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Media Affairs

Labor throws over a million dollars at subway TV adverts

Labor has spent more than $1 million on TV advertising in metropolitan markets since the federal election was called, compared to just half a million by the Liberal Party, reports AFR Miranda district.

Between April 10 and April 23, Labor spent $1.86 million on advertising, including $1.3 million on Tube TV ads, $174,983 on regional television and $302,459 on social media. , according to Nielsen Ad Intel.

The Liberal Party spent $683,832 during the same period, including $484,454 on metropolitan television, $74,551 on regional television and $42,881 on social media. The National Party spent $11,733 on regional television ads.

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A record 28 countries ranked “very bad” in the press freedom index

A record 28 countries are rated as ‘very bad’ places for journalism in the World Press Freedom Index, which warns that autocratic regimes are increasingly willing to suppress independent media, reports The gardians Jim Waterson.

Billions of people in countries like China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan struggle to access the journalism produced without the intervention of politicians, with journalists in these places often facing threats to their well-being -be.

The annual press freedom list, produced by campaign group Reporters Without Borders, surveys the state of the media in 180 countries and territories. He blames “the globalized and unregulated online news space that promotes fake news and propaganda” for the worsening situation in many countries.

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‘New spike in culture wars’: Global media reacts to Roe v Wade leak

The prospect of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade has dominated front pages around the world, with global media detailing one of the most polarizing issues in American politics, reports The gardians Amelie Hill.

The Washington Post leads on concerns that the reversal of the legislation poses a threat to abortion rights for women around the world. The newspaper cites leaders around the world in support of the 1973 decision, including comments from French Senator Julien Bargeton that it would be “a terrible setback for American women” and that “progressives everywhere must step up.” .

The world reports that the 98-page draft decision is “very striking in its unqualified and nuanced condemnation, never phrased in these terms, of the entire legal architecture that has contributed to making abortion a constitutional right.”

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TV host Andrew O’Keefe warned by magistrate after court explosion

Former Australian game show king Andrew O’Keefe yelled at a magistrate, saying he had ‘no interest in justice’ and was threatened with contempt of court after he was again denied bail, News Corp’s reports Lauren Ferri.

The 50-year-old appeared visibly distressed and frustrated as he faced Sydney Central Local Court on Wednesday afternoon via AVL from Dawn Correctional Center in Loas.

O’Keefe was charged with six counts in January after police alleged he grabbed a woman by the throat, punched her and pushed her to the ground.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges, including intentionally choking a person without their consent, three counts of common assault and one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.

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Agencies

Verve Appoints Rikki Pearce as General Manager

Verve named Rikki Pearce as Managing Director of Verve Australia and responsible for the new Global Advanced Quant & Analytics practice.

Pearce will work alongside Dan Alexander HeadHead of Global Innovation, and Jason BuchananManaging Director – Verve Collaborations, to form the core management team.

Pearce’s consulting background and recent experience at Qantas and News Corp, combined with advanced degrees in statistics, uniquely positions her to also lead the Australian business and develop a new global practice in advanced quantification and analytics for Verve.

Part of his new role is to bring Advanced Quant and Analytics to the proposition to create truly integrative insights.

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News Brands

The New York Times reaches 9.1 million subscribers

Helped by the recent addition of the sports website AthleticismThe New York Times Company said on Wednesday it added 387,000 net digital subscribers in the first quarter, reports the New York Times’ Katie Robertson.

The company now has 9.1 million subscribers, he said, including those of Athleticismwhich the Times Company purchased on February 1.

As the jump becomes The temperature closer to its stated goal of 15 million subscribers by the end of 2027, Athleticism eating away at the company’s profits. The website, which The temperature bought for $550 million in cash, lost $6.8 million in Feb and March.

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Radio

Triple M radio management responds to Anthony Maroon outburst

Triple M management said it was dealing with the issue internally after an explosive exit from one of its top weekend radio shows, News Corp reports. jonathan moran.

Parent company Southern Cross Austereo took nearly 24 hours to respond after being contacted by The Daily Telegraph on the incident, which took place on Sunday as veteran broadcaster Anthony Maroon stormed out of the studio.

