Tan ends two decades with SPH as Caroussel recruits

Su-Lin Tan is leaving Singapore Press Holdings after almost 22 years with the publisher.

ppi Media's two managing directors buy out the business

The two managing directors of ppi Media, Hauke Berndt and Manuel Scheyda have led a management buyout of the German newsmedia systems developer.

New backers power next growth phase for Miles 33

UK headquartered newspaper systems developer Miles 33 goes into 2019 with new financial backers to support its plans for geographic and market expansion.

India a major winner as Google YouTube shares innovation cash

Expect more video from a host of news publishers who are the recipients of Google's GNI YouTube innovation grants.

SCMP recruits programmatic expert from London

Hong Kong newsmedia publisher South China Morning Post has recruited Ian Hocking from News UK as its digital director of advertising.

Glennon joins Newscycle with MG2 reader tools acquisition

Newscycle will add MG2's subscription and audience tools to its digital platform following acquisition of the Pennsylvania-based software company.

Celebrate two centuries of sustainability this month

Publishers are being urged to promote the sustainability of newspapers by running specially-produced advertisements this month on Indian Newspaper Day.

Generational change as editor bids for gardening leave

A fourth-generation family member could be a lifesaver for the 130-year-old Hillston and Ivanhoe Spectator as 87-year-old Patrick O'Sullivan plans his retirement.

News bets on wagering and gaming growth with new chief

News Corp is taking a punt on winning even more revenue and market share in 2019 with a swathe of changes to its Australian leadership team.

Get your dates right for Publish Asia in Singapore

Dates to note for Publish Asia 2019, now set for May 7-9 May in Singapore, include a reminder to hurry along with entries for the Asian Media Awards.

Favourite things from News' glittering inhouse talent

Amid the 'raindrops on roses' and other delights resulting from tropical cyclone Owen, I got to thinking of Julie Andrews' 'brown paper packages tied up with strings' when a substantial parcel turned up yesterday (writes Pete...

Jang halts papers as media crisis deepens

Five Jang Group daily editions and the jobs of almost 1000 staff are under threat as Pakistan's media crisis deepened.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Tan ends two decades with SPH as Caroussel recruits

Su-Lin Tan is leaving Singapore Press Holdings after almost 22 years with the publisher.

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Change accelerating in Reuters' video world

In case you missed it, this is the opening video from last week's WAN-Ifra Digital Media Asia event.

Virtually amazing: Harnessing AR for World Cup effect

As the football World Cup progresses, fans and tecchies alike have been able to savour mind-blowing visual effects and the imaginative use global broadcasters have made of them.

Ma's billionaire fist is death to basketball

The eccentricities of billionaire media moguls are something the industry needs to get used to, but it's taking time to come to terms with Jack Ma's performance aspirations.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Swiss media unit builds premium sales with Adpoint

Swiss media marketing company Admeira is to use Lineup's Adpoint system for sales and operations across the business.

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ppi at The Printers Mysore: A first for India

Bilingual and multiplatform, the Content-X system at The Printers Mysore in Bangalore has been implemented in just six months.

ppiMedia's AdSelf self-service ad portal in use at VRM

The VRM group, which is headquartered in Mainz, reaches more than one million readers and has a circulation of more than 320,000 copies.

How Nine pushes SUVs to its MAFS audience romantics

Addressable advertising will play a bigger role in Nine's advertising offering, with targeted digital video heading a range of advertising products.

Gold in them thar' pills... - and property - carried by print

Those who tell you print is in its death throes - and there are a few of them, especially in Australia - had time to reconsider over their seaside holidays (writes Peter Coleman).

Paying print readers get AR access to cricket vision too

With Australian cricket on both Seven's free-to-air TV and News Corp's dedicated Foxtel pay-TV channel, News has a point to make about anti-siphoning controls.

Reuters Institute's Piechota authors INMA report on reader value

A new INMA report looks at the way publishers are re-thinking how they communicate core value propositions to ensure long-term relationships.

Getting it right when journalists report science

A new report from WAN-Ifra's World Editors Forum written by Fergus Bell offers ideas on improving reporting of health, science and consumer affairs.

Going native becomes more important for publishers

Native advertising - in all its forms - has become a key item for publishers, accounting for a fifth of advertising revenue.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Ströer Media makes a t-line for the cloud

Germany's biggest news portal, t-online.de expects to be faster and better following a switch to EidosMedia's Cobalt platform.

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Tan ends two decades with SPH as Caroussel recruits

Su-Lin Tan is leaving Singapore Press Holdings after almost 22 years with the publisher.

ppi Media's two managing directors buy out the business

The two managing directors of ppi Media, Hauke Berndt and Manuel Scheyda have led a management buyout of the German newsmedia systems developer.

