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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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.
The Australian: Warner Bros Discovery’s new streaming platform coming to Asia-Pacific
OzTam: 2023 ratings calendar
Mumbrella: Survivor, Idol and MAFS: Who won the first tentpole clash of the year?
Australian Financial Review: $300m in ads on the line as AFL, NRL, wagering bosses face grilling
The Australian: AI companies crave credibility but it doesn’t come for free
Marketing Week: Mark Ritson - Brands’ biggest AI opportunity is in making customers believe the bullshit
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.
“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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