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10 Daily appoints Belle Stewart to drive sales and commercial revenue
Network has appointed Belle Stewart (pictured) as commercial lead for its news and lifestyle site 10 Daily.
In this role, Stewart is responsible for driving sales and commercial revenue for 10 Daily. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Network 10’s digital sales director Sophie Hicks Lloyd said: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming Belle to the team at a time of rapid growth for 10 Daily. Belle has deep digital commercial acumen and knows the digital publishing landscape well. We have some really exciting plans for the site in 2020 and she is the perfect person to lead the sales charge for the site, well into the future.”
Stewart joins 10 from Concrete Playground where she was a senior business manager. Prior to Concrete Playground, she gained experience in the UK as brand strategist at Tastemade, responsible for the company’s brand and partnerships strategy. Stewart also spent time at Pedestrian Group as advertising and partnerships manager, responsible for managing and developing sales and partnerships across Pedestrian.TV.
Stewart said: “10 Daily has great momentum among readers and out in market. Having such a strong editorial team and being the official online ‘home’ of Network 10’s noisy shows like The Bachelorette, The Project and I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! means we have a really powerful and unique proposition for brands to partner with.
“10 Daily’s first 18 months have been huge and in 2020, the site has big plans to grow its audience and commercial opportunities. I’m really excited to be part of the team and can’t wait to be the 10 Daily mouthpiece out in market.”
BBC Studios appoints two general managers for APAC region
Jon Penn, executive vice president of BBC Studios Asia Pacific (APAC), has announced the appointment of two general managers to lead the BBC Studios teams in Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and South & South East Asia (S&SE Asia).
Fiona Lang, currently chief operating officer for ANZ, has been promoted to the new role of general manager, Australia & New Zealand, leading the Sydney-based branded services (including marketing, advertising and creative), commercial and content sales teams.
Ryan Shiotani, currently acting SVP, branded services, Asia, is promoted to the role of SVP & general manager, South & South East Asia, based in Singapore and leading the branded services, marketing, creative, content and affiliate sales teams in South East Asia and India.
Jon Penn said: “I’m delighted to promote these outstanding leaders to the roles of General Manager and have every confidence that they are the right people to lead the teams to the next level of growth in the APAC region.
“As COO for ANZ, Fiona has clearly demonstrated her strategic and commercial ability, as well as an aptitude for project and team leadership. Ryan has successfully developed and led the Branded Services portfolio in Asia, recently stepping up as Acting SVP for Branded Services and demonstrating his business leadership credentials.”
Both roles report directly to Jon Penn, as part of the newly formed Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional business, incorporating Australia, New Zealand and Asia, which was announced in September 2019.
Ryan Shiotani joined BBC Studios in 2007 as director, programming, Asia, overseeing the editorial direction of BBC Studios’ branded services in Asia, including programming, acquisitions, presentation planning and media planning.
Prior to joining BBC Studios, Shiotani worked across programming, acquisitions, content sales and production in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America for Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia, MTM Entertainment, TV Globo and Sesame Workshop.
Fiona Lang has been chief operating officer, BBC Studios in Australia & New Zealand, since 2014.
Lang joined BBC Studios in 2012 from private practice where she worked in mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate across various industries, including the retail, FMCG, telecommunications, media and communications sector. Working at Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert & Tobin lawyers in Sydney and for Hogan Lovells in Berlin, her clients included News Corp, Yahoo! Inc, Seven Network, Telstra, Pacific Magazines and Diageo.
Disney+ signals streaming era has arrived, everything about to change
The long-promised streaming revolution – the next great leap in how the world gets its entertainment – is finally here, reports The New York Times.
Streaming services, of course, have been challenging the Hollywood status quo for years. Netflix began streaming movies and television shows in 2007 and has grown into a giant, spending US$12 billion on programming this year to entertain 166 million subscribers worldwide. There are 271 online video services available in the United States, according to the research firm Parks Associates, one for seemingly every predilection – Pongalo for telenovelas, AeroCinema for aviation documentaries, Shudder for horror movies, Horse Lifestyle for equine-themed content.
While all this was happening, however, the three biggest old-line media companies – Disney, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia – largely stayed on the sidelines. Charging into the streaming fray would mean putting billions of dollars in profit from existing cable networks like USA, Disney Channel and TBS at risk. Building video platforms of the size needed to compete with Netflix and Amazon would be frightfully expensive. And mastering the underlying technology would require a sharp learning curve. Better to bide their time. When it became clear that protecting their existing business model was more perilous than embracing the future, no matter now disruptive in the near term, they would act.
That time is now. And everything is changing.
As the Big Three entertainment companies launch their video platforms, streaming competition is mounting from Silicon Valley. Apple rolled out Apple TV Plus on Nov. 1. Facebook and Snapchat are determined to become bigger video forces. And never count out YouTube, part of the Google family. Feeling the need for more “quick bite” videos while standing in line at the grocery store? Quibi, a streaming start-up led by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg, is due in April.
‘Sincerely sorry’: ABC casuals to obtain again pay from subsequent month
Virtually 2000 present and former ABC workers will begin receiving again pay from subsequent month, with the excellent entitlements anticipated to value the general public broadcaster tens of millions of , stories The Age’s Broede Carmody.
The ABC alerted employees in January about issues it had inadvertently underpaid greater than 2500 informal employees. On Monday, an ABC spokesperson confirmed a evaluate has since discovered 1886 individuals didn’t get their right entitlements. The opposite 689 weren’t underpaid, in response to the evaluate.
Near $23 million has been put aside within the ABC’s funds for historic wage, wages and superannuation, in response to the 2018-19 annual report.
“We’re sincerely sorry that this occurred and deeply remorse the impression it has had on our individuals,” the spokesperson stated. “This error mustn’t have occurred. The ABC is constant to have discussions with the Truthful Work Ombudsman and the opposite unions about this matter.”
WA Household Court docket choose desires ultimate say on information report
The Household Court docket of Western Australia has ordered The Australian to submit a draft article for its approval earlier than it should think about permitting the newspaper to call a psychologist discovered responsible of professional misconduct, stories The Australian’s Nicola Berkovic.
The order got here as Lawyer-Basic Christian Porter vowed to think about whether or not strict secrecy legal guidelines that stop scrutiny of Household Court docket psychologists “ought to stability privateness points with open justice”.
The Perth-based psychologist, “Dr M”, was discovered responsible of professional misconduct a month in the past however The Australian has been unable to call him as a result of part 121 of the Household Legislation Act prevents the identification of any witnesses in household regulation proceedings, even unbiased specialists.
Actor Craig McLachlan pleads not responsible to a number of assault adjustments
Craig McLachlan allegedly indecently assaulted a feminine actor in entrance of an viewers with an unscripted kiss after which instructed her she was “nothing” in an offstage confrontation, a courtroom has heard, stories The Age’s Adam Cooper.
He’s additionally accused of kissing one other actor a minimum of 20 instances over her physique and tracing a finger round her genitals in a scene the place he was hid by a bedspread however the lady’s face was seen to the viewers.
Littlemore stated McLachlan was given the license to “advert lib” through the manufacturing, each with the written script and his bodily actions, in what actors “name bits of enterprise”.
One of many girls gave proof on Monday to a courtroom closed to the general public and media. Earlier than that, prosecutor Matt Fisher stated McLachlan was charged with indecently assaulting three of the ladies whereas they had been on stage performing.
The listening to is ready to run for 3 weeks however might be closed to the general public and media most of this week whereas Justice of the Peace Belinda Wallington hears the 4 complainants give proof.
U2 frontman Bono stands with Aussie journalists after media raids
U2 frontman Bono was shocked to find the assaults on media freedom in Australia within the wake of Australian Federal Police raids on journalists, stories Information Corp’s Kathy McCabe.
