Sky TV shares surge, Spark falls on Vodafone merger

Article – BusinessDesk

June 9 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television shares have surged while Spark New Zealand fell on speculation a Sky TV-Vodafone Group merger will provoke even more intense competition in broadcast content and the platforms it is delivered on. Read more »

NZME to Sell Wairarapa Times-Age Locally

Press Release – NZME.

9 June 2016 NZME Publishing Limited has signed a conditional agreement to sell the Wairarapa Times Age to National Media Limited, which is owned by Andrew Denholm, the current General Manager of Wairarapa Times-Age. Included in the agreement are … Read more »

Success For NZ Superannuation Fund & Woodside Petroleum

Press Release – Callidus PR

Woodside Petroleum and New Zealand Superannuation Fund have taken out top honours for governance reporting in the coveted 2016 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA). Read more »

Sky TV and Vodafone to merge

Article – BusinessDesk

June 9 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television plans to merge with the New Zealand unit of Vodafone Group to create the country’s largest telecommunications and media group. Read more »

Sky TV, Vodafone in talks about a potential merger

Article – BusinessDesk

June 8 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television said it’s talking with Vodafone Group about potentially combining their New Zealand assets. Read more »

Newshub Announces Daily Digital Video News Features

Press Release – Mediaworks

Newshub is pleased to announce an upcoming daily digital video series, Newshub Explains, as part of Newshubs on-going focus on digital news content. Read more »

Trans Tasman 2016 Departments Review

Press Release – Trans Tasman

Trans Tasman 2016 New Zealand Government Departments Review – Many Changes In The State Sector, But Some Things Remain The Same. Read more »

New $115 Million Office Building up for Syndication

Press Release – Bayleys

One of New Zealands largest ever single-building public property syndications has been launched with Augusta Funds Management Limiteds offering of $70 million worth of capital in a limited partnership (LP) that will own a substantial new Auckland … Read more »

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Katie Bradford

Press Release – TVNZ

So, Katie Bradford asked New Zealand First leader Winston Peters about the Labour-Green deal. First, does he now have a better relationship with the Greens? Read more »

Mediaworks Buys Out Scout

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks has today announced it has concluded negotiations with Rachel Glucina for the purchase of Rachel’s interest in the Joint Venture partnership of the Scout brand. Read more »

Appointments to Radio New Zealand Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced two reappointments to the Board of Radio New Zealand (RNZ). Read more »

Getty Images launches new Innovation Group

Press Release – Getty Images

Getty Images commits to consumer as it launches new Innovation Group; appoints Chief Innovation Officer Read more »

Letter to the editor, Dominion Post: An Outright Lie

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

In your editorial opinion piece (Thursday, June 2, 2016) you write including his disastrous decision to back National in 1996 after pledging during the election to get rid of it. Read more »

MediaWorks chair McGeogh may follow CEO Weldon out the door

Article – BusinessDesk

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – MediaWorks Investments chairman Rod McGeogh may follow former chief executive Mark Weldon and leave the free-to-air broadcaster, the Australian Financial Review reported in its Street Talk column. Read more »

Mediaworks focuses on integrated offering

Article – BusinessDesk

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – MediaWorks Investments, the free-to-air broadcaster, is pitching its ability to offer advertisers access to a stable of television and radio stations, and plans to build an integrated inventory management system to make it … Read more »

“Printfinity And Beyond” SWUG Conference Unveiled

Press Release – SWUG

An interactive and engaging agenda has been confirmed for the sixteenth-annual Single Width Users Group (SWUG) Conference, being held at Wellingtons Copthorne Hotel on August 3-4. Read more »

So you wannabe a councillor….

Press Release – Elizabeth Hughes

Every three years from December to April I get asked by potential local government candidates for advice on how to get elected to the Council. In my experience they will be coming at it from one of two perspectives: (1) externally driven and (2) … Read more »

Don’t Dream It’s Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa

Press Release – Freerange Press

The proposed merger of APN and Fairfax. The online convergence of media outlets. The collaboration of investigative journalists on the release of the Panama Papers. These are just three examples of how journalism is changing in response to the current … Read more »

The Block NZ Premiere Helps TV3 Win Sunday Night

Press Release – Mediaworks

Season five of The Block NZ premiered last night on TV3, eclipsing last seasons launch, with 616,200 New Zealanders* (56,800 more than season four) tuning in to see the four new teams of girls and boys battling it out for the best home on The … Read more »

Merger would see just 12% of NZ digital ad market

Article – BusinessDesk

May 27 (BusinessDesk) – A merger between Fairfax Media’s New Zealand operations and APN News &Media’s NZME unit would have 11.7 percent of New Zealand’s digital advertising market, which is dominated by Google and Facebook, their application to the Commerce … Read more »

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