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    Roundup: James Warburton’s reign ends, ABC radio drops, Netflix news

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    Seven West Media chief James Warburton’s reign ends

    Seven West Media chief executive officer and managing director James Warburton has handed over the reins after five years running the media company, which is now embroiled in scandalous claims plaguing investigative program Spotlight, reports News Corp’s Sophie Elsworth.

    Warburton had announced his intended departure in December.

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    Meta artificial intelligence tool ‘a threat to truth as well as our health’

    Meta’s new artificial intelligence tool is punishing local publishers by summarising news so that users aren’t required to click onto individual articles, as doctors warn medical misinformation on its AI chat feature, which includes telling users that crystals are used for pain reduction, could let down the country’s “most vulnerable”, reports News Corp’s Joanna Panagopoulos.

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    Peter van Onselen named new Daily Mail Australia political editor

    Ex-Sky News Australia host and former co-host of The Project Peter van Onselen has joined Daily Mail Australia as political editor, just over a year after leaving the same role at Network Ten, reports Crikey’s Daanyal Saeed. 

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    Radio

    ABC east coast stations hit by falling audiences in second survey

    The ABC’s three main stations on the east coast in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have all suffered ratings falls for the second time this year and the results come despite a significant overhaul of the radio networks, reports News Corp’s Sophie Elsworth.

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    ABC Radio Melbourne’s shows fail to recapture audiences

    ABC Radio Melbourne has continued its slow start to 2024, delivering its second-worst result since records began, with its flagship shows and revitalised content so far failing to recapture audiences, reports Nine Publishing’s Calum Jaspan.

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    Netflix

    Netflix profits surge as streaming service adds 9.3m subscribers in latest quarter

    Profits at Netflix have surged as the world’s largest streaming service added millions of new paying subscribers, reports The Guardian’s Callum Jones.

    The entertainment giant added 9.3 million subscribers in the latest quarter – more than expected by analysts on Wall Street – leaving it with a record 269.6 million worldwide.

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    Netflix to stop providing subscriber numbers in 2025, marking end of an era In streaming wars

    Netflix will stop reporting quarterly subscriber numbers starting with its first quarter 2025 earnings, as the company says it’s more focused on other metrics, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Caitlin Huston.

    Additionally, the streaming giant said Thursday that it would stop reporting average revenue per member, which it refers to as ARM. The company had already stopped providing guidance on paid membership numbers starting in 2023. 

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    Netflix password crackdown delivers millions of new customers

    Netflix showed that its password-sharing crackdown continues to bear fruit, delivering its strongest first-quarter customer additions since the pandemic and further strengthening its position as the dominant global streamer, reports The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica Toonkel.

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    Entertainment

    I’m a Celebrity top three finalists revealed after double elimination

    Two celebrities have been kicked out of the I’m a Celebrity jungle tonight, leaving the top three left to fight it out for the crown, reports News Corp’s Joshua Haigh.

    Brittany Hockley and Ellie Cole were revealed to have received the lowest public votes and were asked to leave their campmates behind on Thursday.

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    Quentin Tarantino scraps ‘The Movie Critic’ as his final film

    Quentin Tarantino is no longer planning to make The Movie Critic, which he had earlier said would be his final film as a director. It was confirmed Wednesday that the director had given the project a thumbs down, reports The Brag’s Pat Saperstein.

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    Opinion: Prime Video’s Fallout adaptation is a spot-on representation of the beloved game

    Critics and fans seem to agree that, much like a mini nuke launched with a 100 per cent VATS hit chance on a Super Mutant’s big head, the television adaptation of Fallout doesn’t miss, reports ABC‘s Jonathan Reardon.

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    Jean-Christophe Novelli brings French touch to new MasterChef recipe

    French-born restauranteur and chef Jean-Christophe Novelli was all at sea when an approach was made for him to join MasterChef Australia, reports TV Tonight’s David Knox.

    Novell was working on a cruise ship when his staff took a call from producers.

    “My associates received a phone call from a gentleman with a Scottish accent asking if I might be interested being on the new judging panel of MasterChef,” he recalls.

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