The singer and activist, who advocates for the eradication of poverty and preventable illness by means of the One Marketing campaign, stated the witch hunt for whistleblowers and intimidation of journalists reporting on controversial issues of nationwide safety was “harmful”.
“Fact is the bedrock … and journalists are its guardian angels,” he stated final week after their opening Australian live performance in Brisbane.
The Irish supergroup are famend for immersing themselves within the present political and social climates of the international locations they tour.
Bono requested for extra details about the Australian media’s Proper To Know marketing campaign which seeks safety for journalists reporting on nationwide safety issues and reform of Freedom of Data and defamation legal guidelines.
Journalist says Vanuatu ban linked to China protection
The media director of a Vanuatu newspaper says his ban from the nation is linked to his protection of rising Chinese language affect within the Pacific Island nation, stories The Age’s Anthony Galloway.
Canadian citizen Dan McGarry was stopped from boarding a flight out of Brisbane airport on Saturday morning.
The media director of the Vanuatu Every day Submit group, who has lived in Vanuatu for 16 years, utilized to have his work allow renewed however was rejected earlier this month.
McGarry and his accomplice, who’s a Vanuatu citizen, travelled to Brisbane to attend a discussion board on media freedom in Melanesia, the place his case was a serious matter on the agenda.
McGarry stated his lawyer had suggested him he would be capable to journey to Australia and return to Vanuatu as a customer. “The recommendation was there was nothing barring me from returning to Vanuatu as a customer – I can’t work however I may be with my household,” he stated.
However when he went to board the flight to Port Vila on Saturday morning, he was instructed by Virgin employees the nation had issued an order barring him from flying to the nation.
Terry McCrann: Media burns its proper to assert credibility
Final week’s bushfires haven’t solely – figuratively – fried brains proper across the nation and particularly within the Melbourne-Sydney-Canberra triangle; they’ve additionally arguably singed the media’s ‘Your Proper to Know’ marketing campaign, stories Information Corp’s Terry McCrann.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve got seen little else than dishonesty, distortion and, above all, hysteria from nice swathes of the media in relation to the bushfires. This has been led off by wall-to-wall hysteria from the most important and most pervasive media group in Australia, the ABC; two of the three 9 broadloid papers; and the net Guardian, stuffed as it’s with former Fairfax (9) individuals.
It has been unremitting, unrelenting, wall-to-wall protection. It has been relentlessly partial, dishonest and hysterical.
For media organisations supposedly dedicated to ‘Your Proper to Know’, the ABC, the 9 broadloids and The Guardian specifically have intentionally and thru entrenched ignorance and pervasive cognitive dissonance excluded information and context that they deemed had been ‘Not your proper to know’.
Of their case, it’s been wall-to-wall unqualified ‘local weather change brought on the bushfires’ and all as a result of the Coalition local weather ‘deniers’ and the present PM Scott Morrison specifically had ‘did not take motion on local weather change’.
Gas TV Australia indicators streaming cope with the Seven Community
Gas TV Australia and the Seven Community have signed an settlement that can see a 24/7 streaming channel working on the 7plus platform, in addition to devoted block programming on 7mate.
Gas TV is an Emmy Award-winning international channel with programming specializing in the tradition and life-style of skateboarding, snowboarding, browsing, BMX, MTB, motocross and wakeboarding.
As an unbiased enterprise, Gas TV is seen in additional than 103 international locations, broadcast in 5 languages to greater than 770 million houses. The channel was born within the US, being based by Fox Sports activities Media Group reaching 40 million houses within the US by 2013.
Gas TV Australian managing accomplice Jay Palmer stated: “We’re proud to be aligned with such a progressive community as Seven. We stay up for including to their motion sports activities credentials and showcasing the sports activities and tradition we love as we head in the direction of a pivotal time in motion sports activities with the inclusion of browsing and skateboarding within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games.”
Beers again: Tom Malone reverses determination to sack 3AW govt
After the shock determination to let go of a longtime 3AW govt final month simply earlier than 9 Leisure Co took management of the station, the brand new administration has reinstated the much-admired Stephen Beers.
