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Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

Dyer comment on Hinch

Dyer comment on Hinch

When Derryn Hinch has a hunch then all sane thinking people had better watch out because anything can be said and anybody’s reputation can be sullied. Is Derryn Hunch the stupidest person in the Australian media. A rhetorical question I know, but given his outpouring about the death of Graham Kennedy, its a tragic end […]

Schapelle coverage

Schapelle coverage

Bugger the Melbourne Cup stopping the nation. Today it will be wall to wall Schapelle Corby as the Nine Network and Seven go head to head with live coverage. Nine goes to Bali at 11.30am, half an hour before Seven’s cross at Noon. Nine advanced its cross from 2pm which was promoted last week in […]

Nostalgia Network resurrects Hendo

Nostalgia Network resurrects Hendo

The groaning noise you can hear is the Nostalgia Network dipping further into the vault of past ideas and talent. Yesterday we reported on the resurrection of The Money program. Today it’s the resurrection of Brian Henderson, who will “top and tail” a three-part series on the Queen. And tomorrow? Well, there are suggestions that […]

Ratings: Nine's big win

Ratings: Nine's big win

The Nine Network did not bring viewers every moment of last night’s first State of Origin Rugby League game – it repeatedly went to ad breaks after tries were scored or there were breaks in the play, only to return with one or two tackles and a kick-off having been missed. It’s not the first […]

Dyer and newsreaders -- misha to finish

Dyer and newsreaders -- misha to finish

Is there yet another covert attempt by Nine management to replace a Sydney newsreader? Rumours are circulating that Mike Munro is being positioned for the weekday 6pm gig in Sydney. When Brian Henderson stepped down from the Sydney 6pm lot he had dominated for years a number of people at Nine were interested. Jim Waley […]

Why the Footy Show dumped Wilson

Why the Footy Show dumped Wilson

It was Rebecca Wilson’s propensity to shoot her mouth off that has cost her a place on the NRL Footy Show, following an interview in the ACP-owned Bulletin magazine this week. So it’s now back to AFL Lovematch on Foxtel and her twice-a-weekend Telegraph columns after she was dumped from Footy Show yesterday. She lasted […]

Nine's about to be in the Money

Nine's about to be in the Money

The Nostalgia Network is going back to the future for its latest programming idea. From the gang that bought viewers Sale of the Century/Temptation comes Money, once again. Yes, Nine is dredging through the cupboard of “well-rested” programs to see if they can be brought back to life. But we understand they won’t be reaching […]

The slow crawl of digital TV

The slow crawl of digital TV

The 2008 switch-off deadline for analogue television will almost certainly be extended because of the snail’s pace take-up of digital TV in the community. Comments made on Monday night in the Senate Estimates Committee hearing by Communications Minister Helen Coonan and some of her officials show the digital uptake in Australia has been very slow. […]

New Idea: new editor, new look, new backstabbing

New Idea: new editor, new look, new backstabbing

The drama over the removal of New Idea editor-in-chief Jenny Gilbert is the talk of the magazine world today, as the mag’s owner Pacific Publications wasted no time in naming her replacement – New Idea’s New Zealand editor Robyn Foyster.The appointment was made by publisher Suzanne Monks, the person who sacked Ms Gilbert last week […]

ASX looks to boost profits

ASX looks to boost profits

Australia’s highly profitable boys club, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), is trying to make itself even more profitable. Around 10% of staff, or 45-55 jobs, will go by the end of June. New CEO Tony D’Aloisio is certainly swinging the axe. DAloisio took the reins at the ASX last October. The cost this financial year […]