Mediaweek Morning Report

Thursday May 25 2017

  • America’s Cup setting sail on Fox Sports: live qualifying rounds start Sunday
  • Fairfax Media to open data room next week to allow bidders to examine the books
  • Fairfax and News Corp multiple winners at global News Media Awards in NY
  • Mobile ad startup Unlockd has closed a $US23m ($30.7m) fundraising round
  • ABC MD Michelle Guthrie forced to defend the broadcaster’s editorial independence
  • No lobotomy! SBS MD Michael Ebeid clashes with Liberal senator Eric Abetz
  • ABC cancels Australia Wide hosted by Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied
  • After public and political pressure Quadrant apologises for a comment piece
  • Rebel v Bauer: Court hears about cash offers from celebrity-obsessed magazines
  • Newcomer Seventh Street Media expands pop music product Don’t Bore Us
  • Cricketers launching company to offer marketing and media rights of players
  • Fairfax Media’s Roy Masters on $150m NRL digital rights strategy
  • Football fail? “Most cringe-worthy pre-match presenting in sporting history”
  • Digital Original TV charts track demand for 13 Reason’s Why & new Master Of None
  • Week 21 TV: Wednesday
    House Rules helps lead Seven to first win of the week
    MasterChef keeps TEN demo winner, BGT lifts Nine

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