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Morning Report Headlines
WEDNESDAY 17 September 2014

  Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton retire TV show after 28 years, ABC to retire the format

  Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch attend opening of new London News Corp HQ with Boris Johnson
-   News Corp CEO Robert Thomson on "drive and conviction of one man and one family"

  Clear Channel Media and Entertainment rebrands as iHeartMedia, other divisions retain names

  Southern Cross Austereo, Rubicon Project & TVN in digital partnership for programmatic trading

  NBCUniversal channels E!, 13th Street & Style arrive on Foxtel Play: 57 channels now live

  BBC Earth launches new digital home today with OMD sponsorship deal for Sony cameras

  Fairfax Media’s ad boss Tom Armstrong appoints Chris Freel national agency sales director

  TEN ready to unload new programs including NCIS: New Orleans, Gold Coast Cops & more

  ABC board member Fiona Stanley hits out at ABC critics, takes aim at The Australian

  PwC's global forecast: Newspaper revenue to lift, Streaming won't kill radio, TV "place to be"

  Sky News National to cover New Zealand election result Saturday in partnership with TV3

  Plus: ABC staff to demonstrate against cuts in Adelaide, Is APN News & Media overvalued?
  Rollout week for Netflix across Europe, iHeartMedia releases details of iHeartRadio fest lineup
Fuel tank under The Block keeps headlines coming, Web redesigns for The Journal &

  Television: Nine wins, Seven second…but ABC audience surges as clamour for David & Margaret
-   TEN has its best Tuesday in over a month as The Project hits 700,000 & top 10
Magazines on sale this week

NW Miley Cyrus
Famous Kendall Jenner
New Idea Kate Middleton
Woman's Day Kate Middleton and Princess Mary
TV Week Winner & Losers
InStyle Dannii Minogue
Women's Health Fitness Bucket List Issue The Naughty and Nice Issue
homes+ Picture Perfect
donna hay Chilled Out
National Geographic Rome's Bad Boy
New Scientist Quantum Control
Time Apple Watch – Never Offline
The Spectator The Menzies Time

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

It's a Nova Red Room Global Tour special this week:

Podcast 50/2014:
Nova Red Room Global Tour #1

Tony Thomas, group marketing director, Nova Entertainment
Insights into how Nova Entertainment runs its Red Room operation and how the sponsors for the Global Tour became involved. Hear about the challenges the company faced with logistics, costs and finding the artists. Essential listening if you should have your brand associated with special events like this and probably good to listen to if you work in the media business and have ever run a competition for listeners. Recorded in the Qantas lounge at LAX during the Samantha Jade Red Room.
(Check out our first Tony Thomas podcast too from 18 months ago talking about marketing basics and his marketing career in and out of the media sector.)


Podcast 51/2014:
Nova Red Room Global Tour #2

Kent Small (Smallzy), Nova Network evening host, Tour MC
Nova's ACRA-winning national evening host is the Nova brand's music guru and he appears on his second Mediaweek podcast recorded at the end of the Global Tour. As well as covering off all the action from the tour, Smallzy talks about his evening show this year, his relationships with music companies (and who needs who most) and we even get to hear about his strictly behind-the-scenes executive producer Zach.

Podcast 52/2014:
Nova Red Room Global Tour #3
Nigel Lopez-McBean
, assistant director social media & content marketing, Optus (the sponsor)
The final podcast in this series of three recorded in the USA. We tracked down the rep for sponsor Optus in one of the biggest breakfast buffets in Las Vegas. Lopez-McBean had been not just living it large in swanky hotels full of beautiful people and popstars, he had been filming them too. He gives us some insights into the soon-to-be released piece of content he has been filming during the Global Tour. He also talks about Optus and how social media plays an important part of marketing and customer satisfaction for the telco. Nigel is such a good bloke he will have you thinking about saying Yes and tearing up your existing telco contact if you're with a competitor!

Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Coles
3 Woolworths
4 Chemist Warehouse
5 Target
6 Dick Smith Electronics & PowerHouse
7 McDonald’s McMate
8 Mitsubishi Motors
9 Ford
10 Domayne

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending September 1, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor (SME)
2 Ugly Heart - GRL (SME)
3 Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith (SME)
4 Jubel - Klingande (UMA)
5 Ghost - Ella Henderson (SME)
6 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (UMA)
7 Don’t - Ed Sheeran (Warner)
8 Budapest - George Ezra (SME)
9 Break Free - Ariana Grande f. Zedd (UMA)
10 Amnesia - 5 Seconds Of Summer (EMI)

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 September 1, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 15 September

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First Look

Fashion A-listers, senior NewsLifeMedia staff and media joined Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore in Sydney’s Hyde Park to launch Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2014




Person of the Week

Penny Win, Head of Drama, Foxtel





Media Buzz

More INXS for Seven, Aussie Pickers on the road, BBC launches online shop, International Traveller’s hot 100 travel tips, NZ’s Julie Christie says no to more TV shows





Photos from Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, the 2014 ASTRA Conference and the Devil’s Playground launch




Media People

Staff changes at BBC Worldwide, Fairfax Media’s Domain Group, TEN, the ABC, Nine, McAvoy Media, Brand New Media, Bauer and 96FM




Inside News Brands

Mediaweek speaks to Chad Watson, editor of The Newcastle Herald, which won both Regional Newspaper of the Year and Regional News Site of the Year at the 2014 PANPAs




Inside Magazines

Karen Miles, new editor of Copeland Publishing’s Child magazine, says their print product is thriving because it is so practical for busy parents




Inside Television #1

Executive producer of Sunrise Michael Pell reveals the secret planning that got Seven’s breakfast show across the Pacific first




Inside Television #2

After years running Touchdown, Eyeworks NZ and  two subscription TV channels, Julie Christie says she’s done with TV production, but what’s next for the veteran NZ producer? 




Inside Subscription TV


“Game of Change” was the ASTRA Conference theme this year and Mediaweek has all the news from the 2014 event 



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 35 and our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 36