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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

by AAP
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.

Media laws need urgent change: Corbett

Fairfax Media Chairman warns archaic laws will lead to 'significant casualties.'

Fairfax chasing stake in Nine

Fairfax wants seat on Nine board ahead of possible regulatory reform.

Amazon readies Google attack

by AFP
US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in internet advertising.

Nine Entertainment, Fairfax mull streaming JV: report

The local video on demand space is gearing up for competition with Nine reportedly lining up some heavyweight help to get its Stream Co service up and running.

Village Roadshow FY profit drops

Village says its theme parts still in demand, eyes expansion in Asia.

Big media must agree on new ownership regime: Turnbull

by AAP
With the rules patently out of date, the Communications Minister tells the industry to strive for consensus.

APN to flex cash muscle in M&A

Balance sheet improvement allows APN to chase media acquisitions.

Bangladesh next in Seek strategy

Online jobs and education group is set to make more offshore acquisitions.