Media Files

May 19, 2017

No ads for SBS … Ailes dead … will tweet for pitches …

Murdoch stalwart Roger Ailes is dead. And other media tidbits of the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Today in Media Files, the government is to drop its bill that would allow more prime time advertising for SBS, and the controversial former head of Fox News has died.

SBS fight for prime-time ads over, for now. The federal government will drop a bill that would have allowed more prime-time advertising on SBS. The president for advocacy group Save Our SBS Steve Aujard said Communications Minister Mitch Fifield's office called him yesterday to tell him the bill would be withdrawn. The group has been running a campaign over the past couple of weeks asking viewers to write to their MPs and senators in support of dropping the bill.

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5 thoughts on “No ads for SBS … Ailes dead … will tweet for pitches …

    1. Bill Hilliger

      A great read. A friend of mine in the U.S. gave his amicable 72 year old uncle a subscription to Fox News a few years back. He tells me since then his uncle has become a committed evangelical, watches Fox News as often as he can; nowadays hates and distrust every one, even members of his family who do not accept the Fox News as the absolute truth.

  1. Bill Hilliger

    Good news, yes folks doesn’t get better than this, …Roger Ailes dead.

  2. Chooky

    Re the AFL Footy Show – we and most of our friends here in Adelaide much prefer to watch the Marngrook footy show – it is far more entertaining and has much more interesting and knowledgeable guest commentators than the other free-to-air shows. We would be interested to know how many viewers the show has?

  3. AR

    One small consolation fro the baleful effect Ailes had on news presentation is that he didn’t live long enough to wallow in his $40M golden parachute.
    Pity about those longevity genes the mudorc seems to have inherited from his sainted mother.

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