Logic may yet prevail with a Fairfax-Seven tie-up

We've argued for years that Fairfax and Seven would be good together, and been told, 'nah, it's Nine'.

Ifra India: Hot clicks and dead kids in data contrast

So it has come to this: Battery journalists "cranked up" by Chartbeat and reminded of their targets, "every couple of hours".

WAN-Ifra India: Baby steps to push up the price of print

Indian news publishers are taking the first 'baby steps' towards a more realistic monetisation model for content.

Ten bidders win more time for court hearing (2nd update)

The second meeting of Ten Network creditors has been moved to September 19, following a legal challenge by WIN owner Bruce Gordon.

Inform17: Reinvigorating trust with traditional values

Trust was a recurring theme for speakers at today's NewsMediaWorks Inform summit in Sydney.

PANPAs: It's an Oz trifecta for mobile, weekday and weekend

Weekday and weekend of News Corp's national daily The Australian - plus its mobile website - won this year's top 'newspaper of the year' awards in Sydney tonight.

Urgent call to help save rare Kiwi Cossars

There are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds.

Logic may yet prevail with a Fairfax-Seven tie-up

We've argued for years that Fairfax and Seven would be good together, and been told, 'nah, it's Nine'.

Ifra India: Hot clicks and dead kids in data contrast

So it has come to this: Battery journalists "cranked up" by Chartbeat and reminded of their targets, "every couple of hours".

WAN-Ifra India: Baby steps to push up the price of print

Indian news publishers are taking the first 'baby steps' towards a more realistic monetisation model for content.

Ten bidders win more time for court hearing (2nd update)

The second meeting of Ten Network creditors has been moved to September 19, following a legal challenge by WIN owner Bruce Gordon.

Inform17: Reinvigorating trust with traditional values

Trust was a recurring theme for speakers at today's NewsMediaWorks Inform summit in Sydney.

PANPAs: It's an Oz trifecta for mobile, weekday and weekend

Weekday and weekend of News Corp's national daily The Australian - plus its mobile website - won this year's top 'newspaper of the year' awards in Sydney tonight.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

CCI Escenic snaps up former ppi chief Ohl

After 20 years leading ppi Media, Norbert Ohl is joining the advisory board of rival CCI Europe and Escenic.

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How two Aussies became the ocean's global video stars

An audience delivered via YouTube now supports the blue water dreams of a few with the imagination to exploit it.

Markets vary on localised OTT content, seminar hears

With the rapid advances in technology, people can tune into their favourite OTT platforms anytime and anywhere, but how do you meet demand for such content.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Layout software's conundrum: Adobe annoys and grows, Quark gets sold

The timing could be sublime: Quark bought by a company which wants to develop its content automation capabilities, just as Adobe's big-end aspirations and subscription model are beginning to get up some users' noses.

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HuffPost scores Lewis from REA for new role

Fairfax joint venture HuffPost Australia has named former REA sales manager Sammy Lewis as its new commercial director.

'Masthead reimagined' follows massive WordPress switch

A new-look for the Sydney Daily Telegraph puts a more reader-focussed face on a massive technology transition at News Corp Australia.

New tech, websites to support 'simplified' Fairfax products

New publishing technology is part of Fairfax Media's plans for its metro daily newsmedia mastheads.

Content marketer Keywee takes agent for Asia Pacific

Keywee - the Israeli startup that says it can drive traffic from Facebook and other platforms to publishers' websites - has announced a move into the Asia-Pacific.

The devices that make newsmedia readers' wishlists

Clues of the tech newsmedia publishers will need to reach is implicit in what readers plan to buy themselves or others for Christmas.

Rivals team up to launch programmatic exchange

Singapore's two biggest publishers have teamed up to create a programmatic exchange for digital advertisers.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Expanded ADMA restructures for 'data leadership'

ADMA has announced a restructure which will see its four existing associations and education arm united as the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership.

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CCI Escenic snaps up former ppi chief Ohl

After 20 years leading ppi Media, Norbert Ohl is joining the advisory board of rival CCI Europe and Escenic.

