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.
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.
For two years now SBS has captured the attention of many Australians with its Slow TV productions from Australia's Mint Pictures. Mediaweek this week did a fast podcast with the Slow TV man - Adam Kay - who tells James Manning about the details involved in filming Australia's two greatest train journeys - The Ghan and then The Indian Pacific. Although a bit of a train buff himself, Kay reveals he spent most of the journey across Australia directing things from a chopper! Hear also about the challenges spending 10 days at sea on the Kimberley Cruise Slow TV shoot. And what might he be filming soon for next year?
Don't miss this fascinating look inside the Nine Entertainment-owned video streaming service Stan. As the platform enters its fifth year, Sneesby talks with Mediaweek's James Manning and Andrew Mercado about its biggest hits and its Australian commissions. Sneesby reveals some of the "secret sauce" that has helped Stan become possibly the most successful streaming platform globally. The business has annual revenue of $200m+ plus and will even make a profit this year!
If you have dismissed Neighbours as a show that is not worthy of your time, it might be time to reconsider your viewing habits. According to one of the most passionate and knowledgeable fans of Australian drama (Mercado), this week is one of the series' high points of its last 35 years. Mercado celebrates the soap with Network 10 Neighbours' executive producer Sara Richardson. The two of them have a good old time and Sara even has some insights into how she broke into the TV industry. She also reveals some of the classic factual and drama series she worked on before 10 at Playmaker and Essential Media.
Australian Crime Stories has been a staple on Nine on Sunday nights. A new series, from by Sydney production company The Full Box, is about to launch. Australian Crime Stories started life as Tough Nuts on Foxtel for Crime + Investigation. Nine bought the first two seasons and then rebranded it and the third season launches this February on Nine and 9Now. Mediaweek speaks with the production team of Bryan Cockerill, Gerri Coy and Adam Shand.
Recorded during the first week of survey for ratings year 2019, Nine's programming director Hamish Turner talks with Mediaweek's James Manning about the current success of Married At First Sight. He recalls how Nine overhauled the format and tells how the tennis has continued its recent growth. Looking into 2019 he also has the latest on new series SeaChange and Lego Masters plus the returning seasons of The Voice and The Block. He also reveals when viewers will see Love Island and Karl Stefanovic's TV return.
10's new twice-a-week makeover show Changing Rooms is something of a career change for Natalie. She tells Mediaweek's James Manning that after time spent as a member of the Rogue Traders and a TV career that has spanned drama and reality, she was lured by the chance to indulge her passion for interior design. As well as detailing what audiences should enjoy about her new show, Natalie remembers her time on Neighbours, hosting So You Think You Can Dance and her time as a judge on two versions of The X Factor in two countries.
A new TV podcast from Andrew Mercado and James Manning starts with Andrew's on location report from the first Australia Decides Eurovision event on the Gold Coast. He attended two dress rehearsals and the live TV concert with some Eurovision experts and delivers their take on the weekend. And then there's Sally4Ever - the truly shocking new series from Julia Davis. Wow! Andrew also finds time to talk about three new Australian dramas all launching on FTA TV in the next week.
The visiting director of the BBC World Service, Jamie Angus, visited Mediaweek at the PodcastOne Sydney studios. He speaks with James Manning on everything from what concerns Australian audiences about news to global news collection and distribution to news ratings and he has some great insights into what could happen with Brexit.
Recorded inside the office of Network 10's chief content officer Beverley McGarvey, Mediaweek has the ultimate insiders guide to the Q1 programming for 2019. From I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! to Sunday Night Takeaway to Dancing With The Stars and Changing Rooms. McGarvey tells James Manning the strategy behind the program commissions and the timeslots. She even reveals what is really happening with Pointless and The Project.