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Morning Report Headlines
WEDNESDAY 23 April 2014
  Priceline & Pacific Magazines announce You Beauty campaign for May: print, online, TV

  Nine Entertainment Co continues to build StreamCo team for new VOD business:
-   Les Sampson moves from TV acquisitions to be director of StreamCo acquisitions
-   Hamish Turner to head TV acquisitions, Geoff Dyer to schedule GO! and GEM
-   Director of development & The Voice EP Adrian Swift now looking after Nine digital too

  Fox Sports signs new two-year deal to cover all MotoGP World Championship races

  ABC commissions second season of Nowhere Boys from Matchbox Pictures

  SBS makes changes to marketing team following departure of Katherine Raskob

  ANZAC Day: Herald Sun publishes 24-page Australians at War tribute magazine

  Schwartz Media expands The Saturday Paper to South Australia & Queensland

  Naomi Campbell gets her Vogue Australia cover: but it will cost more than Kylie edition

  Radio ratings preview: SCA's head of content Craig Bruce calls for patience in Sydney
-   And reminds advertisers that SCA's Today Network still has more listeners than others

  Box Office: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 lights up Easter cinemas with $5.3m opening

  Plus: John Edwards denies split with Imogen Banks, Andy Lee on Logies night

  Newsagents org removes chief executive, The New York Times launches The Upshot
  Television: My Kitchen Rules back above 2m during final week means Seven win

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Magazines on sale this week

New Idea Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
TV Week Kylie Minogue
NW Miley Cyrus
Woman's Day Kate Middleton
InStyle Emilia Clarke
OK! Ricki-Lee and Khloe Kardashian
Rugby League Week Jarryd Hayne
Yours Elle Macpherson
Vogue Australia Kylie Minogue
Limelight The Seven Wonders of Shostakovich
Inside Sport Daly Cherry-Evans

On The Box

New observational-documentary series by Eyeworks Australia with David Mason as its executive producer. Coming Soon on Seven.

Latest Podcasts

NEW podcast this week:

Podcast 21/2014: Marcia Hines
With the new album "Amazing" to be released this week. Marcia Hines sits down with Mediaweek to talk about the new collection of songs that sees her writing an album of her own material. Marcia tells the story of how she managed to get Russell Crowe to feature on one of the tracks. Marcia also talks about her time as a judge on Australian Idol, and looks back at her three years as a TV Week Queen of Pop, her relationship with manager Peter Rix (and she reveals the surprising contract she has with him) and talks about some of the great musicians she has worked alongside over the years.

Podcast 22/2014: Michael Idato
On Friday night in the US, Fairfax Media's Michael Idato was reporting on an earthquake shaking parts of the greater LA region. The day before though he was talking with Mediaweek's James Manning and Brenden Wood about being based out of Hollywood for Fairfax Media. We farewelled Idato when he left Sydney for California last year, and this is our first catch-up since he arrived. We cover the US television scene, Aussie actors in Hollywood, TV critics in the US, the late night TV scene and who Michael prefers and we even cover a few local TV subjects too including Lachlan Murdoch's years at Ten.

Listen to the podcast online here or download on iTunes.


Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Domayne
3 National Tiles
4 Chemist Warehouse
5 Big W
6 Woolworths
7 Bunnings Warehouse
8 iHeartRadio
9 The Good Guys
10 BP

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending April 21, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Geronimo - Sheppard (MGM)
2 Rather Be - Clean Bandit f. Jess Glynne (Warner)
3 She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds Of Summer (EMI)
4 Summer - Calvin Harris (SME)
5 Chandelier - Sia (Inertia)
6 Brave - Sara Bareilles (SME)
7 Never Be The Same - Jessica Mauboy (SME)
8 The Man - Aloe Blacc (UMI)
9 Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake (SME)
10 Undressed - Kim Cesarion (SME)

Compiled from 58 stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Central Coast, Newcastle & Geelong, plus triple j and FBi 94.5 in Sydney. Week ending April 21, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 28 April

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First Look

Adshel launches its new 186-screen digital display and interactive network spanning 14 Sydney train stations and engaging passengers during 1.4m daily commuter journeys




Person of the Week

Angela Goodsir, Operations & Systems Development Director, MCN





Media Buzz

News Corp launches ANZAC centennial commemoration, The Courier-Mail’s Canvas, Beamly replaces zeebox, new MKR cookbook, Globecast’s Globestream





Photos from News Corp’s ANZAC commemoration, Woolworths’ launch of Generation Success and the premiere of Animal Planet’s Mystery of the Lost Islands




Media People

Staff changes at Network Ten, Pacific Magazines, Fairfax Radio, Generate and Sunday Life




Inside Outdoor

Adshel’s digital revolution, Torch Media’s rail network and oOh! Media’s Qantas lounge contract




Inside Newspapers

News Corp SA’s regional director Ish Davies on the company’s initiatives and getting market support




Inside Magazines

Magazine veteran Steve Bush talks about the fashion title he founded, Catalogue, and his free mag Sneaky targeting 18-35yo inner-city readers




Inside Radio

Radio is still Nova Entertainment’s main focus but clients are starting to ask for and expect much more. Group sales director Peter Charlton speaks to Mediaweek.




Inside Television

Creative director Anthony Watt talks about how the ABC is reviving its hit music quiz show Spicks and Specks




Inside Subscription TV

CNN’s royal correspondent Max Foster on the challenges of keeping up with Kate, William and baby George down under

Entertainment Charts

From weeks 15 & 16, the MPDAA box office charts, top 20 iTunes TV episode sales charts, Nielsen’s websites charts and the ARIA top 20 albums and singles charts 




iPad Extra: Inside Television Extra

Five pages with all the figures from OzTAM’s Top 100 shows from Weeks 15 & 16, OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Charts for Week 14 & 15 and Subscription TV charts from Week 15