Hear the latest from the world of TV, radio, entertainment publishing and more in the Mediaweek podcast. This series features regular interviews with the stars, movers and shakers of Australian media industry.
It is nearly four months since Nine took ownership of Fairfax Media and its prized assets The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review. On the eve of Easter, Mediaweek was joined by the executive editor of The SMH and The Age, James Chessell, and the director of subscriptions and growth for The SMH, The Age and The AFR, Dave Eisman. They talked about what life is like with the new owner and the plans Nine has for the newspaper and digital media business.
Recorded just before the Easter break, Mediaweek is joined by one of Australia's biggest TV advertisers, OMD's national chief investment officer Melissa Hey, and the sales boss of TV's #1 network, Nine chief sales officer Michael Stephenson.
Hear them both analyse the value of Married At First Sight, the rest of Nine's schedule including the Australian Open and what Nine still has to come in 2019. Mel also discusses the challenges at Seven and 10 and they both talk about the changing way TV is consumed and the ramifications for TV ad revenue.
As editor-in-chief of news.com.au, Kate de Brito heads a team that attracts over 10m news readers every month. She tells Mediaweek about how people are now consuming their news, what some in the industry don't understand about digital news and why it is so important to follow the readers.
Quite a recap industry has sprouted around the Nine reality series Married At First Sight. But no one does it better, or knows the show more thoroughly, than news.com.au reporter and columnist James Weir. He has covered all six series of the program and he tells Mediaweek about his journey and what watching so much reality TV has done to him.
Mediaweek editor James Manning visits Ross Dagan, 10's network director of news content. Dagan reinforced the broadcaster's commitment to news, spoke about plans for closer ties with CBS and was frank about re-entering the breakfast TV space and extending primetime news coverage. Content discussions covered everything from Studio 10 to 10 Daily to the re-branded early evening bulletin.
A discussion about the fastest growing advertising medium, out-of-home, with two special guests from Posterscope. Bryan Magee is the MD of Posterscope Australia and he is joined by the global president of the business, Stephen Whyte. We cover off regulation, digital, demand, pricing and talk about the world's prime outdoor sites from Sydney's Coke sign to how much it will cost you to make an impression in Times Square or Piccadilly Circus.
Mediaweek contributor Andrew joins James Manning as they cover programs as demure as Dancing With The Stars to outrageous shockers like The Dirt, Netflix's Motley Crue biopic. Along the way they also cover Christians Like Us, Mum, Veep, Our Planet, After Life, Restoration Australia, Australian Crime Stories, KIlling Eve and much more.
Business journalist John Stensholt moved from Fairfax Media to News Corp last year. He is a former editor of The BRW Rich List and last week The Australian published its bigger and better version - The LIst. Hear him tell Mediaweek how he researched 96 Aussie billionaires, most of whom helped provided accurate financial information.
The audio and language services provided by SBS might just be the biggest radio network you are not listening to. Plenty do tune in though across eight live stations broadcasting in 68 languages. A staff of around 200 attract a massive monthly audience which includes 1.6m monthly program downloads. Former Austereo, Macquarie and Nova radio executive Mandi Wicks heads the division and she joins Mediaweek's James Manning to talk about the SBS radio stars and a whole lot more.
A radio masterclass that includes everything from what works best - live reads or produced ads through to could radio ads win an election to Alan Jones' 2GB contract talks! Our special all-star panel is Ben Fordham (2GB drive), Philippa Noilea Tani (Wavemaker's Trading Director) and Brian Gallagher (Chief sales officer, Southern Cross Austereo).
How can she afford that? Where the hell is the money going? Will she ever be able to afford a home?
In her new book A Real Girl's Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins, financial commentator and Money editor Effie Zahos answers these questions. She goes even further in this Mediaweek podcast. The Money TV show used to be huge, we ask Effie why there is no longer a show about money on primetime TV.