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Browsing: Merger Mania
As the Commerce Commission announced this morning that it would not approve the merger between NZME and Fairfax New Zealand, the heads of both organisations published official statements expressing their disappointment at the decision. We look at how it all went down.
This morning the Commerce Commission published a preliminary decision, declining the merger between NZME and Fairfax. We look at what this means for the publishers and, more broadly, for journalism in New Zealand.
In a somewhat surprising announcement this morning, the Commerce Commission has a Twitter personality.
Spark’s decision to narrow in on sport streaming rights in its opposition of the Sky/Vodafone merger was an interesting move, given that the telco no longer offers sport content as part of its SVOD offering. We look at why so much hinges on sport content.
With Vodafone and Sky in talks over a merger, which would result in a multi-faceted content giant, Receptive.tv’s Sam Aldred suggests a quiet panic and a regroup for the rest of New Zealand media.
This morning, Fairfax and NZME verified industry speculation when they confirmed that talks on a potential merger between the pair have commenced. We talk to OMD chief executive Kath Watson, ZenithOptimedia group business director Alex Lawson and IAB chief executive Adrian Pickstock about commercial repercussions of the move.