Reduced viewpoints in media merger not ComCom’s concern

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission shouldn’t have considered reduced media plurality in deciding to reject the merger of Stuff and NZME, the media companies’ lawyer told the court. Read more »

Isentia Appoints New Zealand Country Manager

Press Release – iSentia

Leading data intelligence business, Isentia, has today announced the appointment of a new Country Manager for New Zealand, Russ Horell. Read more »

Judge gets Facebook news primer in media merger hearing

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Justice Robert Dobson and his self-confessed “Luddite ways” was shown how news can be shared via social media during day one of Stuff and NZME’s appeal against the Commerce Commission’s rejection of their planned merger. Read more »

ComCom went outside its role in rejecting StuffMe merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission overreached its statutory mandate when it rejected a possible merger between New Zealand’s two largest print media companies, Wellington’s High Court has heard. Read more »

Three Wins the Quarter for the First Time Since 2009

Press Release – Mediaworks

Three has won the quarter in the commercially important 25-54 demographic for the first time since Q3 2009 with a 22.8% share. Programming highlights across the quarter included: Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, The Block NZ, Westside, Newshub … Read more »

Media merger appeal in court today

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s two largest news publishers will today take their merger appeal to the High Court, following the Commerce Commission’s rejection in May. Read more »

Broadcasting Standards Authority and Sean Plunket

Press Release – Broadcasting Standards Authority

Media Release 13 October 2017 Statement from Sean Plunket In the interests of the smooth running of the Broadcasting Standards Authority I have chosen to resign my position as a member of the BSA Board. I wish the Board well in its important work … Read more »

Feds question NZ on Air funding decision

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed to learn that TVNZs Rural Delivery programme has missed out on the latest round of NZ on Air funding. Read more »

Three Wins the Week

Press Release – Mediaworks

Three won the week last week in 25-54 and is currently tracking on a 20.2% share year-to-date. Winning the week was backed by also winning the night on three occasions Tuesday (25-54), Friday (25-54) and Sunday (all four demographics) evenings Read more »

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Celebrates 85 Years

Press Release – NZ Woman’s Weekly

She might be the oldest girl on the newsstand blowing out an impressive 85th candles on her birthday cake this month but New Zealand Womans Weekly is looking glossier and better than ever in a special birthday edition hitting shelves this … Read more »

Amplifi Grows NZ iIvestment Team with Two New Hires

Press Release – Dentsu Aegis Network

Amplifi New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Bittle to the role of Senior Implementation Manager, and Meg Thomason as Implementation Executive. Read more »

Crowdfunded newspaper ad urges NZ First to side with Labour

Press Release – ActionStation

Voters have helped crowdfund a full page ad in Winston Peters local paper, with an open letter urging NZ First to form a government with Labour and the Greens. Read more »

Full steam ahead for media merger appeal

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s two largest news publishers have confirmed they are committed to pursuing their appeal against the Commerce Commission’s rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. Read more »

Total NZ Radio New Zealand Audience Measurement

Press Release – GfK

Auckland, October 5th, 2017 Results of the Total New Zealand 2017 Radio New Zealand Measurement Survey 3 conducted by GfK were released today at 1pm. Read more »

691,600 New Zealanders now tune to RNZ

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

Over 691,000 people are now tuning in to RNZs radio stations in an average week the highest figure ever recorded. Read more »

Reducing undiagnosed HIV in our community is critical

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Reducing the level of undiagnosed HIV in our community is critical in turning around the epidemic in New Zealand Read more »

Four election day social media incidents referred to Police

Press Release – Electoral Commission

On 2 October 2017, the Electoral Commission referred four incidents to Police in response to complaints about social media content on election day. Read more »

New Community Hubs

Press Release – Communicate Media

Communicate Media, based in Auckland has begun installing its new Community Hubs in North Island New World and PaknSave supermarkets. Read more »

TV Panel to Increase by 50% with Nielsen Contract Extension

Press Release – Think TV

High definition TV measurement is on its way with a 50% increase to the PeopleMeter panel coming next year, following the extension of Nielsens contract to supply ratings to the New Zealand market to 2022. The New Zealand TV panel will be expanded … Read more »

The Rise and Rise of Newstalk ZB

Press Release – NZME

28 September 2017 The latest 2017 GfK independent radio survey results have again shown growth in commercial radio audiences across the country. The total market grew by 9,500 listeners while NZMEs reach grew again (more than 31,000). When … Read more »

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