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.
The new season of Jack Irish has launched with strong ratings on the ABC and producer Ian Collie talks to Mediaweek's James Manning about working with Guy Pearce, the future of TV and what we can expect from the next season of Rake.
The food writers and restaurants critics talk to Mediaweek's James Manning about the process to select the top 100. They also talk about their careers in food media in Australia and the UK and the secrets of how they review and rate restaurants for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mediaweek visits the Fox Sports HQ in Sydney to talk to Luke McIlveen, executive editor of foxsports.com.au. He discusses his return to News Corp after a controversial parting with the company five years ago to work for Daily Mail Australia, how Fox Sports's digital home could be leveraging from its TV business better, and plans for its upcoming cricket coverage.
This edition Andrew Mercado and James Manning talk about the TV Week Logie Awards and review all the winners and the highlights and lowlights from the Awards' night. Network Ten were the big TV Week Logie winners followed by ABC and Foxtel. Andrew and James also talk about the new series of Jack Irish which has launched with big ratings on ABC.
Mediaweek's Andrew Mercado and James Manning talk about the TV Week Logies and look at a special 60 Years Of Logies magazine from TV Week. Other TV talking points this episode include Optus and the World Cup, Pose, America's Next Top Model, The Staircase, Jack Irish 2, The Affair, Poldark, The Bold & The Beautiful, Wentworth, Australian Survivor and Foxtel's forthcoming HBO series Sharp Objects.
Mark Ferguson spoke to Mediaweek's Kruti Joshi at the Seven News HQ in Martin Place, Sydney. The industry veteran talked about his daily schedule, what it's like to be a presenter on a commercial network, the ratings battle in Sydney and his career highlights. Ferguson also revealed the advice that encouraged him to pursue a career in journalism.
The new Australian ABC drama has been the biggest drama hit for the ABC since The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Mediaweek sat down with producer David Jowsey to hear about the Mystery Road trilogy - two movies and a six-part drama series - and asked how ever did they afford that fabulous cast. It seems when Judy Davis signed on (her previous role earned an Emmy nomination) others wanted to work with one of Australia's finest on a rare Australian TV appearance.
Mediaweek's James Manning speaks with media agency executives about the latest radio ratings. Amplify's Ashley Earshaw and OMD's Andrew Brannaghan together account for close to $400m of the $1b invested in metro radio each year. How important is what they do for commercial radio? "Money talks," said Ash. "If we stop spending they take notice," said Andrew.
Getting insights from key executives at Twitter has been a regular feature in the Mediaweek podcasts in recent times. On our latest visit to the Twitter Blue Room in Sydney we spent time with the director of news, Asia - Pacific, Jonathan Harley. He has details of how newsrooms around Australia and the region use the social media platform and some great tips for Twitter users.
Mediaweek's James Manning visited the ABC Sydney breakfast show this week and sat down with hosts Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck. They discussed everything from their breakfast menu to their thoughts about the campaign being waged against the ABC.
TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate joins Mediaweek's Andrew Mercado and James Manning to talk through the nominees for most of the 2018 TV Week Logie categories.
We work our way through the Most Popular and Most Outstanding categories while Thomas and Andrew also talk about the passing of Home And Away star Cornelia Frances.