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THURSDAY 17 April 2014

  ABC's iview to give viewers chance to preview complete new Chris Lilley Jonah series

  ABC's Australia Network secures permission to distribute signal to broadcasters in China

  Mark and Carl Fennessy in discussions with Ten about new JV after Shine contract expires

  iSentia nominated for seven awards at AMEC for media insight and measurement

  Matt Fishburn to take on dual role of Clemenger Tasmania MD and director OMD Tasmania

  Nova Entertainment appoints Katie Bridges Adelaide sales director

  Channel 5 UK sale latest: Front runner is joint bid from Discovery and BSkyB

  Sir Martin Sorrell on Omnicom/Publicis "merger of equals": could be delayed until 2015

  Sports Media: Nine sponsoring SANFL clubs, but 7mate showing the matches

  Plus: Was Peaches Geldof about to work for Foxtel? What's next for Carrie Bickmore?
  Mail Online pays rock star after privacy complaint, Why delicious magazine could sell out
  Television: TEN experiments with news back in the 6pm timeslot in Sydney

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Magazines on sale this week

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

New Idea Pete Evans
TV Week Home and Away
NW Kim Kardashian
Woman's Day Prince George
Famous Miley Cyrus
Home Beautiful Design, Colour & Style
Men’s Health Jai Courtney
MKR The Cookbook No.4
Women’s Health Kristen Bell
GQ Sam Worthington
ABC delicious The Baking Issue
ABC Gardening Australia Roses, Roses, Roses
Gourmet Traveller The Chocolate Cookbook
Real Living Dream a little Dream
Cosmopolitan Bride The Real Weddings Annual
Frankie Issue 59
Dolly Divergent Special
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 Chemist Warehouse
4 National Tiles
5 iHeartRadio
7 Beaumont Tiles
8 Beer, Wine & Spirits (BWS)
9 Inspirations Paint
10 BP

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending April 14, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Rather Be - Clean Bandit f. Jess Glynne (Warner)
2 Brave - Sara Bareilles (SME)
3 She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds Of Summer (EMI)
4 Summer - Calvin Harris (SME)
5 Geronimo - Sheppard (MGM)
6 Shot Me Down - David Guetta f. Skylar Grey (Warner)
7 Chandelier - Sia (Inertia)
8 The Man - Aloe Blacc (UMA)
9 Happy - Pharrell Williams (SME)
10 Never Be The Same - Jessica Mauboy (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 14, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 14 April

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First Look

Zombies are in early stages of development with Aussie production house The Feds winning the MIPFormats International Pitch Competition in Cannes with Zombie Bootcamp




Person of the Week

Ian McClelland, Managing Director of Guardian Australia





Media Buzz

Paul West back for more River Cottage, goes gluten-free, Kate Peck starring in Nat Geo People’s A Model Adventure, EP turns 15 and Fair Go for the West




Photos from smoothfm’s client function at The Olsen’s Spoonbill restaurant and Prevention magazine’s breakfast to support National Prevention Week




Media People

Staff changes at News Corp, Mix 94.5, ABC Radio National, Universal Music, SEN and Nova Entertainment




Inside Newspapers

NewsLocal editor-in-chief Kathy Lipari talks about the role of local newspapers





Inside Magazines

McHugh Media founder Michael McHugh celebrates six years of MiNDFOOD, plus a selection of the best recent magazine covers




Inside Radio

Justin Smith goes from producing Melbourne’s #1 morning show to hosting 2UE’s drive show





Inside Radio

Matt Okine goes from stand-up comedy to co-hosting Triple J Breakfast





Inside Television

Seven West Media boss Tim Worner honoured at MIPTV and WTFN’s Steve Oemcke and CJZ’s Matt Campbell on buying and selling at Cannes




Inside Television

Mindful Media CEO and EP Paul Scott says the company’s mission is to make television that helps people




Inside Subscription TV

Stan Grant hosts Crimes That Shook Australia from UK production company Title Role, airing next week on Foxtel’s CI channel




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

All the figures from OzTAM’s Top 100 shows from Week 14, plus Seven’s Resurrection the biggest winner in OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Chart for Week 13