Media and Digital

Telstra executive's wife linked to Chinese acquisition

Telstra-owned company bought ad firm half-owned by wife of senior telco executive: report.

Looking behind the screens of the ABC’s China deal

ABC International's deal to provide content in China is less a sign of a more liberal media than it is an indication of an increasingly sophisticated Chinese soft power strategy.

Comcast Q1 earnings surge

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Strong earnings catch Wall Street off-guard, shares climb higher.

Silicon Valley’s next big thing

Although the growth in Google’s advertising revenue is below that of its peers, the sheer size of the revenues it is pulling out of the market dwarfs all rivals.

One.Tel set for $40m settlement

NSW court approves payment by Consolidated Press, Crown Resorts and News Corp.

China to screen Aussie shows

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The ABC's Australia Network has struck a deal to broadcast media content in China.

Google results fall short of forecasts

Tech giant's profit climbs 3.2 per cent in Q1, fails to meet lofty expectations.

The secret to Alibaba’s success

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has positioned itself perfectly to capture the strong growth in China’s consumer market by creating a credit culture in a country where trust is still a weak spot.

Reddit updates its social media clout

With its retro '90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As, the nine-year-old content platform is ready to shake things up.

NBN Co ups the ante in the broadband battle

NBN Co's swift response to TPG's roll-out shows it is prepared to do whatever it takes to remain competitive amid direct threats to the NBN's business model.

NBN ready for TPG challenge

Bill Morrow to announce new strategy in attempt to push TPG to one side: report.

Govt quiet on ABC funding cuts

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Malcolm Turnbull refuses to weigh in on rumours of cuts to broadcaster's budget.

KGB: Ten's Hamish McLennan

The Ten chairman and CEO says his event TV strategy is not very expensive, older programs need to be cycled out and that the group has multiple potential dance partners.

Why Foxtel’s Presto is no threat to Netflix

On-demand streaming is changing the way Australians consume video, but Foxtel's Presto, with its limited range and higher price, poses little threat to market leader Netflix.

Channel stuffing: How Ten got it so wrong on ratings

We’ve all heard that Ten’s show ratings are bad, but according to these graphs that’s an understatement.

EBay ends Icahn dispute

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Months-old dispute comes to end after e-retailer appoints new director.

The drama's far from over at Ten

After a strong summer, Ten Network's failure to launch programming that appeals to viewers has left investors and advertisers struggling to see where any potential gains will come from.

Can a switch in time save Ten?

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Ten Network's investment in sports programming has failed to deliver a halo effect on ratings. Time is running out for Hamish McLennan to transform the struggling network.

Ten narrows first-half loss

Ten improves H1 results as revenue lifts, warns on 'short' advertising market.

CEO to share the load at Ten

Ahead of the release of its H1 results, Ten appoints Paul Anderson as McLennan’s right-hand man.