“On Sunday May 1, during Triple M’s NRL show, the on-air team Anthony Maroon, Gordon Tallis, Paul Kent, and James Hooper had a disagreement which resulted in Maroon quitting the show,” a brief response read.

“SCA is handling the issue internally.”

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Television

Nine Entertainment CEO Mike Sneesby expects Stan streaming service’s growth to slow

General Manager of Nine Entertainment mike sneesby conceded that its Stan streaming service faces tough times ahead and is likely to see “a post-Covid flattening” in its subscriber numbers, News Corp’s reports Sophie Elsworth.

Speaking at Macquarie’s annual conference on Wednesday, Sneesby said the TV advertising market remains strong but streaming is likely to see slower growth, noting this follows Netflix’s recent drop of 200,000 subscribers. first quarter of this year.

“A post-Covid flattening is definitely something we’ve had a great run on and certainly something we’re looking forward to,” he said. “I expect to see us continue to grow, probably a bit more moderately than the previous growth phases of the business.”

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Election 2022: leaders forced to wait for their debate to turn behind Lego

Despite all the recent argy-bargy over the hosting duties of the last two televised debates between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albaniannone of the successful bidders – Nine and Seven – expect the political workouts to deliver gold odds, News Corp’s reports James Madden.

Both debates have been ruthlessly pushed back to later than usual timeslots, with the leaders showdown on Nine set to air from 8:45 p.m. Sunday, while the Seven event will screen at 9:10 p.m. next Wednesday.

Clearly, Nine and Seven network ratings calculators felt that Morrison and Albanese weren’t up to the popularity stakes for LEGO Masters and Big brotherwhich will be the 7:30 p.m. introductory broadcasts to the respective debates.

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Piers Morgan ratings plunge as talkTV struggles to attract viewers

Rupert MurdochTV channel talkTV has been rated as having ‘zero viewers’ during prime time broadcasts as the new UK TV channel struggles to attract an audience despite signing up Piers Morgan as a presenter, reports The gardians Jim Waterson.

The news deskthe channel’s one-hour political program hosted by Tom Newton Dunn, did not register a single viewer for half of its Tuesday night show. While that doesn’t rule out the possibility that some people are watching somewhere in the UK, it does mean that the TV audience was so small it wasn’t picked up by the official ratings agency, the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.

Viewership for Morgan’s flagship 8pm show also plummeted, from an average of 317,000 viewers on its launch party to 62,000 viewers a week later, a drop of 80%.

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Bluey won’t be canceled despite reports

Award-winning children’s show Bluey will not be canceled after three seasons despite reports from an inside source at the show’s production studio in Brisbane claiming otherwise, news.com.au reports.

Launched in 2018 on ABC in Australia, Bluey has captured the hearts of millions, winning a number of overseas accolades and attracting top talents like Natalie Portman for speaking roles.

According to a report, the young actor, whose identity has remained anonymous, has seen his voice mature, leaving producers with the difficult decision of whether to recast the role or end the series.

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This year, the networks came up with their own Gold Logie nominees

Major changes in Logie Award nominations continue this year, after a 2-year break, reports Television tonight.

TV week initially reported pre-pandemic changes following industry comments and media reports questioning whether some candidates were worthy.

Since then, event company Rizer has taken over management of the event and fine-tuned those plans.

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Sports media

Seven West Media CEO James Warburton plans to extend AFL TV rights

CEO of Seven West Media James Warburton says the network is well-positioned to extend its lucrative television rights deal with the AFL, after announcing further improved business expectations on Wednesday, News Corp’s reports James Madden and Sophie Elsworth.

In a presentation at the Macquarie Australia Conference in Sydney, Warburton said Seven’s improved earnings outlook was the result of a strong post-Covid rebound in TV advertising, from the acquisition of Prime Media Group earlier this year and the record growth of its broadcast and digital assets, in particular the BVOD (broadcast video on demand) streaming service 7plus.

Seven has held the free-to-air rights to AFL matches since 2010.

After Wednesday’s conference, Warburton said The Australian“We have an excellent relationship with the AFL. We’ve been talking to them for a while.

“We have developed the AFL market, particularly in Brisbane and Sydney, and we are involved in the negotiation process.”

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