Glenn Dyer —

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator


Aspinall’s disappearing act at Seven

March 14, 2005

David Aspinall, the chief operating officer of the Seven Network will not be returning to his old job. He has been off for around nine months with a middle ear infection and was due to return in January, then February, and now never! This is what Crikey reported last October when Seven TV CEO, David […]

Eddie, Millionaire, ratings and news

March 14, 2005

A week after the on-air promotions proclaimed that Eddie McGuire and Who Wants To Be a Millionaire was going back to ordinary folk after four weeks of stunts, Nine has announced another stunt to try to revive the flagship show’s flagging fortunes. Tonight, the gold medal Championship Special, staring the likes of former swimmer, Petria […]

Seven wins another week

March 13, 2005

Despite the reappearance of Fatty and Eddie’s Footy Shows, the Friday night Rugby League game in Sydney and Brisbane and the AFL Wizard Cup final on Saturday night in Melbourne and elsewhere, the Nine Network has gone down narrowly to rival Seven in a week of ratings the network had high expectations of winning. That […]

Seven, Nine, poaching and rejected dead fish

March 13, 2005

Another week, another win for the Nine News nationally, but with a falling margin over Seven. Another week, another win for Seven in Sydney over Nine and also TodayTonight over A Current Affair. That brought the spinners out from both sides as you can see from this piece in The Australian’s Media section last Thursday. […]

Who wants the ACMA hot seat?

March 12, 2005

Get used to the acronym, ACMA, some time in the next few months as it’s going to be THE regulatory hotseat in the country, arguably surpassing the ACCC of Graeme Samuel and ASIC’s Jeff Lucy. And who will be the head of ACMA? Well, starting with the Financial Review on Friday (page 13), the exalted […]

The growing list of protected companies

March 11, 2005

How many protected public companies are there in Australia? Quite a few from immediate memory including some of the biggest and richest companies in the country . Protected? Yep, by this Federal Government, the one committed to free enterprise and de-regulation. On Friday Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello said the foreign shareholding cap will stay on […]

Ascham: the dust flies and flies

March 11, 2005

Emails fly as parents step up their pressure on the school's governors.

ACP’s plan to push Time Inc out

March 11, 2005

Ratings: Nine wins without a doubt

March 10, 2005

Our daily analysis of last night's television activity

Ascham calls in the spin doctor

March 10, 2005

Why one of Australia's ritziest girls schools has appointed one of Australia's slickest PR firms