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FRIDAY 29 August 2014

  Nine Entertainment Co makes $144m profit in 2014 financial year: Revenue and profit +5%
-   CEO David Gyngell on ratings gains, revenue share growth, demo leadership & outlook
-   NEC exec team Peter Wiltshire, Geoff Jones and Alex Parsons update their divisions

  Matt Stanton and Deborah Thomas launch Bauer Media's 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty

  Diary alerts: Media i Awards date released for 2014, final day to register for ASTRA Conference

  Grant Tothill taking up new Melbourne-based role for Southern Cross Austereo post-Songl

  Prime Media reports lift in revenue and profit and confirm Peter Macourt appointed to board

  Sports: Croc Media and Hutchy making AFL show for Nine Perth, Seven to keep SANFL

  Lightbox online streaming service launches in New Zealand, but poll finds people want Netflix

  2GB boss Russell Tate terminates Steve "Blocker" Roach's contract following staff clash

  Revealed: Photos show screen portrayal of Gina, Block EP on twins latest Facebook outburst

  Plus: Online video revenues boom, PMP reports small profit, Dank fails in action against Buzz

  Gracie Otto creating new drama for BBC First on Twitter, Apple announce September 9 event

  Friday Magazine Rack: September Cleo which is available in regular or handbag size

  Radio Report: What happened this morning on Australia's #1 metro breakfast show
  Television: Rabbitohs win in penultimate NRL round leads Nine to big Thursday victory
Magazines on sale this week

OK! Kim Kardashian and North West
Who 20-page Emmys & VMAs Special
Rugby League Week Beau Ryan
Big League Who's the ace among the fullbacks?
Women's Weekly Samantha Armytage
Shop Til You Drop Kate Bosworth
Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2014
TV Soap The Bold and The Beautiful
Golf Australia Dustin Johnson
Popular Science Cyber War
F1 Racing Simona De Silvestro
Weight Watchers The Makeover Issue
Woman's Day  George Clooney
NW  Kim Kardashian
Famous  Kim Kardashian
New Idea Kate Ritchie
TV Week Home and Away
Elle Gisele Bündchen
Cleo Blake Lively
GQ Joel Edgerton
M2 David Beckham
Inside Film Magazine John Lawson

On The Box

The Australian drama series Devil’s Playground, produced by Matchbox Pictures, will premiere on the showcase channel on September 9 at 8.30pm with a movie-length debut (episodes one and two combined), followed by one-hour weekly episodes over five weeks.

Latest Podcasts

NEW podcast this week:

We caught up with the former Network Ten breakfast co-host in Auckland. Now the host of a late night Monday to Friday talk show on TV3, Paul Henry told Mediaweek about the missed opportunity at Ten and why he knocked back an offer from TVNZ to host their 7pm timeslot. Henry tells us about the joys of hosting late night after many years in breakfast in NZ and Australia. With an election just weeks away in New Zealand, Henry talks about having politicians on his show and his politics. "They call me a rabid right winger … I'm not rabid!"

Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Coles
3 National Tiles
4 McDonald’s McMate
5 Big W
6 Woolworths
7 Dick Smith Electronics & PowerHouse
8 Best & Less
9 Chemist Warehouse
10 My Aged Care

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending August 25, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor (SME)
2 Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith (SME)
3 Ugly Heart - GRL (SME)
4 Jubel - Klingande (UMA)
5 Don’t - Ed Sheeran (Warner)
6 Prayer In C (Remix) - Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz (Warner)
7 Break Free - Ariana Grande f. Zedd (UMA)
8 Ghost - Ella Henderson (SME)
9 Amnesia - 5 Seconds Of Summer (EMI)
10 Budapest - George Ezra (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 August 25, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 1 September

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First Look

Media industry heavyweights discussed strategies to succeed commercially and ensure newspapers remain viable at  the 2014 Future Forum




Person of the Week

Danny Keens, Director of Media Partnerships, Twitter





Media Buzz

The Weekend Australian Magazine’s Hot 50 Restaurant Awards, magazine turns one, The Flying Winemaker in Sydney, more Paddock to Plate, Nine News rules





Photos from the 2014 Future Forum and the homes+ magazine launch





Media People

Duncan Mulready’s big career move plus staff changes at Blue Star Group, morey media, Shine Australia, Shop Til You Drop, Exponential Interactive and The Guardian




Inside Magazines

Co-founders of Sneaky James Branson and Steve Bush discuss how the magazine has progressed from a free street glossy to an on-sale offering on newsagent shelves




GfK Radio Ratings Survey 5, 2014

Our expert analysis of the results of the latest radio ratings survey for five capital cities





Inside Television

Endemol EPs of Big Brother Alex Mavroidakis and Chris Blackburn are keeping details of format changes for season 9 close to their chest




Inside Subscription TV

Mediaweek preview: Game of Change is the theme of the 2014 ASTRA Conference next Thursday September 4 at Star Event Centre 




Entertainment Charts

This week’s MPDAA box office chart, top 20 iTunes TV episode sales chart, Nielsen’s commercial applications websites and the ARIA top 20 albums and singles charts




iPad Extra: Inside Television Extra

OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Chart for Week 33 and our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 34




iPad Extra: GfK Radio Ratings Survey 5, 2014

Five pages with all the ratings data – complete dayparts, demos and the change in each survey-on-survey