Publish Asia: Fears, threats... and dramatic diversification

If Wednesday was one to instill confidence, today's final day of the Publish Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur brought home all the instabilities and insecurities which had brought many delegates here in the first place.

Asian Media Awards: Local wins delight Malaysia's PM

Mutual delight saw two Malaysian newspapers collect Asian Media Awards collect prizes from the country's prime minister at a gala industry event tonight.

Publish Asia: No shortage of optimism in 'trying times'

There was a lot of optimism in the room today for what Publish Asia 'opener' Patrick Daniel called "trying times".

New formats in KL... and an old one called print

WAN-Ifra's Publish Asia event got off to a strong start today with a cluster of workshops and masterclasses providing an in-depth look into topics, some which are touched on tomorrow and Thursday.

Fairfax sells out of its country music franchises

After recently announcing plans to expand its events activities, Fairfax Media has sold off one of its biggest and best-known franchises - involvement in Australia's country music scene.

News faces up to need to cut costs... at its tabloids at least

The inevitable has happened: After regularly holding Fairfax Media to account over cuts to its editorial teams, rival News Corp Australia has had to face up to the need to balance its own books.

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Publish Asia: Fears, threats... and dramatic diversification

If Wednesday was one to instill confidence, today's final day of the Publish Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur brought home all the instabilities and insecurities which had brought many delegates here in the first place.

Asian Media Awards: Local wins delight Malaysia's PM

Mutual delight saw two Malaysian newspapers collect Asian Media Awards collect prizes from the country's prime minister at a gala industry event tonight.

Publish Asia: No shortage of optimism in 'trying times'

There was a lot of optimism in the room today for what Publish Asia 'opener' Patrick Daniel called "trying times".

New formats in KL... and an old one called print

WAN-Ifra's Publish Asia event got off to a strong start today with a cluster of workshops and masterclasses providing an in-depth look into topics, some which are touched on tomorrow and Thursday.

Fairfax sells out of its country music franchises

After recently announcing plans to expand its events activities, Fairfax Media has sold off one of its biggest and best-known franchises - involvement in Australia's country music scene.

News faces up to need to cut costs... at its tabloids at least

The inevitable has happened: After regularly holding Fairfax Media to account over cuts to its editorial teams, rival News Corp Australia has had to face up to the need to balance its own books.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Online innovations shine in Middle East awards

Four companies took 25 awards in WAN-Ifra's Middle East Digital Media Awards, ten of them going to Hia publisher Saudi Research & Publishing.

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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.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Track pages with an app or drive a video wall

A new mobile app for editors plans to make monitoring a print publishing operation as easy as digital.

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Shepparton switches meter on with paid content app

Privately-owned Australian daily publisher McPherson Media has become the country's first user of Newscycle's paywall solution.

School's in again for copywriters on the way up

Tutors have been named for the first Copy School of the year, to be held in Melbourne in May.

Native podcast shows people will listen, says Fairfax's Cox

Fairfax Media's INMA-shortlisted Decoding Genius native content podcast for GE has been downloaded 142,000 times, the publisher says.

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.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Outbrain takes SVG as India partner

Recommendation service Outbrain has named SVG Media its Indian sales partner, following the digital media company acquisition by Dentsu Aegis Network.

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Online innovations shine in Middle East awards

Four companies took 25 awards in WAN-Ifra's Middle East Digital Media Awards, ten of them going to Hia publisher Saudi Research & Publishing.

Page joins ppi Media in regional role

ppi Media has strengthened its presence in the Asia Pacific with the appointment of David Page as regional business development manager.

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.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Tapping a cash source for print based innovators

Insights into how to access Australian government cash for innovation will be provided at a forum session during the PacPrint trade show.

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Transformed Kiwi print site set for another 20 years

A large order to refit and automate colour control on a 21-year-old newspaper press on "the other side of the world" is a special one for QI Press Controls for two reasons.

'Colossal' Austrian order for QIPC-EAE updates 13 presses

After a trial on one of its eight KBA presses in Vienna, Austrian publisher Mediaprint will add QI Press Controls' IDS-3D colour and register control to the remaining seven presses, plus three more in St. Andrä.

Richmatt adds QuadTech to growing portfolio

Malaysia-based Richmatt Graphics has added control systems vendor QuadTech to a portfolio which includes Indian press maker Manugraph.

News' Rocky print start has Chelsea up in the air

How do you make a story about new printing and distribution arrangements look interesting? Illustrate it with a large picture of a leggy brunette, of course.

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.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Enfocus adds new technology, introduces yearly cycle

Twenty years after its first release, Enfocus has announced an update to its PitStop PDF preflight and correction software and new support arrangements.

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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.

New lower-priced inkjet web makes Lucerne debut

HP has made its boldest bid yet for the entry-level inkjet web market with a new T200 series press launched at InnovationDays in Lucerne.

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.

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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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.

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.

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