Third party 'in the wings' if Fairfax/NZME deal falls

An unnamed third party has provided the New Zealand Commerce Commission with a potential alternative to allowing the sale of Fairfax NZ to NZME.

Fairfax out on a limb as ACCC clears APN ARM takeover

Australian competition regulator the ACCC has focussed on local and Brisbane suburban competition in its decision to allow News Corp to take over APN's regional newspapers in the country.

News seals deal for another Australian voice (updated)

News Corp Australia has bought Sky News proprietor Australian News Channel from partners including Murdoch-controlled UK satellite company Sky PLC.

Liu brings tech, Greater China roots to SCMP leadership

SCMP chief executive Robin Hu is 'handing over the baton' after just four-and-a-half years at the head of the English-language daily.

APN ARM: Barriers to entry close Dec 8 (updated)

If you ever thought anyone - Morry Schwartz, perhaps - might challenge the influence of News and the Courier-Mail in Queensland, forget it.

Integration and inspiration round out DMA16

After yesterday's Deseret Digital Media case for separating print and digital businesses, today's Digital Media Asia newsroom focus was on integration.

Third party 'in the wings' if Fairfax/NZME deal falls

An unnamed third party has provided the New Zealand Commerce Commission with a potential alternative to allowing the sale of Fairfax NZ to NZME.

Fairfax out on a limb as ACCC clears APN ARM takeover

Australian competition regulator the ACCC has focussed on local and Brisbane suburban competition in its decision to allow News Corp to take over APN's regional newspapers in the country.

News seals deal for another Australian voice (updated)

News Corp Australia has bought Sky News proprietor Australian News Channel from partners including Murdoch-controlled UK satellite company Sky PLC.

Liu brings tech, Greater China roots to SCMP leadership

SCMP chief executive Robin Hu is 'handing over the baton' after just four-and-a-half years at the head of the English-language daily.

APN ARM: Barriers to entry close Dec 8 (updated)

If you ever thought anyone - Morry Schwartz, perhaps - might challenge the influence of News and the Courier-Mail in Queensland, forget it.

Integration and inspiration round out DMA16

After yesterday's Deseret Digital Media case for separating print and digital businesses, today's Digital Media Asia newsroom focus was on integration.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Scanning digital with the Scandinavians

WAN-Ifra takes its Digital Media Europe event to what is becoming the heartland of digital publishing innovation, Copenhagen, in 2017.

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Now Adobe shows why you can't believe your ears (video)

More than three decades since it was founded, and almost that since the birth of its best-known child, Adobe continues to amaze.

SPH contribute to London 'deep dive' video day

Helping publishers turn video investments into a successful strategy is the subject of a 'deep dive video day" during WAN-Ifra's International Newsroom Summit in London this month.

HTML5 tool takes video editing outside

A new story production tool provides an easy way of editing video and distributing it to platforms including social media and media asset management systems.

Quality second? Online video with speed or love?

Going live online with a video news story in 180 seconds - and doing it 100 times a day - may sound ambitious, but a target for which Expressen TV in Sweden works hard.

Quickflix survives as Foxtel kills off Presto

All change in the streaming video business following Seven West's sale of its half share in Presto to partner Foxtel.

Never enough renos, or girls? REA gets both with TBR trio

News Corp unit realestate.com.au has picked up a couple of girls. Well three actually.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Browser-based CMS stitched into existing tech stack

Instead of upgrading a legacy system or building their own, a Norwegian media group has integrated "best of breed" browser-based components with modules they wanted to keep.

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EidosMedia: Maxing mobile news performance

Recent proposals from Apple, Facebook and Google aim at improving readers' experiences on mobile devices. EidosMedia's Méthode digital publishing platform helps publishers get the most out of the new channels.

The 360 digital strategy

Why the 360 strategy made possible by MILENIUM Cross Media is synonymous with streamline and profitability.

Power of video wins in Asia Digital Media Awards

Video as a force for social change was to the fore among this year's Asia Digital Media Awards.

Hillary, Donald and a dinosaur stalk DMA16

Ahead the tomorrow's Digital Media Asia conference opening, a handful of workshops tackle hot topics... and oh, there's an election going on.

DB's Comics for Change focus of the bare necessities

The comics are light enough, but the subject of a new Dainik Bhaskar initiative is serious - responsible use of water, electricity and food.

Programmatic gives a boost to Australian billings

Programmatic ad bookings have grown by a third in Australia, where digital advertising accounted for a fifth of newsmedia's $2.3 billion advertising billings.

New ad ideas cooking in News' Future Media Lab

It looks like a cross between a bar and a kitchen, and News Corp Australia certainly has plans to mix a cocktail of new ideas there.

