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Media3 June 26 Show Blog

Media3 June 26 Show Blog

On this week's show we discuss Sky Television losing the English Premier League football rights to new boys on the block Coliseum Sports Management. It's a revolutionary shift in broadcast football coverage in this country which will see all EPL footy games delivered live to subscribers via the internet.

The top man at Coliseum, Tim Martin, joins Russell Brown in the studio. We also talk about the changes with freelance journalist Duncan Greive, Sommet Sports general manager Mark Cathie, and broadcaster (and fervent footy fan) Miles Davis.

We then take a look at 'The Factory' - a homegrown webseries, inspired by a theatre production of the same name, which launched this week. The webseries was one of the first projects picked in the first ever major funding round for NZ On Air's Digital Media Fund, and follows a fictional family of Pacific Island New Zealanders as they compete in a talent show looking for the best singing group in the factories of South Auckland.

And lastly, we ponder the future of newspapers with New Zealand Herald editor Shayne Currie - fresh back from the World Newspaper Congress in Thailand - and former Weekend Herald editor, veteran newspaperman and author David Hastings.

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