TV Networks Set To Splash Big Cash On Bali Drug Teen Jamie Murphy

TV Networks Set To Splash Big Cash On Bali Drug Teen Jamie Murphy
SHARE
THIS



Jamie Murphy is set for a massive pay day after being released from Bali police custody without charge, with the Nine and Seven networks set to fight it out with their cheque books for an interview with the Perth teenager.

Murphy was allowed to return home on Wednesday after it was found that the white powder allegedly found on him at a Bali nightclub was not an illicit substance, but in fact a mixture of painkillers, cough medicine and caffeine.

Mainstream media networks are ready to pounce on the opportunity to swing the kid some cash in return for an interview, with The Australian reporting that Nine and Seven would be reluctant to pay any more than $10,000 for such a story.

However, The Australian noted that programming schedules may prove an issue for the networks in snagging a chat with Murphy.

Nine’s A Current Affair is potentially off-air until Tuesday because of the day-night cricket Test between Australia and South Africa, while the conclusion of the official ratings year tomorrow means that Nine’s 60 Minutes and Seven’s Sunday Night is expected to air a significant amount of old footage on Sunday.

According to The Australian, this leaves the option of a five-minute interview with Murphy to feature during the networks’ news bulletins.

Latest News

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”
  • Media

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”

The Federal Court of Australia has given JCDecaux’s acquisition of APN Outdoor the green light. According to a release from APN Outdoor, the Federal Court of Australia has “approved the scheme of arrangement in relation to the JCDecaux transaction”. It adds: “APN Outdoor confirms that an office copy of the Court orders has been lodged with […]

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business
  • Advertising
  • Media

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business

GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed WPP to support its global Panadol business, following a competitive pitch process. WPP will be responsible for creating integrated creative campaigns and content across advertising, digital, shopper and expert marketing, PR and communications for the global Panadol brand. The work will be delivered by a bespoke team led by CEO […]

Michelle Guthrie (Managing Director, ABC) at Radio Alive 2017
  • Media

Michelle Guthrie To Sue ABC

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is taking her ex-employer to court, according to several media sources. As reported in The Australian, Guthrie lodged papers with the Fair Work Commission earlier this week, citing unfair dismissal. Guthrie was fired half-way through her five-year term as managing director of the public broadcaster. The move follows news last week communications […]