New backers power next growth phase for Miles 33

UK headquartered newspaper systems developer Miles 33 goes into 2019 with new financial backers to support its plans for geographic and market expansion.

India a major winner as Google YouTube shares innovation cash

Expect more video from a host of news publishers who are the recipients of Google's GNI YouTube innovation grants.

SCMP recruits programmatic expert from London

Hong Kong newsmedia publisher South China Morning Post has recruited Ian Hocking from News UK as its digital director of advertising.

Glennon joins Newscycle with MG2 reader tools acquisition

Newscycle will add MG2's subscription and audience tools to its digital platform following acquisition of the Pennsylvania-based software company.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Brit takes over as DIC's ANZ chief

Richard Kemp has succeeded Ian Johns as head of DIC Australia, in a move from UK DIC group member Sun Chemical.

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News print and media on the agenda at Outlook conference

Times of India technical director Snehasis Roy (pictured) is among speakers announced for the Print Business Outlook Conference which takes place with Print Pack India on February 2.

Weiss finds there's room at the top for another e:line

It's an 'in' joke at Germany's Weiss Druck that their Colorman e:line press - the first to be installed - was known as the Gipfelstürmer or "summit climber". Another translation is "ambitious person".

NZME's elderly Goss saving copies with remote-installed presetting

A new 'smart presetting' feature from QIPC-EAE is delivering on a promise to save an extra 150-200 copies with each press start-up.

SPH invests in upgrades at Jurong plant

New ABB consoles are being commissioned in February on four KBA Commander presses at Straits Times publisher Singapore Press Holdings in Jurong as part of a programme covering all 16 presses.

QI wins friends in India with double-sensor systems

Colour register control is winning growing recognition in India with orders for Dutch specialist QI Press Controls from printer Pudhari Publications and press maker Sigmarq.

In Sweden, a 20-year-old Goss Magnum to perform 'like new'

An expiring lease and the end of a print contract have prompted a new life for an 11-tower Goss Magnum at one of MittMedia Print's five print sites in Sweden.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Processing pushed out by ping-pong in Korean CTP move

Plate processing has given way to table tennis at South Korean newspaper printer SRB Media following a switch to CTP and process-free plates.

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Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Viability of the digital newspaper printing proposition varies from geographic market to market, but if you want to check out the latest ideas, Lucerne in February is the place to be.

NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

The introduction of an NIR dryer for Screen's 520HD inkjet web will deliver higher print speeds on coated litho stocks and expand lightweight paper capabilities, the company says.

iF design award for RotaJet press

The RotaJet inkjet web press has been named one of the seven best-designed products in this year's iF Design awards.

Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Screen's Truepress Jet520HD inkjet web press has been honoured with an award by Japan's Society of Printing Science and Technology, following up on the InterTech award it won last year

GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

Integrated digital and offset print systems are taking over at Bertelsman's GGP Media at a print site in Germany's Poseneck.

Fujifilm's 'optimal' Xerox deal set for inkjet print growth

Fujifilm is taking global control of Xerox under a deal which takes the 56-year-old Fuji Xerox partnership to the world.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Ferag tracks used components for mailroom upgrade

A project to modernise Ferag mailroom systems at Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier included tracking down pre-owned MultiDisc components to suit the customer.

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Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Clients and the industry got a glimpse of Ive Group's $50 million Franklin Web NSW heatset plant this week, one of the largest investments in the Australian industry for some years.

Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

The newly-merged manroland Goss web systems has sold a German-designed Lithoman heatset press to a US printer.

Three presses go to Africa in single order

manroland has signed an order for three web presses to Ethiopian printer TBO Printing & Publishing.

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

The 'see-saw' effect of Australia's crowded and limited heatset printing market has seen Ive Group report a 73 per cent increase in revenue, while rival PMP has delivered warned-of lower profits.

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.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

Hot pots lead to museum reopening

They have been firing up the pots on three hot-metal linecasters at the Penrith Museum of Printing again following a major renovation and extension.

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Hot pots lead to museum reopening

They have been firing up the pots on three hot-metal linecasters at the Penrith Museum of Printing again following a major renovation and extension.

It's 1913, and a bold voyage of discovery in print is beginning...

Sydney print recruitment consultant James Cryer tells the intimate story of a printing industry in the midst of dramatic change, as related in in the personal diary of his grandfather.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

Movie block collectors face a multimillion bonanza

A heartening tale about the value of tangible print history comes with the US$10 million valuation of a collection of old letterpress printing blocks.

Rare Kiwi Cossars win stay of execution, thanks to NZME

With a stay of execution on its present location, 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.

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