Mumbrella live blog: Tuesday, June 3

Welcome to Mumbrella’s live blog, the rolling diary of everything you need to know in media and marketing. Refresh the page for the latest updates.

Top stories:

4:36pm – Remember to check out the FYI section for other news items. Today we have items including AIMIA nominations are now open for new committee appointees; the Catalogue awards extends its entry deadline and Noisy Beast has picked up Armor All’s full service account.

3:30pm – CEO of regional broadcaster Prime Media Ian Audsley has explained his decision to withdraw from the industry television body saying he does not believe the market is ready for internet enabled HBBTV.

3:25pm – This afternoon’s Mumbrella360 Networking session is in full swing.

Mumbrella360 networking

1.12pm – The Mail Online has formally launched its Australian operation with the publication choosing to launch under a rebranded masthead of the Daily Mail Australia. Read about it here. 

1.02pm – Today’s radio survey is the first time in nearly seven years and 55 surveys Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson have not held the number one breakfast show position in Sydney. Alex Hayes speaks to the radio bosses about the changes. Read the story here. 

12.30pm – Breaking news: Prime Media has withdrawn from the TV industry body Freeview. The reasons for the withdrawal are not yet clear but Freeview chairman Kim Dalton has confirmed the move but said the regional network is welcome to return. Read the full story here. 

11.50am – Lonely Planet have a new video ad campaign to coincide with their “Travel Month”. Watch the behind the scenes video below and read about the campaign here.

11.42am – ARN’s Mix102.3 has won the radio ratings in Adelaide with a 16.7 per cent share. Full story here. 

11:16am – After a controversial column last week in which Adam Ferrier said British planners sound more intelligent, this week in Answers for Adam he’s brought some evidence to back up his argument. He’s asking those who reacted negatively if the new information has changed their mind. You can read the post here.

10:17am – Perth radio ratings are in, and its more domination for Mix94.5 which grew its audience again in the west. See the full rundown here.

10:03am – Meanwhile in TV ratings land Seven has given House Rules a third season, with the reality show last night outrating The Voice for the second time this season. Meanwhile, the 24: Live Another Day managed a slight audience improvement, but couldn’t lift ten into double digits for audience share.

9:55am – So in the radio ratings Kyle and Jackie O have lost their number one perch in Sydney’s FM market, with Jonesy and Amanda from WSFM claiming the top spot.

Jonesy and Amanda

9:20am – Radio ratings are coming in and there’s some interesting changes, we’ll have the first reports with you just after 9.30am.

8:42am – There’s a glowing profile piece on The Australian this morning about new REA Group CEO Tracey Fellows who was appointed yesterday. She has been hailed as the “breaker of barriers” no less in the paper, which is owned by 62 per cent REA stakeholder News Corp.

8:06am – Morning all. We’ll start this Tuesday with something of a snake eating its tale style yarn. It’s an attack by Senator Corey Bernardi on Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his attack on Andrew Bolt after his column yesterday accussed Turnbull of planning a leadership challenge. Geddit? See what I’m talking about at the SMH.


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