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Friday 27 March 2015

  Ten's Hamish McLennan, FMA's Ian Hogg & Brian Walsh celebrate soapie milestone
-    TV executives join with current and former cast at Neighbours' 30th birthday bash

  Nominations open today for 2015 ASTRA Industry Excellence Awards

  New Nielsen + Facebook survey data show explosion of mobile + video

  Foxtel Arts announces BBC programming ahead of tomorrow's 10am launch

-   Foxtel has a cultural connection with Australia, says Foxtel boss at Arts channel launch

  AFR: Asia-based private equity group bid for Nine Entertainment Co's Ticketek

  Report: Apple preparing to enter streaming music market with a paid-only service

  Revealed: What happened when The Project's Jonathan Hyla met Cate Blanchett

  New cast joining House Husbands: Indiana Evans, Justine Clark and Jane Kennedy

  Twitter introduces Periscope: Share and experience live video from mobile phones

  Seven Adelaide to broadcast Adelaide Oval documentary hosted by Graham Archer

  Plus: Metadata legislation passes senate, Top Gear team could quit the hit show
-   Peter Greste speaks to colleagues at National Press Club, Russell Crowe citizenship
-   ITV confirms the end of Downton Abbey, Fairfax's Alexandra Cain on bad reality TV

  Friday Magazine Rack: Who's 100 most beautiful people double issue

  Television: Cricket World Cup semi final gives Nine biggest primary channel share of year
-   Australian victory gives Nine a chance to win final week of pre-Easter survey
Magazines on sale this week

Who Asher Keddie
OK! Lara Bingle
Big League Blake Ferguson
TV Soap The Bold and The Beautiful
TV Week Soap Extra The Bold and The Beautiful
Time Out Sydney HA Wars!
Inside Out Flying Colours
Golf Australia Adam Scott
Reader's Digest Gallipoli 100 Years A Tribute
Popular Science Inside the Future
New Idea Manu Feildel and Clarissa Weerasena
Famous Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West
Rugby League Week Penrith Panthers
NW Kylie Jenner
Woman's Day Elle Macpherson
TV Week Home and Away
The Spectator Britain Is Working
Vogue Cate Blanchett
Gourmet Traveller Time To Indulge
Elle Rebel Wilson
CLEO Lena Dunham
Donna Hay 80th Issue Collector’s Edition
Homes+ Update Your Kitchen
L'Officiel Georgia May Jagger
Grand Design Australia Kitchen Ideas
Country Life Take Your Garden To Another Level
Limelight The 10 Greatest Maestros Of All Time
The Economist Spreading Fear, Losing Ground
Time Closing The Cancer Gap
New Scientist The Mirror Of Ourselves
New Statesman The Jihadis Among Us

On The Box

The third season of Australian prison drama series, Wentworth, will premiere on Foxtel's SoHo channel on April 7.

The series, from creators Reg Watson and Lara Radulovich, has been produced by FremantleMedia Australia.

Latest Podcasts

Latest Mediaweek Podcast:

Mediaweek Podcast 09/2015: Television
TV critic and host Andrew Mercado joins James Manning and Brenden Wood for the first time in 2015. Topics range from the winners of the 2015 ASTRA Awards, including Foxtel's Brian Walsh, through to who has the best SVOD offer. Brenden Wood also shares his TV experience as a new Fetch TV subscriber. Andrew Mercado reveals his passion for I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Here! and we talk about BBC Showcase and their new shows plus a new hosting job for Rove McManus.

Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Domayne
3 Coles
4 National Tiles
5 Woolworths
6 Foxtel
7 Radio, It’s A Love Thing Campaign
8 Ford
9 Betta
10 Target

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending March 16, 2015

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding (UMA)
2 Cheerleader (Remix) - OMI (SME)
3 Style - Taylor Swift (UMA)
4 Sugar - Maroon 5 (UMA)
5 FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney (UMA)
6 Trouble - Iggy Azalea f. Jennifer Hudson (UMA)
7 Bills - LunchMoney Lewis (SME)
8 Elastic Heart - Sia (Inertia)
9 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson f. Bruno Mars (SME)
10 Take Me To Church - Hozier (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. Data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending March 16, 2015


Inside the Magazine: 30 March

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First Look

Foxtel’s cutting-edge iQ3 set top box was released this week, one day before the arrival of US SVOD giant Netflix, and Mediaweek gets a first look




Person Of The Week

Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Australian News Channel





Media Buzz

ABC Footy 2015 edition, Fairfax relaunches, Bauer launches Food To Love, donna hay collectors edition, Neighbourhood News Network connecting local residents





This week’s photos: up on the roof with Imagine Dragons, Sky News Perth relocates its studio, Harper’s Bazaar hosts premiere of Disney’s Cinderella, SCA hosts Kayla Itsines’ bootcamps



Media People

Staff changes at Screentime, Val Morgan, the ABC’s 7:30, Precinct, SCA, Bauer, and Fox Sports




Inside Outdoor

Updates from APN Outdoor digital network, Torch Media trains and oOh!’s Iconic Trigger research




Inside Netflix

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos talks about their Australian launch – the testing, the research, and the “moment of truth”




Inside News Brands

Fairfax head of mobile Stefan Savva and mX publisher Tamar Oppen discuss developing their mobile offerings to serve consumers wherever they are




Inside Television #1

Executive producer of Seven’s Morning Show Sarah Stinson talks about keeping the show #1 while growing The Daily Edition




Inside Television #2

60 Minutes EP Tom Malone and Allison Langdon discuss working for Nine’s iconic Sunday night news show




Inside Subscription TV

Foxtel’s head of premium entertainment Graham Burrells and channel manager Fraser Stark talk about next week’s launch of the Foxtel Arts channel – the schedule, content suppliers, marketing and program highlights



Entertainment Charts

This week’s MPDAA box office chart, top 20 iTunes TV episode sales chart, Nielsen’s current events and global news websites and the ARIA top 20 albums and singles charts




iPad Extra: Inside Television

OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Charts for Week 11 and our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 12