Media and Digital

Nine in talks to buy outdoor ad firm

by AAP
Media group says discussions with oOh!Media are ongoing, no certainty of transaction.

Berkshire Hathaway sells ad arm

by AAP
Warren Buffett's company offloads World Marketing Inc to focus more on its newspapers.

Facebook results top forecasts

Social media giant delivers strong third quarter result on mobile ad growth.

Doubts over price for APN’s NZ float

APN News & Media may struggle to drum up investor interest in IPO of NZ division.

YouTube eyes paid, ad-free subcriptions

Group eyes seeks greater flexibility for users in bid to grow revenue.

Optus aids Foxtel's HD push

Optus and Foxtel extend their long-running relationship with the pay TV operator signing up for additional capacity on the telco’s D3 satellite.

AFL may sell matches online: report

One game may be retained for in-house media unit amid hunt for record broadcast deal.

Apple iTunes sees big drop in music sales

Growing availability of cheap music—from free videos and streams to $US10-a-month unlimited subscription plans—is sapping demand for digital downloads at the world’s biggest seller of music

Telstra's T-Box still alive with new Yahoo7 deal

Telstra signs a deal with Yahoo7 that will see the PLUS7 catch-up service delivered to T-Box customers.

Morgan Stanley and UBS in line for MYOB

Investment banks expected to be named as advisers for Bain Capital’s MYOB exit.

Amazon posts heavy Q3 loss

Intense investment sees online retail giant post quarterly loss of $US427m.

Lachlan Murdoch pans anti-terror laws

by AAP
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Speech says laws covering jailing of journalists 'ambiguous', could have long-lasting consequences.

Southern Cross may weigh asset sales

Outgoing chairman refuses to ­rule out asset sales after earnings downgrade.

Southern Cross urges media reform

by AAP
Chairman Max Moore-Wilton takes a swipe at Abbott government over the lack of action on media ownership laws.

Southern Cross warns on FY15 revenues

Media company says continued ratings challenges dragging down first-half EBITDA, revenues.

Apple earnings jump 13% on iPhone sales

Tech heavyweight clearly surpasses market expectations in third quarter.

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.