News' revenues on the way to being real estate driven

Writing off fixed assets in Australia and a revaluation of its half-share in Foxtel knocked a US$537 million hole in News Corp's financial results for the last quarter.

Press owners control the platform, say CIN's Garretts

The second US customer for Goss International's innovative Magnum Compact press is attracting publicity following the commissioning of its brand-new US$10 million, 3300 m2 printing plant.

INMA president Challinor takes Trinity Mirror role

After working for the UK group previously and as a consultant on digital projects, INMA president Mark Challinor is going back to Trinity Mirror as commercial director.

Pendulum could swing with print re-evaluation

After what is claimed to have been a year of re-evaluation, a European group believes 2017 could be the 'tipping point' for print media.

RSF launches video campaign as publisher dies

Reporters Without Borders, which this week called on Philippine authorities to investigate the fatal shooting of a local newspaper publisher in Virac, has launched a fundraising campaign in which children face the risks of be...

Lowdown on industry's highs and lows now in a database

This is the chart that chills Australia's newspaper industry and provides a glow of satisfaction for publishers in India.

Daily is back in Fairfax Media's future pronouncements

The 'D'-word has made a welcome return to top-level comments about Fairfax Media's print publishing future: That's right daily newspapers.

Conference addresses conceptions of trust in media

Perceptions that social media is more trustworthy than newspapers are a topic the upcoming Publish Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur plans to address... and a reminder to get Media Awards entries in!

NZ merger decision looms, but fails to draw YouTube views

With just five weeks until New Zealand's Commerce Commission decides whether publishers NZME and Fairfax NZ can merge, the battle for hearts clearly isn't being won on the video front.

LA-la land? News fosters Fairfax speculation

With so much at stake, attention is focussed whether there is foundation to a report that Tom Gore's US$6 billion Platinum Equity may be nosing around Fairfax Media... or whether it is just a ploy to destabilise the Australia...

NMI stats show agencies 'out of sync' with advertisers

Agency advertising choices have come under fire following new statistics which show newsmedia companies' direct digital advertising rising while agency revenue falls.

Ifra India goes back to where it all began in Chennai

Back in Chennai after five years, WAN-Ifra's India 2017 conference will have a new format including a World Editors Forum event.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Kapur talks native at next week's Delhi DMI

Ritu Kapur, who spoke to WAN-Ifra's India conference last year after winning gold there, joins the roster at Digital Media India this month.

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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

Cloud-hosted platform offers tech to Norwegian publishers

Norwegian news organisation Agderposten Medier is merging its news creation and publishing processes via a common technology platform hosted in the Atex Cloud.

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EidosMedia breaks new ground with Cobalt

Cobalt addresses the fundamental challenge in today's digital publishing: the need to deliver tailored content to a growing range of destinations.

ppi Media: Competitive edge on ad sales and process fronts

Dimes or dollars, securing online and mobile digital revenue has never been more important.

NYT hones global model with Australian launch

The New York Times - historically the "gray lady" - is finding new colour in Australia as it rejoices in an experiment it hopes it can translate into a new form of global expansion.

Passionate about print, Darke cites a measured success

Print delivers authority and a medium to show off luxury brands, but its effectiveness needs to be measured in the same way as digital.

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.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Newly-independent locals move quickly into the cloud

A move for Fabrizio Riva from managed services to become Atex' Italian sales director has been accompanied by the closing of two significant deals.

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Kapur talks native at next week's Delhi DMI

Ritu Kapur, who spoke to WAN-Ifra's India conference last year after winning gold there, joins the roster at Digital Media India this month.

WoodWing's Mouw steps down 'for family reasons'

WoodWing Software has a new chief executive in former publishing chief Jan de Roos.

Cancer claims David Cole after a career in publishing tech

Former newspaper publishing consultant and publisher of the Cole Papers, David Cole has died of cancer aged 62.

Amazon ups classifieds push in India

Plans for a global Amazon classifieds site have kicked off with a 'tiny' operation in India.

Yahoo moves give SWM board something else to ponder

While Yahoo maps out its future, prospective purchaser Verizon and Australian partner Seven West Media appear to be playing a waiting game.

REA takes News further into India with PropTiger

Melbourne-headquartered global real estate website publisher REA Group has taken a US$50 million stake in PropTiger as part of a strategic investment in India.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Drinhuyzen back at QIPC for Europe/Africa role

Harold Drinhuyzen has rejoined QIPC/EAE as international sales manager for the Mediterranean, specified African countries and Russia.

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Seven sites in QuadTech's Malayala Manorama control order

Kerala giant Malayala Manorama has opted for QuadTech with a colour registration order which covers 11 presses at seven print sites.

Investment in 'credible' print shows faith in the future

Saxony-Anhalt prime minister Reiner Haseloff isn't clear whether he reads it, but every morning, he fetches the newspaper from the letterbox and lays it on the breakfast table for his wife.

KBA claims market leadership for top-end presses

KBA says it has held on to leadership in the "upper and highest performance" classes for new newspaper presses, despite a "drastically shrinking" market.

Coldset builds print product flexibility with upgrade

Belgian giant Coldset Printing Partners will add heatset waterless print capability as part of a two-year upgrade programme at its Paal-Beringen print site.

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.

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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Split allows Xerox to retire debt and expand

Almost a year after it was announced, digital printer maker Xerox has completed the split of its business into two, creating a new business process outsourcing company called Conduent.

Personalised papers an auspicious start to CNY

Singapore Press Holdings is using its new on-press digital printheads to deliver a range of personalised special editions for readers.

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.

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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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.

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.

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