Media and Digital

Tencent to distribute HBO dramas, movies online in China

Each program will require Chinese government approval before being offered on Tencent Video.

Shorten vows to boost ABC budget

by AAP
Labor leader says he will increase national broadcaster's budget if elected PM.

A Netflix reality check

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America's favourite subscription video service won't conquer Australia without a struggle and will have to learn to play by local rules. The poster child of on-demand content is unlikely to be an immediate hit.

News Corp expands into Indian real estate

Media group acquires major stake in digital real estate company as part of expansion plans.

No special treatment promised to ABC: PM

by AAP
PM argues government "fundamentally kept faith" over ABC and SBS.

ABC to cut more than 400 jobs

by AAP
Over 400 people are set to lose their jobs at the ABC after $254m budget cut.

Discovery, Foxtel in bid to win over Gordon

New structure planned for Ten Network bid to appease key shareholder: report.

APN assets a hard sell

APN News & Media having difficulty drawing interest in float of NZ assets.

Ten should stay in Aust hands: Seven

Worner says Ten should be sold to Aust buyer, sees no reason why Seven shouldn't be able to bid.

Govt ripping at heart of ABC: Labor

by AAP
Shorten criticises budget cuts to national broadcaster, says protesters right to be angry.

Scott targets cuts to ABC digital

ABC plans to shut about 100 websites as it searches for savings: report.

Netflix hype won't destroy local TV

Netflix's is finally here and despite questions about the content and the cost of its local offering, its presence just might boost the Australian streaming sector.

Television is not dead, it's just changing channels

Local broadcasters need to move quickly into the online space or they'll risk losing the market to foreign streaming companies.

'Significant' job losses loom at ABC

by AAP
ABC MD Mark Scott tells Senate Committee regional services will be prioritised in restructure.

US firm selling down News stake

Southeastern Asset Management moves to reduce its 12.7% stake in News Corporation.

China wants greater role in shaping the web: Li

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Premier calls for greater role in determining shape of the global internet.

ABC's Mark Scott fronts Senate inquiry

by AAP
Scott says broadcaster still working out what form cost savings will take.

Prime urges reach rule scrapping

by AAP
Regional broadcaster wants media ownership regulations scrapped, says they disadvantage traditional media.

Fairfax in good shape: Hywood

by AAP
Media group's CEO admits missteps, but says its focus on expanding digital business is paying off.

Alibaba and Tencent make movie push

Jack Ma of Alibaba and Pony Ma of Tencent have increased their stakes in Huayi Brothers Media.