Mediaweek #1239: inside the new issue

This week: new radio breakfast shows, Gourmet Traveller goes Chinese, Rolling Stone & Comedy Central websites, The Family Law

cover_tiny_1239Inside the January 25 issue of Mediaweek magazine #1239

First Look
Nova 100 celebrated its new Melbourne breakfast show with its all-new lineup – comedian Sam Pang, popular radio and TV personality Chrissie Swan and AFL legend Jonathan Brown – and they got off to a flying start, upstaging rival breakfast shows a day early on Friday 15 January

Person Of The Week
Gaven Morris
, new ABC director of news, talks about leadership change, Q&A and news broadcasting in 2016

Inside News Brands
Mediaweek cricket aficionado Kruti Joshi looks at the place of cricket coverage in newspapers today

Inside Magazines
Australian Gourmet Traveller debuts its Chinese edition…and celebrates 50 years in print. Plus TV Week publisher Jayne Ferguson discusses what the Logie Awards mean for the TV Week brand

Inside Radio
Radio ratings are up and running for 2016 and all eyes are on the all-important breakfast shows. Mediaweek checks out what’s happening in all mainland capitals with three pages of coverage

Inside Television #1
The Nine News Gold Coast bulletin celebrated its 20th anniversary on the weekend and Queensland GM Kylie Blucher and Gold Coast chief of staff Rod Power tell why the Gold Coast newsroom has been a fertile training ground for Nine talent

Inside Television #2
Benjamin Law
discusses the transition of his popular 2010 autobiographical novel “The Family Law” into a TV series for SBS

Inside Television #3
This year the seventh of the Food Safari series for SBS explores the joys of cooking with fire. Food Safari: Fire screens Thursdays at 8pm until 10 March on SBS One

Inside Subscription TV
Australian broadcaster James Williams is living the dream with his new role hosting CNN International’s half-hour travel series In 24 Hours, which showcases luxury tourism opportunities that are hidden from the average traveller

Inside SVOD
Sherlock producer Sue Vertue has established a very successful career away from her well-known writer-producer husband and her mother, who’s a trailblazing TV legend in the UK. Plus one year into its joint venture between Foxtel and the Seven network, Presto director Shaun James says the video streaming service is going strong

Inside Digital Media
Viacom International Media Network launched its Comedy Central website locally last week and Simon Bates, VP, head of MTV and Comedy Central ANZ, says it’s part of a bigger plan for Australia. Also Mediaweek speaks to Rolling Stone Australia’s website editor Jonny Nail and publisher Matt Coyte about how the title is growing its web presence with a particular emphasis on local content

Photos from the SCA Sydney breakfast duo Sam and Rove’s week in LA and the Nova 96.9 breakfast team Fitzy and Wippa’s week in London, plus Magic Millions, Seven West Media’s annual race day at the Gold Coast

Media People
Staff movement at SBS, News Corp, ABC, Bauer Media, Nine, Southern Cross Austereo, L’Officiel Australia, Viacom, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Adshel and Sky News Live

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