Mediaweek #1241: inside the new issue

This week: ARN’s Tony Kendall, Sunrise’s new set, 9Now launch, Louisa Hatfield, Nova’s Quick Draw, AACTA Awards

cover_tiny_1241Inside the February 8 issue of Mediaweek magazine #1241

First Look
The doctor is in the jungle. Bondi Vet Dr Chris Brown and popular comedian Julia Morris are co-hosting season 2 of TEN’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here and pose for the camera on location in South Africa

Person Of The Week
Tony Kendall
, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Radio Network, talks about his career path from publishing to radio and his plans for 2016

Inside Radio #1
Nova Entertainment has added a second app-based game Quick Draw to The Age Game that it launched last year. Chief marketing and digital officer Tony Thomas explains how this is part of Nova’s approach to connecting with its audience outside actual broadcast times

Inside Radio #2
Community radio stations like Sydney’s 2SER, Brisbane’s 4ZZZ and Adelaide’s Fresh 92.7 offer opportunities for accessing hard-to-reach audiences

Inside News Brands
Undaunted by the challenges of live TV, Sarah Ferguson discusses her new role as presenter on the ABC current affairs show Four Corners

Inside Magazines
Editor Louisa Hatfield talks about the launch of TV Extra, New Idea’s new 16-page weekly supplement

Inside Television #1
Michael Gudinski
, producer of Seven’s miniseries Molly and Molly Meldrum’s real-life mate, talks about making the show and rejuvenating Mushroom Pictures with a renewed focus on TV production

Inside Television #2
Sunrise EP Michael Pell describes the transition of Seven’s breakfast show to its newly designed set. Plus series co-creator Rob Shehadie and actor Darren Gilshenan talk about Nine’s Here Come The Habibs, the network’s first scripted sitcom in over 15 years

Inside Digital Media
Nine replaces its advertising-supported video on demand service Jumpin with a new streaming video platform 9Now for live simulcasting and catch-up viewing. Hostworks chief Will Berryman tells how the company teams with PacTV to provide the video streaming backbone for Australian large-scale events. Plus we talk to Hubspot COO JD Sherman

Spectator
Our cameras go behind the scenes of Seven’s coverage of the Australian Open, Nine’s coverage of the India v Australia ODI and the AACTA Awards presented by Presto

Media People
Staff movement at Pacific Magazines, Sky, News Corp Australia, IBM, Seven’s Sunrise and The Carousel

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