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Friday 30 January 2015
All the TV winners from AACTA Awards: Nine and Foxtel crash the ABC prize party
Sony Pictures Television names Greg Sneddon as senior VP, Australia & NZ
Starcom MediaVest most shortlisted Aussie agency at Festival of Media Asia Pacific
Seven Group uses market dip to expand in energy sector with 3.5% stake in Beach Energy
Nickelodeon becomes the latest US channel to offer subscriptions direct to customers
The courts: Jason Morrison & Keysar Trad, Crocmedia fined, Rachelle Louise & Daily Mail
ACT funds TV hits: The Code season two plus new Matchbox/Foxtel series Secret City
Emma Freedman to co-host Jules Lund's weekday 6pm show on SCA's Today Hit network
Radio: Meshel and Tommy broadcast breakfast from home, Rod Stewart joining smoothfm
Syd Con says Rove may return to TEN in talk show: Rove says no, TEN says no
Plus: TMS again becomes The Media Store, CEO of Guardian Media Group departing
   Investigation destroyed reporter Steve Barrett's reputation, Rupert Murdoch & Tony Abbott
   New funding for Mashable Australia expansion, Andrew Webster on Richie Callander
   Alan Jones to get regular 4BC show, The AFR drops Android app ahead of web makeover
 Friday Magazine Rack: OK!'s world exclusive snaps "proving" Lara Bingle pregnant

 Television: Metro ratings not available yet this morning. The regional ratings will give you a guide to how the Thursday shares look. Follow @MediaweekAUS on Twitter for metro ratings details then they become available later today.

Magazines on sale this week

TV Week Soap Extra
The Bold And The Beautiful
OK! Best And Worst Of 2014
Who Taylor Swift
TV Soap The Bold And The Beautiful
Limelight Recording Of The Year
Inside Films The 2015 IF List
Home Design The Summer Living Issue
Practical Parenting New Mum Survival Guide
Film Ink Unbroken
Catalogue Into The Wild
MiNDFOOD Jennifer Aniston
Golf Australia Top 100 Public Access Courses
PC Powerplay Overwatch
Famous Best and Worst Bikini Bodies
New Idea Bec and Lleyton Hewitt
Woman's Day Nicole Kidman
NW Khloe Kardashian
TV Week Georgie Parker
The Spectator Christmas Special
Home Beautiful Star Style at Home
InStyle Miranda Kerr
Vogue Gisele Bündchen
Harper's Bazaar Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Inside Cricket Mitchell Johnson
Healthy Food Guide Your Guide to Healthy Shopping
ProPhoto Wave Motion
Empire The Hobbit
The Economist On trial
Time Person of the Year
New Scientist How To Think About Everything
New Statesman Great White Male

On The Box

Channel Ten has released the first peak into its upcoming reality series Shark Tank. Produced by Shine Australia, the series will air on Ten in 2015.

Latest Podcasts

It's a INXS special this week:

Mediaweek Podcast 71/2014
INXS part 1: Andrew, Tim, Jon and Kirk

During a day of media interviews at Universal Music, Mediaweek's James Manning and Brenden Wood managed to get access to the band just before they were given quadruple platinum plaques celebrating their success this year as the biggest-selling Australian artist. The three Farriss brothers and Kirk Pengilly talked about their involvement with the Seven/Shine miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and what it did for the band and their catalog this year. Each of the members talks about their life in music now and Brenden Wood gets them to talk about their favourite INXS gig of all time – and they each choose a different performance.

Mediaweek Podcast 72/2014
INXS part 2: Manager Chris Murphy

We initially had just 20 minutes to spend with the legendary manager of INXS, but we ended up staying with Chris Murphy for just under 45 minutes as he talked about everything from helping the band with their initial investments when they started to earn big money, his work with Seven and Shine on the miniseries through to having to get the music world interested again in the INXS catalog when he returned to manage them. Murphy also mentions his family life and even his new organic egg business. There is plenty of fruity language, music business insights and plenty of laughs too.

 Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Domayne
3 National Tiles
4 Digital Radio Plus
5 Coles
6 Foxtel
7 Bertocchi
8 Big W
9 Woolworths
10 Vodafone

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending December 15, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Happy - Pharrell Williams
2 Geronimo - Sheppard
3 Chandelier - Sia
4 Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
5 Rather Be - Clean Bandit f. Jess Glynne
6 She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds Of Summer
7 Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
8 Stay With Me - Sam Smith
9 Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
10 Brave - Sara Bareilles

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. Total airplay for 2014


Inside the Magazine: 2 February

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First Look

EP of TEN’s local version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here Stephen Tate answers our questions and reveals details of the show hosted by Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown




Person Of The Week

Sandra Sully, Sydney Newsreader, TEN Eyewitness News





Media Buzz

Gourmet Farmer circumnavigates Tasmania, Al Jazeera’s new website, Camp Orange’s new approach for 2015, second season for Nine’s Inside Story, Harper’s Future Beauty Guide





Our cameras were there at hit104.1 2DayFM brekkie hosts Dan and Maz’s Aussiest Ever Party, Nine’s preview screening of Gallipoli at the Australian War Memorial and the Men’s Health Man sponsors’ dinner



Media People

People in the media industry who received Australia Day honours plus staff changes at News Corp, Fairfax Media and ARN




Inside Magazines

New Belle editor Tanya Buchanan is feeling confident about competing in the home magazines sector with more events for 2015 plus a greater online presence




Inside Radio

Merrick Watts talks to Mediaweek about his year on 2Day breakfast and how his new Triple M drive show Merrick…And Australia differs from the rest of the FM pack




Inside Digital

Presto’s Shaun James is feeling bullish about audience takeup for Foxtel and Seven’s joint venture into the SVOD sector in the face of competition from Stan and Netflix




Inside Television

Playmaker Media’s David Maher discusses the production company’s acquisition by Sony Pictures Television and their focus on quality Australian drama, including new show Hiding starting next week on ABC TV



Inside Subscription TV

Fox Sports has 10,500 hours of live sports in 2015 and MCN’s Marty Medcraf will be selling ads in all of them




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 Charts for Week 3 and our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 4