Optus’ TV Now service was held earlier this month by the Federal Court not to infringe the AFL or NRL’s copyright in their match broadcasts. Following the Court’s decision the Australian Football League’s Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou, in a wide-ranging interview with the Herald Sun made a number of comments surrounding the case and Optus’ conduct. The comments… Continue reading Demetriou’s comments not misleading
The news started to filter out of Canberra late on Wednesday 23 June 2010 that Kevin Rudd’s Prime Ministership was under threat. By 10:15pm a spilled was called for 9am Thursday. At about 9:25am Thursday 24 June, Sky News Australia reported first that Kevin Rudd had not contested the leadership and that Julia Gillard would become Australia’s first… Continue reading Media frenzy over Rudd’s removal from office.
The Nielsen Company released the fourth survey results for 2010. Whilst much comment has been made elsewhere in the media regarding Ray Hadley overtaking Alan Jones in the Sydney radio ratings (cf. the Australian) the focus must be on Melbourne’s newest talk radio station MTR 1377. FrostGlobal in April discussed the battle between talk heavyweight… Continue reading MTR has a long road ahead…
Editorial comment: Only a few hours ago did news break of one of the greatest sporting scandals in living memory. The Melbourne Storm’s $1.7 million salary cap breaches over the last five years has left the NRL with another scandal and significant damage to the brand in Melbourne, which may be irreparable. There was no… Continue reading Melbourne Storm’s actions leave News Limited dismayed!
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
Melbourne’s Herald Sun today reported that despite the 7pm Project running an extended one hour edition last night where six Celebrity MasterChef contestants were announced, the show only managed 776,000 viewers nationally. This figure ranked the program within last night’s top 20, sitting comfortably at 17th place. According to the Herald Sun, however the show… Continue reading the 7pm Project full of tasty ingredients!
Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) issued a media release today that a subsidiary of Seven Group Limited had requested a copy of CMH’s register of members and register of information about relevant interests. According the media release, CMH will comply with Seven’s request pursuant to the Corporations Act. This request by a Seven Group Limited subsidiary… Continue reading Game on for Fox Sports!