9 Leisure Co’s new MD radio, Tom Malone, despatched this be aware to employees concerning the transfer:
I’m delighted to announce that Stephen Beers is returning to 3AW as station supervisor – Melbourne. Stephen has generously agreed to contract again to Macquarie Radio as we transition our enterprise into the brand new 9. I’ve taken this determination as a result of even in my first week I see what an necessary contribution Stephen has made to the success of 3AW on this metropolis and for this group and we want his knowledge and assist as we transfer ahead collectively.
Personally, I’ve identified Stephen for 20 years, and I’m trying ahead to working carefully with him as we evolve the sound of 3AW and 1278, enhance the best way we produce and commercialise our content material, and transfer nearer along with the TV, print and digital elements of our enterprise to drive viewers and income development for one another.
Whereas I do know you’ll be pleased with Stephen’s return, this doesn’t alter the problem forward of us. We should all try to ship nice native content material, whereas maintaining an in depth eye on prices to make sure the well being of our enterprise and its contribution to the broader enterprise. That’s my problem to you and Stephen as we transfer into 2020.
Perth radio’s Captain Paul retires to maneuver to Denmark with household
Combine94.5’s “Captain” Paul Shepherd introduced his retirement from radio on Monday on the Clairsy, Matt and Kymba breakfast present, after over 30 years on air with the SCA station.
Shepherd was recognized with bowel most cancers in August and after present process surgical procedure has been receiving chemotherapy therapy and making common visitor appearances on the present.
He might be shifting to Denmark to spend time along with his household, his greatest good friend, Golden Labrador, Bella and in true Captain Paul model, construct a aircraft.
“It’s a giant determination and I actually wasn’t prepared to depart on the time however this has introduced my considering ahead just a few years,” Paul stated.
“While you get a smack within the face that you possibly can die, do one thing about it, I’m doing one thing about it.
“There’s a number of issues I wish to do. I’m going to construct an aeroplane proper from scratch, construct every thing myself and begin flying once more.”
Shepherd began his profession from the skies, flying his plane Chucky excessive over Perth roads, he has most not too long ago been within the studio for Clairsy, Matt and Kymba.
“Gee we miss you, we simply miss you, nobody else laughs at our jokes,” Kymba stated.
“It was very clear what part of the furnishings you might be on this metropolis, not to mention this station,” Matt stated.
“I’m certain there may be lots of people very unhappy to listen to that you’re retiring however glad you’ll be doing what you wish to be doing for the remainder of your life.”
Combine 94.5 will rejoice Shepherd’s profession on-air throughout the following few weeks, with years of unhealthy jokes and tributes airing within the Clairsy, Matt and Kymba breakfast present and throughout the workday.
“I really feel very particular and humbled by all the eye,” stated Shepherd.
“Thanks to all the stunning listeners for his or her assist, I received’t disappear fully.”
Sports activities Media
Australian nice Mark Taylor to make commentary comeback
Mark Taylor will return to the cricket airwaves this summer time, stories Information Corp’s Ben Horne and Robert Craddock.
The previous Australian captain has not been heard on commentary since Channel 9 misplaced the cricket rights two years in the past, however will return to calling for Macquarie Sports activities Radio on the Gabba on Thursday.
Including to the importance of his return, it’s understood the contract to name three Check matches this summer time is the final deal legendary agent John Fordham signed off on earlier than he sadly died final week.
There might be a powerful again to the longer term feeling within the Macquarie field, with Taylor to share the microphones with one other a part of Channel 9’s iconic staff, Ian Chappell.
It’s understood Taylor will commentate each Exams towards Pakistan in Brisbane and Adelaide, and also will name the Sydney Check towards New Zealand in January.
Even in the direction of the tip when his sickness took maintain, Fordham was nonetheless working offers and negotiated the phrases of the brand new contract for 9’s radio arm, Macquarie.