Apr 2 • 25M

Start the Week: HBO to stream locally from next year; Nine's killer quarter; Betting ads crackdown Is AI just a toy?

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Tim Burrowes
Insights into the media and marketing industry from an Australian perspective, from the founder of Mumbrella and the author of the best selling book Media Unmade, Tim Burrowes
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Welcome to Start the Week, our Monday scene-setter for the week ahead.

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HBO’s Succession is one of Warner Bros Discovery’s crown jewels


  • A launch date for Warner Bros to stream in to Australia

  • How Nine killed it in the first quarter

  • Gambling rules set to blow a hole in Seven’s plans

  • Claiming the field in AI

Today’s episode feature Tim Burrowes and Abe Udy.

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Quotes of the day:

My message to all of these people is the same. ChatGPT is a toy. A fucking toy. Put it down. Or, if you want to spend your professional time playing with it, don’t share your games with the rest of us. We have work to do.

Mark Ritson

“It’s a very interesting question for Seven specifically because they have a locked in their price for AFL for quite a long period of time. If the government came in now and said no more gambling, how could they possibly recoup their revenue?

Dr Hunter Fujak, author, Code Wars

Time to leave you to start your week

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Tim Burrowes