NRL fights back as codes push further into digital space

Having taken control of content, Australian football codes are delving deeper into ad tech to exploit new revenue as the golden days of multimillion TV rights deals potentially recede.

Intelligently engage buyers? News AU has done it for years

Like Oz only bigger, a new News Corp service using data science to target advertising to 140 million Americans leverages two years' experience from a similar project in Australia.

'Change conversation' to lift programmatic, says Janz

With ad trust issues clouding the data and automation benefits of programmatic, sales teams are distracted from focussing on campaigns and client relationships.

Why target Gen Zers, and how platform initiatives help

Targetting content to individual platforms is seen as the way to reach the youngest audiences, who are "the future for news".

LMA members building new revenue pillars for digital

The USA's Local Media Association has a membership of 3000 newspapers and president Nancy Lane says there are almost as many ideas on how to build digital revenue.

SCMP, Star and SPH score in Asian Digital Media Awards

By any standards, it was a good night at the Asian Digital Media Awards for the South China Morning Post... but not unusually, local heroes Singapore Press Holdings didn't do badly either.

Ink factory death: Help Craig's family at Christmas

Craig Tanner and two maintenance colleagues were working on a vat used to mix black news ink last Thursday when things went terribly, tragically wrong.

Fairfax partnering rivals on ad booking and identity

Two developments in a week are set to change the way digital advertising works in Australia, with Fairfax Media partnering both arch-rival News Corp and Google.

NZ names Voyager to Media Awards as Canon steps back

New Zealand's Newspaper Publishers' Association has named ISP Voyager as the new naming sponsor of its annual Media Awards following Canon's decision to step down.

Australia adds tax and copyright to pressure on duopoly

The ACCC probe into the influence of Google and Facebook - part of the deal agreed with minority NXT members to get media law reform through parliament - is one of several Australian moves adding pressure on the duopoly.

News cuts 111-year-old Manly Daily to biweekly

Just as the iconic Women's Weekly is no longer a weekly, News Corp Australia's Manly Daily will soon no longer be a daily.

Looks like cash: News spruiks $2 bn Brisbane hub plan

News Corp's Brisbane headquarters are to be at the heart of a $2 billion plan to redevelop the city's Bowen Hills district.

Murdoch: No more print buys as stable 'struggles'

After adding APN's Australian regionals to his stable last year, News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch has ruled out further print acquisitions, saying most of its existing mastheads are struggling.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Malaysian publishers unite for programmatic alternative

The push to create a viable publisher-driven alternative advertising exchange has gained momentum with the formation of a new Malaysian alliance.

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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

Vocento pulls digital and print ad sales together

A complex ad sales system which links and allocates to separate businesses including ABC, 11 regional dailies, magazines and events is a first in Spain for developer Lineup Systems.

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NRL fights back as codes push further into digital space

Having taken control of content, Australian football codes are delving deeper into ad tech to exploit new revenue as the golden days of multimillion TV rights deals potentially recede.

Intelligently engage buyers? News AU has done it for years

Like Oz only bigger, a new News Corp service using data science to target advertising to 140 million Americans leverages two years' experience from a similar project in Australia.

'Change conversation' to lift programmatic, says Janz

With ad trust issues clouding the data and automation benefits of programmatic, sales teams are distracted from focussing on campaigns and client relationships.

Why target Gen Zers, and how platform initiatives help

Targetting content to individual platforms is seen as the way to reach the youngest audiences, who are "the future for news".

LMA members building new revenue pillars for digital

The USA's Local Media Association has a membership of 3000 newspapers and president Nancy Lane says there are almost as many ideas on how to build digital revenue.

SCMP, Star and SPH score in Asian Digital Media Awards

By any standards, it was a good night at the Asian Digital Media Awards for the South China Morning Post... but not unusually, local heroes Singapore Press Holdings didn't do badly either.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Group newsrooms linked in cloud-based system

Newsrooms in Rhode Island and Connecticut have been linked through a single production system capable of auto-pagination in a two-site project for RJ Media Group and Sun Media.

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Malaysian publishers unite for programmatic alternative

The push to create a viable publisher-driven alternative advertising exchange has gained momentum with the formation of a new Malaysian alliance.

Not working: HuffPost cuts to Indian model for Australia

It has a page called 'what's working'... but Huffington Post's Australian edition isn't in it.

DMI Mumbai helps digital publishers' 'continuous push'

Mumbai will host the seventh Digital Media India in February.

Print's strengths mixed with digital-first philosophy

There are things you can do with digital, and things you can't. So at last week's Digital Media North America, Mario Garcia focused on the things print does best.

Two Hong Kong sites join R.AGE in Digital Media 'worlds'

Ahead of the cycle restarting with the Asian Digital Media Awards next Wednesday, WAN-Ifra honoured paramount winners of the World Digital Media Awards in a presentation during the Ifra World Publishing Expo and DCX.

Al-Assam joins ppi following Knowledgeview acquisition

After earlier cooperations and the death of its chief executive, UK-based Knowledgeview has been acquired by Hamburg-based ppi Media.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Automation problems fixed with new system

Romanian printer EDS Group is solving automation problems on a 16-year-old Lithoman press it bought two years ago by commissioning new colour and register systems.

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People's Daily Goss relocation goes to manroland

manroland has relocated a Goss newspaper press for influential Chinese newspaper People's Daily.

Broader criteria for quality club as closing date nears

Magazines, digitally-printed and other new print products will be in contention when judging for the next International Color Quality Club starts in January.

Cortina users share product insights in Eindhoven

The growing band of waterless newspaper printers were in Eindhoven - home of Philips and the futuristic Evoluon centre - for the 13th Cortina user workshop meeting.

New Delhi ring of confidence as Amar Ujala upgrades

With huge daily production runs to complete - including that of its flagship 2.9 million circulation broadsheet - a programme of control upgrades is improving quality and reducing costs at Noida-headquartered Amar Ujala Publi...

De Persgroep project cuts press controls in world first

How many consoles does it take to drive a 12-tower Colorman newspaper press? What if we told you two, or even one smart desk and a somewhat smaller team of press operators...

Tablet hub launched in Maintellisense project

manroland web has launched its MainPad service and maintenance tablet as a preliminary stage of its Maintellisense rollout.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Elpical recruits for 'game changing' product launch

Claro image software developer Elpical has appointed Derek Milne as international sales and marketing manager.

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Sogémedia's success sparks new interest in digital print

Personalised, localised print newspapers are on the agenda again following a world tour by the man who may yet put them back in fashion, Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul.

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.

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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Ankara's Tuna hooked on heatset with twin-web Uniset

Turkish book printer Tuna Matbaacilik will install its first heatset press next year, with the acquisition of a semicommercial manroland Uniset 75 press.

Walstead's Rotocobrhi goes 96-pp in retail market growth

A 96-page Goss Sunday 5000 will replace two 48-page presses at Spanish giant Rotocobrhi in Madrid.

Ive Sydney catalogue plant running ahead of schedule

Less than six months after announcing a new location for the facility, Ive Group has its new 80-page heatset pressline and other equipment in production in Sydney's Huntingwood

Warmth and emotion as Steiner spruiks a new press

Emotions ran high when Swiss printer Vogt-Schild Druck celebrated the inauguration of a new Rotoman press in an event attended by 120 guests.

Third Sunday a Master stroke

Goss International has sold a third Sunday 2000 press to Master Graphics, a Midwest US-based inserts, direct mail and custom commercial printer.

One commissioned, EDS books two more 72-page presses

An order for two new 72-page heatset presses follows EDS' move to new premises in Hungary's Vác.

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