Menu
Scroll to top

Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

Is Gerry Harvey stalking Bill Express?

Is Gerry Harvey stalking Bill Express?

Is Gerry Harvey stalking Bill Express, the listed tech company notable for sponsoring the St Kilda AFL team? The company has a suite of products that enables bill payments to be made at newsagents on its network. It also sells mobile phone cards and recharges, mobile eft and mobile advertising services. In short it’s a […]

Iron Chef beats the iron men of AFL

Iron Chef beats the iron men of AFL

We’re meant to be a sport-mad nation, but that really depends on which sport you’re talking about – and where you live. The Sydney Swans AFL team was on prime time TV in Sydney on Saturday night, yet more people tuned into offbeat cooking show Iron Chef on SBS (110,400 viewers versus 94,200). It’s the […]

Chair-swopping at ABC radio in Sydney

Chair-swopping at ABC radio in Sydney

Now here’s a curious development at ABC Local radio’s 702 in Sydney. Ellen Fanning isn’t filling in for Sally Loane this week. That job has gone to Steve Liebmann, the former Today Show host, who’s getting a second and unexpected week of work in the 9am to noon slot on Everyone’s ABC. It seems Ellen […]

Chisholm courts Nine's on-air talent

Chisholm courts Nine's on-air talent

Guess who came to dinner at Sambo’s house? According to Sydney media reports yesterday, Nine’s “interim” boss, Sam Chisholm, has started a private charm offensive among on air-staff. He invited Sydney 6pm newsreader, Mark Ferguson and wife Jayne, to his house in Sydney’s North Shore, to help them celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Also at […]

Harvey Norman's spin in Slovenia

Harvey Norman's spin in Slovenia

Harvey Norman founder Gerry Harvey is about to go on a trip to his company-owned store in Slovenia and tagging along with him will be a crew, reporter and producer from the Nine Network’s Business Sunday. It will be a nice trip in the northern summer, but visiting Harvey Norman’s company-owned stores in New Zealand […]

Dyer and Tele

Dyer and Tele

In last Friday’s sealed section we pointed out the hypocrisy of News Ltd’s Sydney Daily Telegraph in calling for censorship of free to air TV programs because of the “tarting up” of the Ten Network’s Big Brother. No mention of News’ conflicts of interest or those of the politicians making the call. Nowhere is this […]

How TV covered the London bombs

How TV covered the London bombs

It’s the Nine Network’s proud boast that when big news stories happen, Australians turn to Nine. But anyone wanting to watch Nine’s coverage of the bombings, first reported on radio just after 6pm, had to wait almost an hour for the network to catch up. Nine was comprehensively beaten by Seven and the ABC in […]

The Daily Tele's censorship hypocrisy

The Daily Tele's censorship hypocrisy

What does News Ltd want from the Federal Government for the Daily Telegraph to support censorship of free-to-air, but not pay TV television programs? With changes looming in media laws, Holt Street has done a suck job on the tacky Big Brother issue and supports calls for greater scrutiny on TV programs (but not newspapers […]

How TV covered the London bombs

How TV covered the London bombs

It’s the Nine Network’s proud boast that when big news stories happen, Australians turn to Nine. But anyone wanting to watch Nine’s coverage of the bombings, first reported on radio just after 6pm, had to wait almost an hour for the network to catch up. Nine was comprehensively beaten by Seven and the ABC in […]

Max Uechtritz on the outer

Max Uechtritz on the outer

Max Uechtritz isn’t just persona non grata at Nine, he’s also unwanted at the ABC. His old mate John Cameron, the ABC’s head of news, didn’t appreciate the way Max bagged the ABC while he was at Nine. ABC boss Russell Balding is also a non-believer because of the public comments Uechtritz made about the […]