This Week's Media Movements
Foxtel has launched its dedicated cricket channel Fox Cricket. It will deliver cricket content ad-free and in live HD. The commentary team is made up of well-known cricketers such as Steve Smith, Shane Warne, Allan Border, Brett Lee and Mel Jones.
9Honey is partnering with TV host Rebecca Judd, who will take audiences through her home renovation journey. The section called The Style School is already a part of Rebecca’s blog and will include videos, photo galleries and commentary.
Victoria Arbiter, Rosie Waterland and Roxy Jacenko are also joining the 9Honey team. Victoria will produce a weekly column on the royal family, Rosie will write a weekly advice column and Roxy will join as a branded content distributor.
Adam Davy is the new publisher of Morris Media’s Vacations and Travel magazine. He joins the publication from Universal Media, where he held the role of national sales manager. Previously, Adam held a publisher role at Luxury Travel magazine for two years.
Alo Baker is now a co-host on Dubbo’s Hit93.5 breakfast show with Pippa Moore. This will be a return to the town for Alo, who began his radio career in Dubbo. Alo was previously the regional national announcer for the Hit Network on the Gold Coast.
Triple M’s National Drive show producer Sam Cavanagh is taking a few months leave and will return in 2019. Taking over his role will be Whitney Plowman, whose current role at Triple M's Rush Hour program will be replaced by Gill Goode.
Christopher Dore will be taking over Paul Whittaker’s role as editor-in-chief of The Australian. It was announced on Monday that Paul had been appointed CEO of the Australian News Channel. Taking over Christopher’s role as the editor of The Daily Telegraph will be Ben English, with Rachel Hancock taking over Ben’s role as editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin.