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THURSDAY 31 July 2014

  Nine Network orders fourth season of family drama House Husbands from Playmaker Media

  Screen Australia funding $3.4m in nine documentaries heading to ABC and SBS television
    Productions being made by Beyond, FremantleMedia, Cordell Jigsaw, Screentime and others

  Fairfax Media launches Brisbane Times app with Queensland population feature for launch day

  Deloitte: One quarter of Australians plan to subscribe to online TV service next year – really?

  ASTRA reports Auspoll research finds 60% of Australians support crackdown on pirated TV content

  Adam Turner on Netflix: The grass always looks greener … Netflix can leave you disappointed

  Tigerspike appoints Asia Pacific CEO Alex Burke as global chief executive, will work from Sydney

  BSkyB: Rupert Murdoch's former son-in-law rejects offer to acquire Sky Deutschland shares

  TV: TV Tonight's five-star rave, Green Guide on reality stars, Q&A's shift, Anja Nissen, The Bachelor

  Plus: Former Time Warner CEO on Murdoch offer, ITV profits up 40% after clients buy World Cup

  Kerry Stokes proceeding with defamation against blogger, More NOTW journos charged in UK

  Television: Seven News, Home and Away and The X Factor make Seven #1 in four metro markets
-   The Block helps Nine to hang on to second spot, but Footy Show lifts Nine Melbourne
-   Offspring helps lift TEN as The Bachelor's launch draws small but ad-friendly crowd
Magazines on sale this week

OK! Starving Stars
Who 12 Amazing Bodies
Rugby League Week Cooper Cronk
Big League Super Powers
Shop Til You Drop Keira Knightley
TV Week Soap Extra The Bold and the Beautiful
TV Soap The Bold and the Beautiful
Time Out Sydney Welcome to Redfern
Art Almanac August Issue
Popular Science 25 Reasons to Love Drones
Golf Australia Justin Rose
Woman's Day Reality $candal
NW Celeb Body Rebels
Famous Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne
New Idea Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
TV Week Asher Keddie
Cleo Scarlett Johansson
Gourmet Traveller Rustic Favourites
The Monthly Supermarket Monsters
Tracks Sunday to Sunday
Australian Womankind Searching For Your Future Self

On The Box

The locally-produced observational documentary, Village Vets Australia, begins on July 24 on The LifeStyle Channel.

Latest Podcasts

Two new podcasts this week:

Podcast 43/2014: Maude Garrett
The host of the LA-based syndicated weekend radio show The Hot Hits talks to Mediaweek about life covering the entertainment business in Hollywood. Maude Garrett talks about her best and worst movie junket trips and reveals the names of celebrities that play along with her gags and those that don't. She also talks about her dating challenges, her LA colleagues, her time spent in Australia recently on air with Matty Acton and she details her success in building her Geek Bomb online business.

Podcast 44/2014: Clive Mathieson
Mediaweek went inside the editor's office at The Australian on Friday as Clive Mathieson talked about a busy week that included the 50th anniversary of the launch of the newspaper, the abolition on the carbon tax and the shooting down of MH17. There were plenty of other subjects covered too including the paper's politics, how reporters could make a mark and it was the meeting of two newspaper nerds as Brenden Wood talked collecting newspapers with Mathieson.

Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Domayne
3 Chemist Warehouse
4 McDonald’s McFeast
5 Coles
6 Big W
7 My Aged Care
8 Dick Smith Electronics & PowerHouse
9 Target
10 Commonwealth Bank Everyday Account

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending July 28, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 We Are Done - The Madden Brothers (EMI)
2 Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz (Warner)
3 Stay High (Remix) - Tove Lo Feat Hippie Sabotage (UMA)
4 Nobody To Love - Sigma (UMA)
5 Waves (Remix) - Mr Probz (SME)
6 Stolen Dance - Milky Chance (UMA)
=7 Don’t - Ed Sheeran (Warner)
=7 Stay With Me - Sam Smith (EMI)
9 Boom Clap - Charli XCX (Warner)
10 Ghost - Ella Henderson (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 July 28, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 4 August

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First Look

TEN’s Sunday night special 50 Years Young hosted by Peter Helliar and Carrie Bickmore celebrates the network’s 50th anniversary after a promising week of high ratings




Person of the Week

Monique Perry, Head of Media Industry Group, Nielsen Australia





Media Buzz

David Gyngell dishes on Ray Warren at launch of Warren’s autobiography, Shop Til You Drop going quarterly, Nova’s perks for clients and Steve-O’s stand-up tour





Our cameras were present at events for Harper’s Bazaar, Fairfax Media, the AFR, BBC Worldwide and International Traveller




Media People

Staff changes at BlisMedia, Clear Channel, the ABC, SBS, Medium Rare and BBC Worldwide





Inside News Brands

Fairfax’s national travel editor Anthony Dennis discusses the popularity of Traveller and its soon-to-launch website




Inside Magazines

Editor of nextmedia’s TV Soap Vesna Petropoulos on success of soap titles plus Antonia Case, editor of Womankind, tells why new title doesn’t carry ads




Inside Radio

SCA national sales director Andrea Ingham pleased with rise in revenue plus Mediaweek asks three agency buyers about ratings, revenues and brands




Inside Digital

Publisher Robyn Foyster discusses The Carousel’s unique business model and its allstar contributors




Inside Television

Screentime’s Anzac Girls EP Lisa Scott explains how the series produced for ABC to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1 offers a different perspective on the war




Inside Subscription TV #1

Foxtel’s head of factual Jim Buchan reveals details of H100: We Remember, 18 months of programming on History Channel starting with The World Wars launching August 4 




Inside Subscription TV #2

The LifeStyle Channels’ new head of programming Sarah Kenny offers insights into how the portfolio of channels adds value to drive subscriptions




Entertainment Charts

This week’s MPDAA box office chart, top 20 iTunes TV episode sales chart, Nielsen’s media-generated videos/movies websites and the ARIA top 20 albums and singles charts 




iPad Extra: Inside Television Extra

OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Chart for Week 29 and our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 30