Media and Digital

Telcos open to blocking pirate sites

Communications Alliance says the blunt force of website blocking may provide temporary relief, as long as adequate safeguards are in place. However, who foots the bill for enforcement remains a crucial issue.

Eventbrite boosts Australian presence with new hires

Self-service ticketing platform and events marketplace appoints new managing director to lead Australian operations.

Flynn set to chair APN Outdoor

Doug Flynn to join APN Outdoor as APN News & Media restructure gathers pace.

Seven secures Magic Millions rights

Kerry Stokes' Seven Network now lays claim to all of the biggest racing events on the calendar.

Quickflix FY loss widens to $10m

by AAP
Movie and TV streaming service's strong growth in subscribers offset by increased marketing, content spend.

APN mulling IPO for NZ assets

by AAP
Media group retains Grant Samuel to review strategic options for NZ business, IPO being considered.

Macquarie's Utah mini-NBN in doubt

Macquarie Group's $US300m open access network in Utah facing fresh political hurdle: report.

Alibaba to launch IPO next week

Launch of float tipped to lead to September 18 or 19 listing date on NYSE.

Picks of the week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses our addiction to dividends, Bartholomeusz reflects on Qantas' massive loss, and Gottliebsen talks about how CEOs can learn from a new young player.

Nine unsure on Oaktree, Apollo plans

David Gyngell says he has 'no clue' if Nine's hedge fund owners will sell down their stakes.

iSelect full-year profit falls 53%

Writedown on expectations of future revenue weighs on comparison website, group still upbeat on market fundamentals.

Nine Entertainment FY profit falls

Media company says first-half 2015 results will likely be subdued due to soft ad market.

Can StreamCo turn the tide on Netflix?

With local players scrambling to counter the threat of subscription video king Netflix, what makes Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media think StreamCo can find success?

Seven West eyes offshore deals

Kerry Stokes’s Seven West confirms it is 'actively' sizing up international acquisitions.

Prime Media posts spike in FY profit

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Regional broadcaster says advertising conditions remain tough, lifts revenue slightly.

Nine, Fairfax tie the knot on Stream Co

Subscription video-on-demand service, to be led by fomer ninemsn talent Mike Sneesby, will operate independently of the existing media businesses.

Seven West back in black

Media group buoyed by strong revenue from free-to-air television network, misses forecasts.

Fairfax in ‘$5m hit’ on plant sell-off

Fairfax Media has likely taken a hit on the sale of a printing plant in Melbourne.

Salmat FY profit drops

Marketing company eyes sales growth in year ahead, revenue falls slightly in FY14.

Fairfax split key to Nine deal

Fairfax weighed a merger with Nine three years ago, but opted out on debt worries.