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CORRECT: Sky TV chair holds succession plan

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television’s veteran chairman Peter Macourt will think about planning for his replacement once the pay-TV operator has a new chief executive settled in. Read more »

Stuff the laggard among Fairfax businesses

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Stuff has been the laggard among Fairfax Media Group’s trans-Tasman businesses in recent months and may be sharpened up for divestment if a merger with Australia’s Nine Entertainment Co goes ahead. Read more »

Parrot Analytics to provide audience insights for TVNZ

Press Release – Parrot Analytics

Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has signed with Parrot Analytics, the leading global big data analytics firm specialising in audience demand measurement worldwide, to gain a better understanding of the New Zealand content landscape. Read more »

RNZ Insight Documentary Wins Asia-Pacific Award

Press Release – RNZ

RNZs investigative Insight documentary Climate Change – Politics and Actions has won the inaugural Association for International Broadcasting Sustainability Award for radio programming . Read more »

Speech: Peters – 25th Annual New Zealand First Convention

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Today marks a celebration of the New Zealand First Partys first 25 years. And what a time it has been. From day one our movement has been fuelled by the expectations and hopes of those New Zealanders cast adrift by the meanness of the neo-liberal … Read more »

Jolliff And Shepherd to Present The Nation

Press Release – The Nation

Newshub is pleased to announce that Emma Jolliff and Simon Shepherd will become the presenters of Threes current affairs show, Newshub Nation from October 6th, 2018. Newshub Nation is made with the support of New Zealand on Air. Read more »

Strong Growth for Morning Report

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

Strong Growth for Morning Report sees RNZ Radio Audience Top 700,000 Listeners An outstanding performance in the latest GfK radio survey has seen RNZs radio audiences exceed 700,000 for the first time – boosted by an increase of more than 24,000 listeners … Read more »

Judgment: NZME Ltd v Commerce Commission

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

Broadcasting Standards Authority appointments announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Wellingtonian Judge Bill Hastings has been appointed as member and chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA), the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Kris Faafoi announced today. Lawyer Susie Staley of Dunedin also joins … Read more »

Media merger: public benefit not limited to economic reasons

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has never been limited to balancing strictly economic considerations when gauging whether a merger passes a public benefit test, the Court of Appeal says. Read more »

Appeal Court upholds rejection of Stuff, NZME merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has upheld the rejection of plans to create a dominant newspaper publisher through the merger of Stuff and NZME. Read more »

Response to Court of Appeal’s decision on StuffMe

Press Release – Better Public Media

The Better Public Media Trust (BPM) welcomes the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the determination of the Commerce Commission declining to authorise the NZME-Stuff merger. BPM believes the Court has made absolutely the right decision. Read more »

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