ASX-listed Southern Cross Media keen on NZME’s radio empire

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed Southern Cross Media Group has confirmed it’s keen on NZME’s New Zealand radio empire, The Radio Network, and has let the Kiwi company know so. Read more »

Countdown named NZ Direct Marketing Organisation of the Year

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

24 February, 2017: Countdown was awarded gold, silver and bronze at last nights New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards for its myCountdown personalised email programme, as well as taking out the coveted Keith Norris – Direct Marketing Organisation of … Read more »

A Digital Union: Union Digital joins DT

Press Release – WPP AUNZ

Auckland, February 23, 2017: Designworks Groups full service digital agency Union Digital has expanded its capability and global reach by announcing it is joining forces with fellow WPP AUNZ digital agency, DT, the regions largest creative technology … Read more »

Investors wipe nearly $300M off Sky TV valuation

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Sky TV Network Television shares were hammered when trading opened on the New Zealand stock exchange this morning, with investors wiping $293 million off the value of the pay-TV provider after this morning’s rejection of its … Read more »

Statement from Chief Executive NZ on Sky Vodafone ruling

Press Release – Vocus Communications

This was the right call from the Commerce Commission, and we are very pleased with the ruling. Read more »

TVNZ posts 6.2% decline in first-half earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Television New Zealand posted a 6.2 percent decline in first-half earnings as advertising revenue fell faster than operating costs, which the state-owned broadcaster said was a creditable performance in a declining TV market. Read more »

Judgment: Spark NZ v Commerce Commission

Press Release – New Zealand High Court


ReadWriteWeb founder to be Newsroom Tech Columnist

Press Release – Newsroom

February 22, 2017 – Newsroom is pleased to announce that Richard MacManus, the founder of ReadWriteWeb, will be Newsroom’s Technology columnist. Read more »

Disbelief, disagreement greet major media merger plan

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

Nearly three times as many New Zealanders oppose the proposed merger of the countrys two largest media companies than support it. Read more »

TVNZ Delivers Stable Npat Half Year Result

Press Release – TVNZ

TVNZ has delivered an after tax net profit of $12.9 million for the six months to 31 December 2016, up 1% on the same period last year. Read more »

Commissioner finds Westpac breached Nicky Hager’s privacy

Press Release – Felix Geiringer

Nicky Hagers complaint against Westpac has been upheld by the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner found that Westpac had breached Mr Hagers privacy by releasing his personal information to the Police without a warrant. This is part … Read more »

Chorus beats first-half profit expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus beat first-half profit expectations and raised its forecast for annual earnings as the telecommunications network operator benefited from the increase in regulated prices on its copper lines, even as connection numbers … Read more »

3 Wins Friday & Saturday Night, Project to Launch Tonight

Press Release – Mediaworks

Friday saw Three win the night in three key commercial demographics (25-54, 18-49 & HHS wk 0-14), with the nights movie – Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull winning its timeslot in all four demographics – 25-54, 18-39, 18-49 … Read more »

Spark NZ Seeks Short-Term Pause

Press Release – Spark NZ

Pause would enable time for all parties to fairly consider their legal options before merger became a fait accompli Read more »

Statement on Christchurch Emergency briefing

Press Release – Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is disappointed by the lack of visibility of a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter at a Civil Defence Emergency briefing in Christchurch yesterday afternoon. Read more »

New Arts major focuses on top job employability

Press Release – University of Auckland

Communication across our culture, both in personal and professional life, has never been more dynamic and the potential for top careers for well-trained people is huge. The University of Aucklands Faculty of Arts is meeting the needs of this fast-changing … Read more »

Food marketing review ignores advice from 77 experts

Press Release – University of Auckland

Government regulation is needed to reduce the advertising industrys marketing of unhealthy foods to children and young people, according to 77 of New Zealands leading health professors. Read more »

Three Invites the Public to Watch ‘The Project’ Live

Press Release – Mediaworks

The countdown is in full swing. With only one week to go, Three has confirmed the release of audience tickets to the highly anticipated, LIVE news and entertainment 7pm show – The Project . Read more »

Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings offers to snap up Tower

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy Tower for about $197 million, pushing the insurer’s shares up 41 percent to $1.11 on the news. Read more »

Three’s New Identity

Press Release – Mediaworks

At midnight, MediaWorks iconic Kiwi media brand TV3 will transform into Three. With a new brand and new look its unlike anything weve done before. Read more »

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