasting, Zenith has a wealth of data and insight and this is now available in a new, interactive section on the site called Global Intelligence.
The new global approach and rebrand was developed by Zenith’s new Global Leadership Team working closely with leaders from Zenith’s key markets around the world, including USA, UK, Germany and China. Zenith also worked with a range of digital, design and consultancy partners on this key development program.
Zenith Australia CEO Nickie Scriven said: “Zenith has great momentum in the Australian market with our new leadership team and new business wins such as ALDI and Tennis Australia. I’m excited by our rebrand and repositioning and look forward to bringing our proposition to life in this market. It’s a unique position that will unite our people to our purpose of driving marketing led growth for our clients and deliver on our promise of dependable ROI.”
Television New Zealand has promoted content rights manager Cate Slater to be director of content. She replaces Jeff Latch, who left in March after 23 years with TVNZ. Meantime, TVNZ has appointed the veteran commissioner and acquisitions executive Andrew Shaw as deputy director. Shaw has long been the face of TVNZ at programming markets, and has spent most of his career with TVNZ. He started out in the 1960s as a children’s host with his own show called Here’s Andy.
TVNZ Chief executive Kevin Kenrick said the appointment is part of the bid to transform TVNZ from a video producer. TVNZ is restructuring with job losses in news expected to be followed across the group.
Reading Cinemas revealed it received an insurance payment of NZ$36.6 million for damage and loss of business from an earthquake in Wellington in November 2016. The entertainment centre in Courtenay Place was out of action for four months. The US firm reported that lost patronage and building related costs reduced total New Zealand revenue by NZ$1.3m to NZ$5.4m for the March quarter.
Sky TV this week pulled back from online pay-per-view sports. Effective on May 24 it will end day and week Fan Passes, because they had not paid their way. The minimum term will now be one month and the price increased from NZ$60 to NZ$100. Sky TV CEO John Fellet said that longer-term online sports packages had been subsidising daily and weekly passes for NZ$15 and NZ$20 respectively. Fellet said the short-term Fan Pass packages might have contributed to falling subscriber numbers, but cannibalising of subscriptions had not been a big issue.
Public broadcaster RNZ enjoyed strong gains in results for the GfK first survey of 2017 issued this week. Its National Radio arm gained 44,200 in the 12-month period to April 8, up 8%. NatRad had a cumulative audience of 579,000 making it second only to MediaWorks’ The Edge on 662,000. The average time for people listening went from 12 hours, 28 minutes, to 12 hours 45 minutes. NatRad’s flagship breakfast news program Morning Report had a strong result, lifting its audience by 11.6% from 379,800 to 430,300.
GfK results for commercial stations were released last week, and indicate that NatRad gains may have been at the expense of Newstalk ZB. The network has long been a dominant player, especially in Auckland. But its share of the Auckland market has fallen from 11.2% to 9.6%.
Breakfast host Mike Hosking dropped in the city from 14.2% to 13.7%. Leighton Smith’s 8.30am to noon show fell from a 12.8 share to 9.7%. The station also fell in weekends from a share of 10.3% to 7.9%.
Maori Television chief executive Paora Maxwell has resigned three years into a four-year contract. Maxwell will remain until the end of August when the public broadcaster moves to new studios in Auckland’s southern suburbs. He will continue as a consultant for the end of the year. Maxwell has been a controversial figure at the public broadcaster since he was appointed in 2014.
Spark chief financial officer David Chalmers jokes that he has a history as something of a “Black Widow”.
He enjoyed unexpected elevation from CFO to interim chief executive in Melbourne at iSelect, an ASX-listed comparison website. Two years later in 2016 media history repeated while Chalmers was CFO at MediaWorks when Mark Weldon exited suddenly.
Now four years after joining iSelect, Chalmers is on the top management rung at Spark, the dominant New Zealand telco with a market capitalisation of $NZ6.84 billion.
When he arrived at Spark he pointed out the danger to chief executive Simon Moutter, arguably the highest-profile CEO in the country and someone who saw the joke.
After a five-month stint as iSelect interim CEO and some gardening leave, Chalmers considered CFO roles in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. It was no harder moving to Auckland than Sydney. Besides, his father was a Kiwi and he spent his first few weeks living in Palmerston North before emigrating to Melbourne. Over the years he spent a lot of time in Auckland visiting family.
He has risen through the ranks quickly in New Zealand. Three years after joining iSelect from a financing executive role at Macquarie Bank, he is in a high-profile role. Local business leaders say that his experience at MediaWorks would have appealed to Spark CEO Simon Moutter.
Spark is pushing harder into content and media with its own subscription video-on-demand service called Lightbox. So his experience with content – and even his background leading a website based company – will be useful.
MediaWorks is owned by US private equity firm Oaktree Capital. He saw at close range what amounted to a coup against Weldon – albeit one he was not involved in.
Former executives say Chalmers was always seen as allied to Weldon, who hired him as CFO. He also stands by Weldon as a businessman and his focus on making innovative change. The upshot was that he was the obvious choice as acting CEO – albeit for just two months.
At MediaWorks Chalmers is a good manager and staff credited him with restored calm in what had become a troubled workplace, especially in the newsroom.
Given his rapid progress, his sideline interest in a watch company seems apt. After leaving iSelect and after before joining MediaWorks he and three others formed Time + Tide, a luxury watch website, a sideline business where he is still a director and which he sometimes advises. He collects watches. But he stresses it is a hobby that sometimes sees him spending a weekend poring over inner workings of a top-end Tag Heuer.
Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado are joined by the one of the stars of Love Child – Mandy McElhinney. On the day of recording, Nine launched season four of the Playmaker Media drama.
James Manning and Andrew Mercado talk TV, including the 59th TV Week Logie Awards and the winners, the losers and the plain unlucky. They also talk TV ratings, programming moves, Ellen, Roseanne, Mercado living without Foxtel, Netflix and our regular update on Mercado’s new business venture – the NSW regional cinema South West Roxy.