Fairfax NZ boss quits days ahead of NZME merger ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

March 9 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax New Zealand managing director Simon Tong has resigned just days before a Commerce Commission ruling on the proposed merger with NZME, a step the media companies say they need to survive a changing industry. Read more »

Leaders Review Returns in 2017 With Focus Point Series

Press Release – LeadersReview.co.nz

Leaders Review Returns in 2017 With Focus Point Series. Televised and Online Spots Promise Business A Bit of Go-Forward Read more »

Vista expects ‘meaningful revenue’ for Movio unit

Article – BusinessDesk

March 8 (BusinessDesk) – Vista Group International expects to generate “meaningful revenue” for its Movio analytics division after signing US cinema advertiser Screenvision Direct as a customer. Read more »

Kiwis Not Getting a Fair Go with Sports Coverage

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Many Kiwis will miss yet another game of national significance being played this weekend because they cant afford a SKY subscription says New Zealand First Read more »

Herald daily brand audience continues to grow

Press Release – NZME.

2 March 2017 The New Zealand Heralds readership has risen year on year and the Herald on Sunday is now the countrys highest-selling Sunday newspaper, according to latest Nielsen and ABC results released today. NZME titles including the NZ … Read more »

Newshub Announces New Weekday News Bulletin for Three

Press Release – Mediaworks

Newshub has today announced a brand new weekday Newshub bulletin will be coming to Three later this month. Read more »

Air New Zealand’s 75th exhibition extends its southern stay

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is extending the blockbuster run of its 75th anniversary exhibition until the end of April 2017 as it continues to draw record visitor numbers to Canterbury Museum. Read more »

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 »

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