Media and Digital

Fairfax, Ten in secret merger talks

Fairfax Media has held high-level talks with Network Ten about a billion-dollar merger.

Ten won't be a shoo-in for private equity

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If the consortia rumoured to be gunning for Ten think it will buckle under their advances, they should think again.

Anchorage, Providence eyeing Ten

Anchorage Capital Group reportedly reaching out to Providence about joint bid for embattled network.

Does full service, free-to-air television in Australia have a future?

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The full service model – one that includes news, current affairs, sport and entertainment – of Australian broadcast television is in danger of going the same way as full-service airlines.

Ten on recovery path: McLennan

Media group's boss says Ten has turned a corner, intends to bid for AFL rights.

Ten narrows full-year loss

Network urges federal government to move ahead with its media reform plans, declines to pay dividend.

iProperty selldown complete

Company of Patrick Grove has offloaded 25% of its stake in listed online business iProperty.

REA Group increases stake in Asian firm

Online advertising firm lifts its stake in Asian-based group iProperty.

Costco makes first China play with Alibaba

Online store to sell food, healthcare, Costco private-labelled products.

Nielsen admits TV ratings errors

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Software glitch affected US television viewing measurements dating back to March.

Dalian Wanda plans fund to lure movie business to China

Wang Jianlin continues promoting Oriental Movie Metropolis.

Quadrant PE to sell down stake in APN Outdoor IPO

APN Outdoor set for listed market cap between $425 million and $450 million.

EU probes Amazon tax deals

Regulators consider legality of Luxembourg arrangements, expands investigation beyond Apple, Starbucks.

Shareholders back Corbett exit plan

Investors sent Fairfax stock up 3% amid rumours Roger Corbett would step down as chairman.

Google X's latest project: Giant TVs

Google’s secretive advanced-projects lab is developing a display composed of smaller screens that plug together like Legos to create a seamless image.

The new executive skillset: Code

As digital disruption hits almost every industry, executives are now adding web coding to their management toolbox.

Facebook is TV's ice bucket challenge

Facebook's critics thought its video advertising push would be a flop. They were wrong, and the implications for the TV industry are huge.

Corbett to step down at Fairfax

Roger Corbett expected to call time on his chairmanship of media group: report.

Former NoTW editor pleads guilty to hacking

Edmondson's plea on voice-mail interception marks a final chapter in the case.

EU greenlights Facebook's WhatsApp buy

Regulators clear the way for deal fiercely opposed by region's telco industry.