Media and Digital

Forbes Media sold to Hong Kong Group

Forbes Media sells majority stake to a Hong Kong-based group of international investors for an undisclosed sum.

Netflix earnings more than double

Subscriber growth at video-streaming giant tops market and company expectations.

Nine picks up HBO's Quickflix stake

Investors welcome Nine's entry as Quickflix's largest independent investor.

Netflix Australian launch a step closer

US streaming giant has reportedly started negotiations on content rights for screening in the Australian market.

Rinehart eyes Fairfax takeover

Fairfax Media’s largest shareholder considering a takeover if right leaders can be found.

Ten in play as US giants move in

M&A activity in global media sector could extend to Australia, analysts say.

Hywood flags change for Domain

Fairfax boss says print mastheads 'improving their position', flags major announcement.

APN buys out Hong Kong outdoor ads partner

APN has taken full ownership of Hong Kong’s Buspak, after buying the remaining 50 per cent stake from its long-time joint venture partner for $14 million.

Why Foxtel needs Time Warner

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A potential deal between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner could further reinforce the power of Foxtel. That's going to make some consumers very unhappy.

Fox digs in on Time Warner

Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox hopeful target will reconsider $US80bn stock-and-cash bid.

Govt should step back from markets: Murdoch

by AAP
News Corp chairman tells B20 conference too much red tape is stifling economic growth.

A wily Fox sets its sights on Time Warner

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Although 21st Century Fox's bid for Time Warner was rejected, it could still be vulnerable, given Rupert Murdoch's history of persisting and paying whatever it takes to succeed.

Software firm Vista locks in IPO

New Zealand's Vista Group has priced its $NZ93m listing around the mid-point of the planned range.

Pandora racks up 2 million Aussie and Kiwi users

Music streaming service rapidly expands in ANZ market with customised approach.

Southern Cross confirms CFO resignation

Media group confirms reports that Peter Lewis will leave, following profit downgrade.

Turnbull pressing media reforms

Communications Minister to move forward on changes that could drive M&A activity: report.

EBay offers cautious outlook

E-commerce giant posts lift in profits for Q2, lowers high end revenue forecast for full-year.

Apple to pay $US400m in e-book case

by AFP
Apple to compensate consumers for a price-fixing conspiracy over electronic books, officials say.
1st Century Fox in $US80bn bid for Time Warner
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Owner of CNN, HBO cable channels rejects cash-stock offer, unwilling to engage.

Southern Cross CFO quits after one month

Peter Lewis has resigned suddenly, after the company recently issued a profit downgrade.

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