Media ownership

Mass media ownership

A modern tragedy: Nine-Fairfax merger a disaster for quality media

If ever there was a time of grief for journalism in Australia, it is today, with the announcement that Nine Entertainment is taking over Fairfax Media.

Fairfax brand to die in $4 billion Nine Entertainment takeover

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.

Media ownership and regulation: a chronology part 2 - 1972 to 1995: moguls, miscreants and new regulatory brooms

This chronology is the second of a series which traces the story of media ownership concentration and control in Australia since 1901. The chronology in general focusses on government policies and regulations that have responded to, or attempted to pre-empt, a trend towards concentration that...

Dance of the elephants

Despite Nick Xenophon’s efforts, less powerful players were squeezed out of the media reform deal.
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Without ad revenue, there won't be local content: Quentin Dempster talks ACCC new media investigation

Former ABC journalist, Quentin Dempster, says the federal government should implement a local content quota for Australian television.

Media reform deals will reduce diversity and amount to little more than window dressing

Under the Turnbull Government's new rules, a company will be able to have television, radio and print outlets in the same market.

Media laws package to pass after Xenophon deal

The Turnbull Government's media laws package is set to pass, after a deal was made last night clearing the way for a major industry shake-up.

No urgency to accept CBS bid for Ten Network, court told

There is no urgency for Ten Network creditors to sign off on a recommendation to sell the embattled broadcaster to the US television giant CBS, a court heard today.

CBS takeover of Network Ten a defeat for Murdoch, Gordon

American broadcaster, CBS, has beaten out billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, to buy Network Ten.

Ten Network takeover by Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon gets ACCC approval

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose a proposed bid for the Ten Network by current shareholders, Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch.