Mediaweek #1247-8: inside the new issue

In the special Easter of Mediaweek magazine: Michael Stutchbury, Newcastle Herald, My Cupcake Addiction’s Elise Strachan, Adelaide GMs of Nova and SCA + Foxtel music channels GM Rebecca Batties

Inside our special double issue for Easter dated March 21-28, Mediaweek magazine #1247-8

Mediaweek TV 1246-47First Look
We start our countdown to season 6 of Game Of Thrones, launching here on Showcase at 11am on Anzac Day, Monday 25 April, with a primetime repeat later that day. Episodes from the show filled nine of the top 10 spots in Foxtel’s 2015 ranking of non-sport shows.

Person Of The Week
Michael Stutchbury
, Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Financial Review, took time to speak to Mediaweek during a busy couple of weeks for the AFR, which included planning for this week’s AFR Business Summit in Melbourne

Inside News Brands
Newcastle Herald editor Heath Harrison talks about dealing with the title’s close proximity to Sydney by focusing strongly on local issues, changes to the paper and website and its plans for 2016

Inside Radio
General managers of Nova and Southern Cross Austereo stations in Adelaide, Neil O’Reilly and James Pedersen, discuss competing for audiences and ad dollars, and ARN national content director Duncan Campbell talks about making changes to fix Mix 102.3’s declining results

Q2 TV Preview
Twelve pages about the most important new shows we’ll be seeing in the next few months on the five FTA networks plus Foxtel

Inside Magazines
Managing director of Hardie Grant Media Jeff Trounce talks about the Jetstar magazine relaunch and how they’re using ambient advertising in planes and airports

Inside Digital Media
Elise Strachan tells how she made a success of her My Cupcake Addiction channel on YouTube plus Microsoft making improvements to its search engine Bing to challenge the superiority of Google

Inside Television #1
New on ABC: Northern Pictures exec Karina Holden on Luke Warm Sex. Plus new on TEN: EP Dafydd Williams on Long Lost Family and EP Paul Leadon on All Star Family Feud

Inside Television #2
How Australia’s FTA broadcasters have embraced online TV: Mediaweek takes a look at 9Now, tenplay, PLUS7, ABC iview and SBS On Demand

Inside Subscription TV
Foxtel music channels GM Rebecca Batties discusses how the Country Music Channel’s CMC Rocks was an even bigger success than ever this year and why this was a win for the thriving country music industry and Queensland tourism

The week in pictures: the grand final of Australia’s Got Talent, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, The Project visits Adelaide, star Jack Black here to promote the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3, plus Perth broadcaster Eoin Cameron retires

Media People
Staff movements at the AFR, Fairfax Media, News Corp, the Australian Press Council, Endemol Shine Australia, Nine, and Edit’d Studio

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