Mediaweek Morning Report

Tuesday May 30 2017

  • Roadshow Films acquires 50% of Paul Clarke’s Blink TV
  • Canada’s Blue Ant Media acquires David Haslingden’s Racat Group
  • Hellman & Friedman’s Brian Powers meets Hywood, Falloon & Catalano
  • Jason Pellegrino, MD of Google ANZ, on publishers generating billions
  • Stephen Fry wants news aggregators to be subject to legal responsibilities
  • Make it stop: Karl and Schapelle’s mum on frenzied media, “No more bullshit”
  • BBC News at Six joining SBS’s English language breakfast news lineup
  • The courts: Has Rebel Wilson negotiated lucrative new movie deals?
  • TV Week Logies to Tamworth under a NSW state government proposal
  • Daryl Talbot on WTFN’s decision to replace Dr Chris Brown as TV vet
  • Essential Media’s Doctor Doctor back in production for Nine
  • One more sleep: Nine’s WWOS team ready for State of Origin Game 1
  • Box Office: Pirates plunders $5.88m, King & Guardians both $1m+
  • Week 22 TV: Monday
    House Rules posts a new 2017 audience high as Seven wins
    Nine’s The Voice chooses final 12, but to smallest audience ever
    TEN’s Have You Been Paying Attention? outrates MasterChef

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Seven Days

SBS’s Marc Fennell joins James Manning and Kruti Joshi at the Mediaweek HQ in this weekly episode of the Seven Days podcast. Topics discussed include the Senate Estimates hearing, the latest on Fairfax, Rebel Wilson v Bauer, plus Fennell reveals a top-secret project involving Tom Cruise and talks about his resignation from triple j and involvement co-curating Junkee Media’s film festival.

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Tech with Trevor Long & Stephen Fenech

Mediaweek this week celebrates 300 episodes of the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast hosted by Trevor Long and Stephen Fenech. The two tech gurus originally came together on a Mediaweek tech podcast seven years ago. Since then they have podcasted as Two Blokes from all around the world. They still have their own podcasts each week too.

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Mediaweek TV

It has been Twin Peaks time around the globe and Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado spend the first part of the new TV podcast discussing David Lynch’s return to the cult series. They also discuss changes to Foxtel Play’s packages, American Gods, War On Waste, Hamish & Andy’s True Stories plus NSW’s hippest regional cinema – South West Roxy.

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