Digital magazine Arré a winner in South Asia awards

A hard-to-define new digital product which marries fiction with non-fiction was among those making waves at tonight's South Asian Digital Media Awards.

Atex takes off for growth with new Canadian owner

Systems developer Atex Group has a new owner, but not the Italian company which announced its purchase in June.

Screens from plants are nearer than you think

The prospect of a paper-thin computer tablet you could fold up like a newspaper is getting closer, according to a study from a Singapore university.

Agfa abandons its struggle to establish live app Eversify

After a decade's pioneering development in 'live' mobile publishing, Agfa Graphics is dropping its Eversify product.

New hires as Kin Community builds in Oz

Momentum is building at Kin Community Australia - part of Fairfax unit Allure Media - with two new marketing appointments.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

'Bull' of a palletiser is king of Queens

Two new palletisers will upgrade capacity at the New York Times printing plant in College Point, Queens.

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Million-copy daily updates with three new presses

Three new Mitsubishi newspaper presses are to be installed at million-circulation Japanese daily Hokkaido Shimbun.

Installs put IST Metz further into India's UV market

Six UV systems being installed at three Times of India print sites are the latest Indian application of the curing technology.

DB's double benefit from press automation

The benefits of press automation - and specifically auto colour register - are gaining increasing recognition among India's newspaper publishers.

Virtualised MPS lowers the cost of platform upgrades

A new version 6 of ABB's press management system has been marked with a sale to Schibsted's Bergens Tidende in Norway.

'Umbrella' puts manroland in control of DFM's Goss

DFM's Bay Area News Group is to put manroland controls on its Goss presses as part of an upgrade of its Concord, California, print facility.

BCCL team confirm Delhi controls upgrade order

An order to modernise controls on a Geoman press at Times of India's Sahibabad print site will be EAE's largest in the country to date.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Mobile control option for new generation thermal

A new generation of Kodak thermal platesetters offer savings for lower-throughput users, plus new control options.

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Data the link as microcell-delivered papers chase buyers

Linking delivered print - be it a targetted newspaper or promotional print - to online retargetting data is a frontier being explored by mail operators in Europe.

New push to 'sharpen' digital print proposition

A new initiative to exploit the benefits of digital newspaper printing in the Asia Pacific and especially Australia is the result of detailed analysis of the needs of hundreds of publishers.

manroland India takes digital print solutions on the road

Newspaper publishers joined book printers for roadshow events organised by manroland India in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

New finishing system for 96-page digital papers

Tecnau has introduced a new digital print finishing system for newspaper and book production.

Kodak opts to keep Prosper, develop hybrid press options

Kodak says 17 companies - including major press makers - are working with it to integrate the Ultrastream inkjet technology of the Prosper business it will now retain.

'Exciting era' dawns with personalised print

A revolution is underway in the small French town of Avesnes-sur-Helpe as publisher Sogemedia hits its stride.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Help at hand with new smart palletiser

A neighbouring newspaper publisher in the Swedish lakeside city of Jönköping is improving productivity with Schur's new compact palletiser.

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LED turns old Octoman into a 'viral' video star

Views of a video showing production on an LED-UV-equipped commercial web have surprised Baldwin company AMS Spectral UV.

High-volume group WKS goes for more big-book capacity

Big heatset products are becoming a way of life for WKS unit Kraft-Schlötels, which is supplementing a second 160-page press with a world-first 120-pager.

Third 80-page Lithoman for IVE's new Sydney site

manroland has provided more details of the 80-page Lithoman heatset press which will go into IVE Group's new print site in Sydney's Seven Hills.

Goss relocates Polestar press for YM Chantry

A 64-page Goss Sunday press has been commissioned at YM Chantry in the UK, giving the group new short-grain capability.

KBA sells used C518 heatset press to Russian customer

KBA will supply and relocate a used 40-page Compacta press for a customer in St Petersburg, Russia.

Book printer goes web with used Sunday press

Goss service partner Dovak Industrial Services will team with GWS to commission a used Sunday 2000 press in Algeria.

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