Mumbrellacast: George Calombaris and the whole damn thing, plus Mark Humphries on what went wrong with Pointless

It was a big week in TV and the Mumbrella team takes time out during the Finance Marketing Summit to talk it all through. George Calombaris was caught out yet again for underpaying his staff. Ten decided to stand by him, but then he, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston decided not to stand by Ten without a pay rise. The team discusses the irony of the situation and if Masterchef is about to become the new Top Gear.

Plus, Hannah Blackiston sits down with former Pointless host Mark Humphries to discuss what went wrong with Ten’s version of the beloved British game show, what will work in the 6pm slot instead, and how his “whole business model is replacing Grant Denyer”.

Also in this week’s Mumbrellacast, Seven is a year out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the team explained how the network plans on tackling the behemoth of sports broadcasting and the massive channel shares it is expecting.

And Foxtel announced it is ‘revolutionising’ the way people will watch TV, but will is actually make a difference? Is it a revolution? Tune in to find out!

In the news

  • Masterchef wraps up and loses its hosts (1:39)
  • Australian Survivor is back (10:12)
  • Seven’s Olympics plan (14:02)
  • Foxtel gets in bed with Netflix (17:31)

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