Mediaweek (AUS)

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.


Mediaweek (AUS)

Tony Thomas & Paul Jackson on Smoothfm's best birthday

It took Nova Entertainment's management a few formats until they found the right one for Sydney and Melbourne's newest FM licences. Hard to believe it's already seven years old, but with smoothfm #1 FM in Sydney and Melbourne, it will be their best birthday party so far. Nova Entertainment's Tony Thomas and Paul Jackson talk to Mediaweek about how their original strategy got them to where they are today.
00:32:23 5/16/2019

Past Episodes

Mediaweek's James Manning speaks with the co-creators of 10's new drama Five Bedrooms -Michael Lucas and Christine Bartlett (Offspring and Playing For Keeps). How do you get to be a TV writer, writer's block, TV critics and more!
00:40:44 5/9/2019

An intriguing discussion about the photos that help rank The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age among the world's great news brands. We are joined by SMH managing photo editor Mags King, SMH chief photographer Nick Moir and multi award-winning photographer Kate Geraghty. Hear about everything from storm chasing to covering fighting in Mosul. The photographers talk about their hardware, their travel bags and even drone photography.

00:55:27 5/8/2019
Why is it so, so dark in the final season of Game Of Thrones? And who is your favourite Chris Lilley character? Also this week BBT, AGT and Mr Black plus lots more with James Manning and Andrew Mercado.
00:47:57 5/2/2019
The 2019 season of Seven's House Rules launches on the last Sunday in April. This year it boasts a new judge, with Jamie Durie joining Wendy Moore and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen . Jamie visited Mediaweek to talk about his 52nd TV series and he revealed his new long-term Seven contract.
00:34:09 4/23/2019
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.
00:38:10 4/17/2019
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.
00:54:01 4/15/2019
As editor-in-chief of, 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.
00:33:06 4/14/2019
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 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.
00:34:45 4/14/2019

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.

00:31:29 4/3/2019
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.
00:40:42 4/3/2019

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