Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday May 15 2017

  • Nova Entertainment reveals 12-day five-city 2017 Red Room Global Tour
  • Fairfax Media board not keen on breakup that would split media org in two
    TPG lodges full Fairfax Media takeover offer at $1.20 a share
  • TEN’s Paul Anderson and MCN’s Anthony Fitzgerald on improved TV outlook
  • Val Morgan Outdoor launches world-first real-time programmatic ad serving
  • ACMA report shows trust regional Australians have in local TV and print news
  • oOh!media and APN Outdoor planning a renewed merger pitch to ACCC
  • One Nation refusing to back Turnbull government’s media reform package
  • Fiat signs on as exclusive launch partner for Bauer’s new-look Elle website
  • BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti signals initial public offering as soon as next year
  • Cassie Sainsbury and family involved in TV brawl for rights to story
  • Media People: ABC’s new digital chief, Steve Weaver departs Nine Ent Co
  • Eurovision: Isaiah ranked #9 as voting juries warm to singer more than public
  • Australian subscribers to streaming service Netflix could get a price increase
  • Sports: Tabcorp/Tatts merger media implications, Wilko retiring from ABC
  • ARIA Charts: DJ Khaled & Ed Sheeran on top, Nick Cave new on albums
  • Week 20 TV: Sunday
    After winning week 19, Seven starts week 20 on top as House Rules lifts
    The Voice pushes back over 1.1m with penultimate Blind Auditions episode
    Eurovision delivers again for SBS, but Isaiah pulls smaller crowds than Dami did

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • First look: Nine’s True Story With Hamish & Andy
  • Person of the Week: Wikimedia executive director Katherine Maher
  • CEO Ciaran Davis on engaging bigger audiences with Here, There & Everywhere
  • Fairfax’s Bangkok-based Lindsay Murdoch embracing digital
  • New editor Jacqui Mooney on leading Women’s Health in its 10th year
  • Radio programming special: Paul Jackson, Duncan Campbell, Gemma Fordham, Mike Fitzpatrick
  • Simon Crerar on BuzzFeed Australia’s local podcast venture
  • Global success of Aussie sports stars helping ESPN build audiences
  • Spectator at Pandora Pub Quiz + smoothfm’s Mother’s Day lunch with Tina Arena

New magazines this week

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