Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday May 22 2017

  • Fairfax Media bids:
    TPG says no guarantees on Fairfax jobs before due diligence conducted
    The AFR: How Greg Hywood helped make Antony Catalano a wealthy man
    Catalano says there is “no rift” between him and Fairfax Media boss Hywood
    Chris Mitchell on consultants: Trained monkeys with one trick – strip out costs
  • Nine becomes first local publisher to sign on to LiveRamp’s Connect Platform
  • Darren Davidson: Google talks like Robin Hood, acts like Sheriff of Nottingham
  • oOh!media CEO Brendon Cook: ACCC competition concerns “preposterous”
  • Turnbull government to split the chair and chief executive roles at ACMA
  • Rebel Wilson v Bauer in court after allegedly insinuating she is a “serial liar”
  • Ross Stevenson taking 3AW show to Seven in new food and travel series
  • Sydney Opera House appoints Kate Dundas as executive director of Performing Arts
  • Stephen Brook and his high school formal date: Laura Brown, editor US InStyle
  • 2Day FM’s Em Rusciano taking a break after miscarriage: “I need some time”
  • Ian Chappell takes on role at sports fantasy app Sports Hero with Nick Fordham
  • ARIA Charts: Harry Styles #1 album, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee #1 single
  • Week 21 TV: Sunday
    60 Minutes lifts close to 1m viewers as Nine takes turn as Sunday #1
    House Rules records biggest audience of the year with Seven close second
    60 Minutes outperforms Sunday Night in the ratings battle of Bogota
    Despite the prison riot, TEN manages to post its best Sunday survey share

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Nickelodeon shoots auditions for its annual Slime Cup’s second series
  • New GM of Nickelodeon ANZ Ben Cox on growing the brand with live events and digital
  • What’s so unique about perennial ratings winner Seven News Adelaide?
  • KEO Films CEO Brendan Dahill on new War On Waste series + future of Struggle Street
  • Nova’s Tony Thomas on attracting a new sponsor for Red Room Global Tour USA 2017
  • Canberra’s hit 104.7 breakfast host Ryan Jon in viral video spotlight
  • What’s the buzz with controversial NRL columnist Phil Rothfield?
  • Twitter Australia MD Suzy Nicoletti discusses sharing live content
  • Spectator at Pandora/UMA’s Sunset Sessions, Nova’ Red Room with Snakehips, Fox Sports’ Queensland broadcast, the Siren Awards

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