Seven Days – 12 August

Mediaweek editor James Manning joins deputy editor Dan Barrett for this weeks Seven Days podcast, wrapping up the media news stories of the week. The pair are out of the traditional Mediaweek studio this week, with Manning reporting from Melbourne.

They discuss:

  • Fairfax profit reporting
  • News Corp full year results
  • The success of the Olympic Games on Seven
  • Pandora links with Woolworths to launch Australia’s largest retailer radio network
  • Fox Sports revving the engine on dedicated Bathurst 1000 channel launching Oct 3
  • Network Ten using out-of-home takeovers at transport hubs to launch Survivor Australia Series to launch against last night of the Olympics from Rio
  • 60 Minutes clock stops ticking for Michael Usher as he signs on with Seven News
  • Leader Community News launching lifestyle section initially in 11 Melbourne papers
  • ABC business news review: Coverage is “credible” but no clear vision, too many logos
  • Trio of top TV talent to headline ASTRA’s Women In Television Breakfast: Maggie Beer, Marta Dusseldorp and Margaret Pomeranz
  • News Corp’s Brett Clegg reveals plans to upgrade quality of community newspapers
  • Report: WIN’s Bruce Gordon looking for new NEC leadership after share price plunge
  • Netflix review: The Get Down – Baz Luhrmann once again snatches victory from the jaws of defeat

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