ppi's Scheyda takes over development as Kasten bows out

Jan Kasten is leaving ppi Media, ending a relationship which dates to 2002.

Telstra blew half a billion on it, now Brightcove takes on Ooyala

Ooyala - the 'next YouTube' hope on which Telstra burned half a billion dollars - has been sold to Brightcove for an undisclosed sum.

Thomson spruiks audiobook regulation as News aims Kayo blow

It's been the big, round Kayo subscriber stats and the ongoing threat of digital giants grabbing attention when Robert Thomson presented News Corp's quarter earnings.

Native's restless as Fairfax and Nine units restructure

Moves around the former Fairfax Media circle a common theme: The rise of native content over traditional newsmedia. And the rise of the segment's brightest stars.

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.

SPH news centre visit for Publish Asia delegates

A visit to Singapore Press Holdings' press centre and an outline of the changes taking there are among highlights of Publish Asia in May.

Victims get a share of News' flood supplement take

News Corp has rounded up ten of its retail and corporate clients for a Townsville 'flood relief' wrap, saying it will share a quarter of takings with victims.

'Bidders' from the West up the ante as former Fairfax is split

Is Seven West a serious bidder for the former Fairfax Australian Community Media division - or is it being mentioned only to drum up interest in the sale as TV rival Nine looks to divest bits in which it has no interest?

'Ink' drives John B. Fairfax to new investment in journalism

Two former media owners from historic publishing families are backing a new venture which aims to fill a void created by the acquisition of Fairfax Media by Nine.

Community Impact on song with Nashville acquisition

Community Impact Newspaper's march into the US country music capital of Nashville has accelerated with the acquisition of recent start-up Rover.

Pizza or possibilities as former Fairfax papers go on the block

With potential bidders being lined up in what might be only a three-horse race, there's more to Nine's divestment of the former Fairfax Australian Community Media than who buys the mastheads.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

ppi's Scheyda takes over development as Kasten bows out

Jan Kasten is leaving ppi Media, ending a relationship which dates to 2002.

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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

Hosting opportunities drive take-up for EidosMedia

Every one of EidosMedia's new newsmedia customers opted for some form of cloud hosting last year, the company says.

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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.

Taboola deal puts News' native content into discovery

News Corp Australia has picked discovery platform Taboola for the "next step" in the evolution of its News Native Network.

News bids for bigger share of Redlands as ACM goes on sale

As Nine looks to sell the former Fairfax Australian Community Media mastheads it acquired last year, rival News is stepping up competition in an area where the two are toe-to-toe.

Newsmedia 'the new growth engine' as more ads go direct

If the previous year's spend on advertising over the same-sex marriage debate was the good news then, it was inevitable that Australian publishers should face a drop in 2018.

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.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Logistics giant has Méthode in its communications

German logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL is to make use of EidosMedia's Méthode technology to communicate with its 13,000 partner branches.

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ppi's Scheyda takes over development as Kasten bows out

Jan Kasten is leaving ppi Media, ending a relationship which dates to 2002.

Telstra blew half a billion on it, now Brightcove takes on Ooyala

Ooyala - the 'next YouTube' hope on which Telstra burned half a billion dollars - has been sold to Brightcove for an undisclosed sum.

Thomson spruiks audiobook regulation as News aims Kayo blow

It's been the big, round Kayo subscriber stats and the ongoing threat of digital giants grabbing attention when Robert Thomson presented News Corp's quarter earnings.

Native's restless as Fairfax and Nine units restructure

Moves around the former Fairfax Media circle a common theme: The rise of native content over traditional newsmedia. And the rise of the segment's brightest stars.

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.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Make a date to talk paper trends in Shanghai

Trends in the Asian pulp and paper industry are top of the agenda for Risi's twentieth Asian Conference, being held in Shanghai in May.

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Quality 'star' back for second 100,000 cph press

As a leading member of WAN-Ifra's INCQC Star Club and a "truly satisfied" user of its first Commander press, the Aschendorff Group is the perfect customer.

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.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Asia, NZ newspapers turn over a Green Leaf for plate award

Newspaper printers in South Korea, Sri Lanka and New Zealand are among winners of Kodak's Sonora Green Leaf Award.

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Design awards process votes RotaJet a winner

Koenig & Bauer's RotaJet digital press has been named a 'winner' in this year's German Design Awards.

New kit expands options for inkjet newspaper lines

A new zero speed splicer combined with a splicer unwinder is among new offerings for inkjet printers being released by peripheral maker Tecnau.

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

PRINT | MAILROOM

CPP's mailroom rejig ups capacity ahead of new presses

A two-year project to modernise Belgium's biggest newspaper print site and focus more on semi-commercial products is drawing to a conclusion at CPP in Belgium.

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Get thee to packaging, Jansen tells commercial printers

Incoming chief executive of Contiweb Rutger Jansen has one piece of advice for heatset web printers: Get into offset packaging.

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.

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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