WIN-Tasmania scraps Hobart news bulletinsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 09th August 2018 at 4:18pm
The WIN Network is stopping the broadcast of weeknight news bulletins in Tasmania from out of the Hobart studios.
The last local edition will air tomorrow, with the bulletins to continue from WIN’s central studio in Wollongong, NSW on August 13, 2018. TEN Eyewitness News First at 5 will replace the weekend news slot on August 18.
WIN’s Tasmania news team will concentrate on producing the content to be aired at Wollongong. No details are available on assignments for hosts Lucy Breaden (pictured, centre) and Brent Costelloe (pictured, right) going forward.
“Whilst the presentation location of our weeknightly WIN News is changing, WIN’s newsrooms in Tasmania will continue to provide the stories of interest to Tasmanian viewers as well as WIN News updates as normal throughout the day on weekdays,” said WIN Network CEO Andrew Lancaster.
Although Lancaster insists that the move will not result in job losses for the current staff, Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance – Tasmania president Mark Thomas was not as assured.
"Sadly, it's the end of a great television era in Tasmania in terms of WIN Television and formerly Tas TV which produced 60 years of television. They were the first television network to go live to air in Tasmania… People who go out every day and do three or four stories a day and do them with passion and do them to the best of their ability to bring local news to Tasmanians all around the state, some of those young people are going to lose their jobs this week and that's very sad," he said.
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Pedestrian TV-Allure Media merger setBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 1:28pm
Nine’s Pedestrian TV is locked in for a merger with former Fairfax Media specialist publisher Allure Media.
Under the merge, the Pedestrian Group will take over the management of Allure’s publications namely POPSUGAR, Gizmodo, and Kotaku. The Allure Media team will join their new Pedestrian TV colleagues at their Surry Hills office in January 2019.
As a result of the merge, Allure Media CEO Jason Scott is stepping down as his functions will be under Pedestrian Group co-founders Chris Wirasinha and Oscar Martin. They will have Nine group publishing chief Chris Janz as their immediate superior.
“The Allure brands provide global insights combined with highly targeted and loyal local audiences around premium categories including business, technology, gaming, entertainment, fashion and beauty,” said Wirasinha.
“The combination of the brands alongside Pedestrian’s existing commercial relationships that include Tinder and Big Flick Energy, and our new T
O’Hare lands Inside Out editor postBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 11:31am
Eliza O’Hare has been appointed the new editor of Bauer Media home interior magazine Inside Out.
She is slated to take over at the end of the year from acting editor Victoria Baker, who had been handling affairs since Bauer Media acquired Inside Out and associated titles Homelife and Country Style from NewsCorp Australia a few months ago. O’Hare had previously spent the past three years as associate editor at Harper’s Bazaar.
Bauer Homes editor-in-chief Lisa Green said O’Hare’s long experience in the publishing and media industries — going back around 30 years — will make a difference for InsideOut as the publication heads toward its 15-year anniversary in 2019.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be starting on Inside Out. It’s such a dynamic brand, and readers have a real fondness for it. I love that it is a champion of Australian design. Australians are very good at creating incredible homes, gardens and interiors and we will co
Hill appointed as Junkee GMBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 at 4:19pm
Junkee Media has hired Meisha Hill to be the company’s new general manager.
Mumbrella reported that Hill’s entry is a part of a staff restructuring. She came back to Australia after nearly seven years in the US, where she was AGM of the New York Times’ advertising division, T-Brand Studio, and handled sales and product marketing at Tremor Video. She had previously worked at the Telstra Advertising Network before relocating to the US in 2012.
Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland said Hill’s experience with T-brand, especially in developing high-quality branded material, will be critical to the company’s growth down the road.
“Junkee is a forward-thinking publisher and agency with incredible momentum and major plans for the future. I’m excited to join the leadership team and to own the operational functions of the business,” said Hill.
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Northsider magazine enters into circulationBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 at 2:54pm
Residents of Sydney’s lower North Shore now have a quarterly magazine that is all about their communities, called Northsider.
As reported on Mumbrella, the Northsider will cover the districts of McMahons Point, Lavender Bay, Milsons Point, Kirribilli and North Sydney.
Former That’s Life deputy editor Anna Gordon and art director Belinda Spillane, former Look magazine art director Angela Joseph, and ex-UK Women’s Health chief sub-editor Frances Pearson have teamed up to produce the magazine. The pilot issue features articles on noted residents and information on various events in the area.
Gordon said the reception to the magazine has been positive and plans for a second issue are being considered.
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Burling steps in as Nine’s new director, replacing CalvertBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 at 2:23pm
The opening day of the new Nine-Fairfax merger has gone well for Steve Burling - with a new appointment as director for morning television operations following the sudden exit of his predecessor, Mark Calvert.
Nine national director of news and current affairs Darren Wick said Burling is vacating the executive producer position at A Current Affair to become EP of Today, with his directorial responsibilities also covering Today Extra and Weekend Today. He had been ACA’s EP for the past year.
The move is also cascading into other positions. Current Nine deputy news director for Sydney Fiona Dear assumes the EP chair at A Current Affair and she in turn will have Meredith Marks as her successor.
In explaining the move, Wick said Dear is inheriting from Burling a show that is in strong shape while Marks’ experience in handling EP work during various breaking-news stories would be vital in Nine’s restructuring of the news division.
New Idea adds royal feature insertBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 10th December 2018 at 3:04pm
New Idea magazine has introduced a special insert loaded with the hottest news from the British royal family, called New Idea Royals.
Released with this week’s issue of New Idea, New Idea Royals magazine is intended to enhance Pacific Magazines’ reach in covering all stories coming out of Buckingham Palace. The pilot edition of Royals is themed around celebrating the holidays with Queen Elizabeth II.
New Idea currently operates a special Royals podcast and social media accounts.
Bath takes on Ten weekend newsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 10th December 2018 at 2:10pm
Chris Bath is coming to Network Ten in 2019 as the news host of Saturday/Sunday show 10 News First.
Network director of news content Ross Dagan said Bath’s experience and “fantastic” character made her a strong addition to the 10 News First team.
Bath brings with her over 20 years’ experience in TV news, with her career encompassing roles at Seven, Prime, and NBN TV. Bath will remain as host of ABC Radio’s Evenings with Chris Bath.
“I’ve been a visitor to Network 10 these past few years and have always loved the friendly, upbeat vibe of the place, so I’m really excited to be officially a permanent part of the team,” said Bath of her appointment.
Follow Bath on Twitter @ChrisBathTV and on LinkedIn.