Mediaworks Radio appointed RWC 2011 radio rights holder

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has granted MediaWorks Radio broadcast rights to Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. Under the deal MediaWorks Radio will provide listeners with match updates, expert opinion and analysis across its stable of stations broadcast to an audience in excess of 1.4 million*.

The deal also enables a wide range of promotional opportunities for Rugby World Cup 2011 commercial partners to leverage their association with the Tournament throughout New Zealand.

“We are delighted that MediaWorks Radio has joined the extensive family of Rugby World Cup 2011 broadcasters,” said RWCL Managing Director Mike Miller.

“Wall to wall coverage across New Zealand will give fans an unprecedented opportunity to engage with a Tournament that is firmly established as one of the world’s premier sporting events.”

MediaWorks Radio General Manager of Talk Jana Rangooni said: “We’re excited to be able to provide coverage of Rugby World Cup 2011 across RadioLIVE and LIVESport with Martin Devlin leading our coverage alongside an exceptional line up of dedicated sports journalists.”

MediaWorks Radio will also deliver in-depth and entertaining coverage across the stable of music stations, including local involvement in 22 MORE FM markets. Andrew Szusterman, Group Programme Director – Music, said “More than ever we are able to bring the Tournament to life in each and every market we broadcast in and we plan to have some fun!”

– MediaWorks

Bieber a ‘security risk’ on Qantas flight

Pop sensation Justin Bieber was labelled a security risk by a flight attendant on a Qantas flight reports Sky News.

On a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Sunday, Bieber got out of his business class seat to join his staff in economy while the aircraft was taxiing to the runway.

The flight attendant reportedly told the star he had been “acting like a child and would therefore be treated like one.”
Bieber returned to his seat and the flight continued without further incident.

Image: Dan News

7 News wins Logie for Pike River coverage

7 News has won the Logie for Outstanding News Coverage for its coverage of the Pike River Mine disaster.

The award was accepted by Samantha Armytage at the star studded event at Melbourne’s Crown Casino last night.

Interestingly, a promo montage playing on Channel 7 this morning features a clip of a teary eyed Rachel Smalley.

The Today show’s Karl Stefanovic won Most Popular Television Presenter and the coveted Gold Logie.

Other winners include:

Packed to the Rafters (7) – Most Popular Australian Drama
Bondi Rescue (Ten) – Most Popular Factual Program
MasterChef Australia (Ten) – Most Popular Reality Program
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine) – Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie

Watch a clip of Karl Stefanovic winning below: