There has been a lot of press this week about the A-League grand final being played at Melbourne’s 30,050 seat AAMI Park as opposed to the 53,355 seat capacity Etihad Stadium. Football Federation Australia (FFA) would prefer the game to be played at Etihad but the AFL’s deal with the stadium meant it had already… Continue reading A-league still has a way to go
The Fairfax Radio Network (FRN) has secured rights to broadcast cricket for the next five years. The FRN which includes Melbourne’s 3AW, Sydney’s 2UE, Brisbane’s 4BC and Perth’s 6PR will have live ball-by-ball coverage of: the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day; the Commonwealth Bank Sydney Test; the Carlton Mid One Day International Series; the KFC T20 International… Continue reading Fairfax Radio to broadcast cricket
I wrote a couple of years ago about the struggle that Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR) would face in establishing a strong radio presence in Melbourne, especially given the existing players in the market namely Fairfax-owned 3AW and ABC 774. Since the well-publicised launch of the station back in April 2010, the station has continued to receive… Continue reading MTR continues to struggle
Nine’s much anticipated comedy program from Hamish and Andy premiered last night. According to OzTAM the show grabbed strong figures for its first outing with 1,456,000 viewers tuning in to see the New York based show. The show, titled Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year delivered a strong result for Nine not only in total audience… Continue reading Hamish & Andy off to a strong start but will it hold?
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) recently held workshops in Sydney and Melbourne on the future of digital radio in cars. The workshops were attended by nearly 100 representatives from the automotive industry, including vehicle product managers, engineering planning teams, industry association members, retailers and manufacturers. The workshops, according to CRA’s press release, focussed on the current status of… Continue reading Digital radio still the underdog
FOXTEL and AUSTAR will pay an estimated $593 million in cash and $85 million in contra to the AFL as part of the new $1.253 billion media rights deal for 2012 to 2016. Foxtel’s CEO Kim Williams AO told the Australian Financial Review that the new deal, “…is a considered investment in terms of retaining… Continue reading Foxtel positions itself for subscriber growth and IPTV dominance
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) confirmed yesterday the growth of advertising revenue for commercial radio stations in Metro Markets, with an overall increase in advertising revenue of 17% to a total of $59.16 million for the month of August (see press release here). According to CRA, Brisbane was the best performing market with an overall growth… Continue reading Radio strengthens its revenue but can digital radio follow suit?
The Australian Government in 2009 requested submissions for the review of the Anti-Siphoning legislation. However, there is still no response from Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy on the outcome of the review. It seems a response from the government is now unlikely until after any election. This delay is dangerous and could have a… Continue reading Still waiting for Anti-siphoning announcement…
The Hamish & Andy juggernaut continues to expand across all forms of media ahead of the pair’s fourth instalment of their incredibly popular Caravan of Courage adventures. This time the Today Network’s drive hosts will tackle Great Britain and Ireland for two weeks. Austereo’s Today Network in the build up to the adventure have introduced… Continue reading Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage goes digital!
The battle on Melbourne’s talk radio airwaves is about to intensify. This Monday (April 19th) at 6am sees the launch of a revamp 3MP 1377 to become Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR) 1377 with Steve Price at the helm of the Pacific Star Network and Macquarie Radio Network joint venture. The station is aimed at taking… Continue reading Talk Radio Round 1: MTR 1377 v 3AW 693