Seven Days – 26 August 2016

It was a huge ratings week. Not only were there survey five radio ratings, but it was also a huge week for Australian television with networks coming out of the Olympics looking to launch big marquee reality event shows. The Mediaweek Seven Days panel offers its thoughts on this and the big media news stories of the week:

  • Peter Zavecz departs Pacific, returns to News as managing director of Herald & Weekly Times
  • Pac Mags stops printing four titles, two go digital
  • The Block v Zumbo v Australian Survivor ratings
  • Australian Survivor moves to three nights a week.
  • ABC3 rebranding to ABC Me
  • ABC Australia Network sponsorship signings
  • Nine earnings – $120m profit
  • Prime and SCA earnings – Prime write-down $122.9 million on value of TV licences and goodwill
  • Radio ratings
  • Gawker shuts its doors
  • Qantas to stream cricket inflight. Optus to stream Netflix / Presto data-free
  • Carrie Bickmore’s Garnier deal

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