Post sold as pressure on Cambodian press continues

Tax demands have become a common denominator in the gradual demise of Cambodia's independent media.

Direct spend makes difference as papers' revenue tide turns

Marginal advertising growth in national newspapers and a 10.1 per cent increase in digital ad spend have been hailed as a "renaissance" of Australia's news brands.

News could sell papers to PE firm as it 'reorients' portfolio

News Corp Australia's much-vaunted commitment to printed newspapers may be coming to an end with new priorities to "markets in growth".

Publish Asia: SCMP, sad male chins and talking newspapers

Parallel sessions were the order of Publish Asia's second day, but one everyone wanted to hear was about changes at the South China Morning Post.

Publish Asia: Trust the new currency... a basis for revenue

It all comes down to trust, whether it's the differentiating trust readers have in newsmedia, or the belief your social media partner won't change the product terms on which you've built a relationship.

Pot of gold and silver for SCMP in Asian Media Awards

The 'investment phase' staff at the South China Morning Post say the Hong Kong newspaper is on brought dividends for owner Jack Ma in the 17th Asian Media Awards last night.

Post sold as pressure on Cambodian press continues

Tax demands have become a common denominator in the gradual demise of Cambodia's independent media.

Direct spend makes difference as papers' revenue tide turns

Marginal advertising growth in national newspapers and a 10.1 per cent increase in digital ad spend have been hailed as a "renaissance" of Australia's news brands.

News could sell papers to PE firm as it 'reorients' portfolio

News Corp Australia's much-vaunted commitment to printed newspapers may be coming to an end with new priorities to "markets in growth".

Publish Asia: SCMP, sad male chins and talking newspapers

Parallel sessions were the order of Publish Asia's second day, but one everyone wanted to hear was about changes at the South China Morning Post.

Publish Asia: Trust the new currency... a basis for revenue

It all comes down to trust, whether it's the differentiating trust readers have in newsmedia, or the belief your social media partner won't change the product terms on which you've built a relationship.

Pot of gold and silver for SCMP in Asian Media Awards

The 'investment phase' staff at the South China Morning Post say the Hong Kong newspaper is on brought dividends for owner Jack Ma in the 17th Asian Media Awards last night.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Cashed-up REA to buy 'instant valuer' for $130 million

News Corp's REA Group has celebrated a year of stellar growth by buying property data provider Hometrack Australia for $130 million, almost half of which will come from cash on hand.

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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.

SPH contributes 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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Smart move towards predictive modelling in update

A predictive function in EidosMedia's Smart update creates a 'what if' modelling scenario to assess the impact of changes in newsroom resources and processes.

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SA business gets a $1 million chance to 'make an impression'

News Corp is backing print advertising with a marketing campaign which offers small businesses $1 million in advertising as prizes.

UK publishers calculate the profit brands miss out on

British publishers' marketing group Newsworks has launched a new campaign to tell brands about the £3 billion ($5.45 billion) profit they're missing out on.

Focus on readers, INMA subs week report emphasises

Learnings from INMA's London Media Subscriptions Week stress that a reader-focused business model with digital subscriptions at the core represents the news industry's best hope.

How Fairfax's 'easy' elevator chats with Google build business

As Fairfax Media works with Google on programmatic advertising and explores cooperation on subscriptions and data, the Australian publisher has reported growing digital and non-print revenue share.

No silver bullet, INMA's London subs delegates find

Surveying participants in its Media Subscriptions Summit in London, INMA says the freemium model has emerged as the most popular choice for publishers.

No accident that digital editions succeed as readers opt for text

Crafted, great-looking newspaper pages are enjoying a renaissance... as digital editions.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Five-year review sees Nielsen lead Emma data merge

Nielsen CMV data will be "fused" with publishers' EMMA data to provide a new metric which merges print data with digital ratings.

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Cashed-up REA to buy 'instant valuer' for $130 million

News Corp's REA Group has celebrated a year of stellar growth by buying property data provider Hometrack Australia for $130 million, almost half of which will come from cash on hand.

Baker's Mitula sells to Lifull for cash and stock

Australian-traded global online real estate publisher Mitula has been bought by Trovit owner Lifull for $187 million cash and stock.

Bigger role for storytelling, data in News' digital agency

News Corp Australia has launched a full-service digital agency and a facility to use and match brands' data in their pitches to audiences, as part of a suite of initiatives for advertisers.

SPH down to business with Google Home offer, service

Singapore's Straits Times is offering new subscribers a free Google Home as the newspaper launches a four-stream audio service on the device.

New marketing chief as SPH grows in digital-first

Ignatius Low is taking over as chief marketing officer of Singapore Press Holdings as Elsie Chua moves to retirement.

New roles as News shapes up digital sales capability

Two new appointments have been announced as News Corp Australia strengthens digital sales and marketing capabilities.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

John Georgantzakos joins PIAA's 'generational change'

Managing director of Spot Press John Georgantzakos will take up a place on the board of the Printing Industries Association of Australia following the retirement of Matt Aitken.

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European print chiefs view Mediaprint's Vienna project

A project to equip Austrian giant Mediaprint for the future of newspaper printing has come under peer scrutiny at an open day in Vienna.

DB comes back for fourth Prakash Newslight

A fourth 24-page press has been ordered by Hindi-language publishing giant DB Group.

Efficiency is focus, says Segger as NWZ offshoot signs

A new newspaper press was "the next logical step" for independent printshop WE-Druck after upgrading postpress three years ago.

UAE's Gulf News leads on automation upgrade

Colour and cut-off registration on a large Cromoman press has been modernised as part of a project at Gulf News in Dubai.

Telangana daily back to manroland for press move

Building on the relationship which saw a new Cromoman newspaper press commissioned at Namasthe Telangana in 2016, manroland India has been called in to move one of the publisher's Hiline presses.

Home town daily continues 'piece by piece' modernisation

Innovative German daily the Main-Post is updating its printing plant in Wurzburg, the home town of press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Agfa weighs inwith 'robust' thermal plate

Agfa says its new Adamas thermal plate will bring new levels of robustness to newspaper and commercial web applications.

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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.

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.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

New Ferag mailroom systems are in operation at The Printers (Mysore) in Bangalore, following an order for conveyors, wrapping and strapping equipment.

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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.

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.

PRINT | NEWSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

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.

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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.

First donations come in to save the Kiwi Cossars

Contributions have begin to come in to a fund to restore the Kiwi Cossars, with a Pahiatua pensioner first to make a donation.

Urgent call to help save rare Kiwi Cossars

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.

Greymouth recovers its letterpress heritage

Letterpress is back at New Zealand's Greymouth Star, 38 years after the newspaper abandoned hot-metal typesetting.

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