Treat native advertising with care, report says

News media companies expect sharp growth in native advertising revenues over the next two years, according to a new survey.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

'No training needed' for Norwegian go-live

The local newspaper Fanaposten, covering Fana in the western county of Hordaland, and part of Media Bergen/Schibsted, is the latest addition to Roxen's customer base in Norway.

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Scanning digital with the Scandinavians

WAN-Ifra takes its Digital Media Europe event to what is becoming the heartland of digital publishing innovation, Copenhagen, in 2017.

Cool hand Adam recruited to Alibaba's HK team

Jack Ma's Alibaba ecommerce business is building up its Hong Kong media team with the appointment of former Wall Street Journal Asia digital editor Adam Najberg.

DMA Singapore insights into the 'dual transformation'

According to Clark Gilbert, news publishing companies must split their digital and print operations in order to thrive in the digital age.

Deseret's outsider share revenue secrets

Like The Hindu's Rajiv Lochan at WAN-Ifra India, Chris Lee - who speaks at the group's Digital Media Asia event in Singapore next month is another 'outsider' looking in.

News seals AppNexus links with $10 million investment

News Corp is extending its grasp on both sides of programmatic with a $10 million investment in adtech company AppNexus.

$35 million seals Nine partnership with CarAdvice

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is to take control of online auto site CarAdvice.com and plans to move further into content-based publishing.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Sound ideas move towards a more automated print process

A cocktail of control and automation upgrades will breathe new life into the DGM press at the heart of Washington State community media group Sound Publishing.

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Telangana daily stronger with launch of new press

Namasthe Telangana is ready for the launch of an English-language edition after pressing the start button on a new high-speed press.

Manugraph 4-1 milestone marked with Kerala order

With their huge circulations and relatively small pagination, it's no wonder 4-1 is the press format of choice for newspapers in India and particularly the southwest coastal state of Kerala.

Mitsubishi signs new order, will focus on diverse needs

Eighteen years after it installed two Lithopia presslines, Japan's Kobe Shimbun has come back to Mitsubishi for its latest technology.

In Venice, a new press takes CSV into the future

An unusual five-tower offset press will replace flexo as a Venice publisher makes a commitment to the future of print.

SWUG to miss 2017 ahead of 'significant' 30th conference

Australia's Single Width Users group will take a break again in 2017 as it approaches its thirtieth year.

manroland scores colour system order... and eats well

Not just good food, but a well-printed newspaper is important in Germany's Saarland, where hauptsach gudd gess is a common phrase.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Register software saves repinning on Community units

A New York newspaper and magazine publisher is claiming good results from the use of register correction software with their 50-year-old press.

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Walliser Bote pulls inkjet experiment to outsource print

Pioneering digital newspaper production at Mengis Druck is in doubt following a decision to outsource printing of the flagship Walliser Bote from January.

Bigger Innovationdays event set for February

Expect global and European premieres when the industrial-scale digital print segment convenes for at Hunkeler Innovationdays in February.

New HD inkjets expand options for publishers

Four new 760 mm PageWide HD inkjets from HP expand options for users, enabling them to address a wider range of commercial applications, the maker says.

'Zero imagination' limits Jersey's print opportunity

His Jersey gig done, Jack Knadjian makes no secret of his frustration over what has and has not been achieved in a well-publicised project.

Singapore's football fans engaged with inkjet data

Variable data for draws and promotions - including one for Carlsberg during the UEFA Euro football tournament - is expanding marketing options for Singapore Press Holdings.

Inkjet 'set to change the face of SA publishing'

South African commercial printer Novus Holdings has made a big step into digital print installing a Kodak Prosper 6000C and seven S-Series imprinting systems.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Bangalore calls time for a conveyor upgrade

Deccan Herald publisher The Printers (Mysore) is renewing a longstanding relationship with an order to update its mailroom system.

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Key personalities in Australia's print tsunami

The tsunami of print consolidation which has washed over the Australian heatset segment in just five weeks is as much about personalities as it is about the realities of the business they are in.

Version-change press is part of $12 million upgrade

A new 16-page heatset press for Blue Star Web in Australia is equipped to change magazine and catalogue editions without stopping.

Big Compacta is on the move in Italian expansion

KBA is relocating a 48-page Compacta 618 heatset press from Portugal to an established customer in the outskirts of napes in Italy.

MBN shows off its new heatset capability

South Korean business newspaper MBN has shown off its new Goss M-600 press at an open house event in Paju City.

Goss links with Italian washing systems maker

A new partnership between Goss International and Elettra will see Goss become the Italian blanket washing systems maker's exclusive dealer in the Americas.

Quick-change Lithoman sets a performance record

Dramatic decals emphasise speed and colour for a heatset printer wanting to promote the capability of its new press.

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