JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Media & Marketing


Guardian losses point to Graeme Wood loan

Graeme Wood, the founder of

Madeleine Heffernan Wotif co-founder Graeme Wood's investment in The Guardian Australia will not be repaid until 2018 – provided certain hurdles are met.

APN News & Media tipped to lead radio revenues by end of year

apn news and media

Madeleine Heffernan Credit Suisse says APN News & Media will soon lead radio revenues, while rival Southern Cross Austereo could face challenges.


Fourth radio rating 'disappointing' for 2Day, but Triple M, 774 shine in Melbourne

Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones and Amanda Keller from WSFM.

Madeleine Heffernan 2GB retains the crown as Sydney's most popular station, while ABC 774 steals top spot from 3AW in Melbourne.


Spending on digital entertainment tipped to hit $40b by 2018

Xbox and gamer

Madeleine Heffernan Spending on entertainment and media will grow by 18 per cent to a touch under $40 billion by 2018.

Commercial radio hits record $697m in FY14: Deloitte

Madeleine Heffernan Revenues grow by just 2 per cent in year to June, with Perth strongest but Adelaide posting decline.


Ten Network's TV woes make it a cheap target

Chief executive Hamish McLennan's cost cuts may not be enough to turn around Ten's fortunes.

Ten Network Holdings, weighing a possible sale, is so cheap that acquirers can buy the Australian television channel for less than the value of its broadcasting license.


REA makes nice with real estate agents

Jake Mitchell REA Group interim chief executive Peter Tonagh has moved to repair the company’s strained relationships with real estate agents.


Media monitoring iSentia 'ticks all the boxes', says Moelis

Dominant player: iSentia chief executive John Croll.

Madeleine Heffernan The first analyst report since June sharemarket listing paints bullish picture of media monitoring firm.


Website streaming threatens to undermine AFL broadcast rights deal

The AFL has a five-year broadcast rights deal with Seven West Media (Channel Seven), Foxtel and Telstra.

Madeleine Heffernan and Tom Cowie Illicit websites are undermining the AFL's record $1.25 billion broadcast deal by showing live streams of AFL matches.


'Credible strategy' lifts Fairfax debt rating

Ratings agency S&P has upgraded Fairfax Media.

Madeleine Heffernan Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded the credit rating outlook for Fairfax Media.


Pirates hit SBS World Cup soccer coverage

Brazil's forward Neymar participates in a training session wearing a pair of new golden boots

Madeleine Heffernan FIFA and SBS are seeking details about pirate broadcasters of the World Cup.

Industry orphan Ten Network is in a downward spiral

Elizabeth Knight Dinkus

ELIZABETH KNIGHT If the current crop of Ten Network tyre kickers don't bother to ask its chief executive, Hamish McLennan, for a peek at the log book and rego papers, the future of the third commercial network could become quite interesting.


News Corp silent on rumoured Rebekah Brooks to Australia plan

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.

Madeleine Heffernan News Corp is tightlipped on the prospect of former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks being granted a key role in Australia.


Seven throws in $30m lifeline to help keep Nexus afloat


Tom Cowie Seven Group Holdings stumps up $30m to pay for the day-to-day costs of Nexus Energy.


RSVP, Oasis find their perfect matches with online dating merger

Three red hearts connected to red mouses heart, mouse, love, online, internet dating, computer (generic)

Sarah Thompson, Jake Mitchell and Gretchen Friemann Fairfax Media's RSVP dating website has signed a $90 million merger agreement with rival Oasis Active


Beyond shares sink after Mythbusters profit warning

Madeleine Heffernan Shares in small Australian production house and distributor Beyond International have tumbled to a one-year low after tipping its annual profit would dive up to 20 per cent.


Mythbusters blows up Beyond International profit


Chris Jenkins Changes to the production schedule of hit TV show Mythbusters have helped sink the full-year profit of Australian production house and distributor Beyond International.


Private equity firms eye Ten Network


James Chessell and Sarah Thompson Ten Network Holdings has attracted the interest of private equity firms that are weighing offers for the troubled free-to-air network amid potential changes to key programming contracts and media ownership laws.

Torrent of illegal downloads may leave nothing left to see

Harold Mitchell dinkus

HAROLD MITCHELL Many of our regular readers have grown up with exciting memories of drive-in theatres.


'Like an open marriage': Microsoft recasts Mi9 relationship with Nine

Mi9 logo

Jake Mitchell Microsoft says its new relationship with Nine Entertainment Co's digital arm Mi9 is comparable to an "open marriage"


Ten battles revenue slide, higher costs


Madeleine Heffernan TV broadcaster Ten is warning of a slide in advertising revenues and higher costs as it prepares to close off its accounts for the 2013/14 financial year.


ANZ's 'GAYTMs' wins honours at Cannes advertising awards

NEWS SMH Penny Tration (centre) and the boys pose at the front  of an ANZ bank in Oxford st Darlinghurst at the Gaytm's ahead of Mardi Gras. Pic JENNY EVANS

Scott Parker Ten bedazzled ATMs that were part of ANZ's sponsorship of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras took out one of the top honours at the annual Cannes Lions Festival advertising awards.


World Cup a $1.6b advertising bonanza

FIFA World Cup Brazil

Jake Mitchell The Football World Cup in Brazil is expected to generate $US1.5 billion ($1.6 billion) in advertising spending globally, with North America benefiting just as much as Western Europe, despite a divergence in the popularity of the sport in the regions.


World Cup a $1.6b advertising bonanza

Jake Mitchell The Football World Cup in Brazil is expected to generate $US1.5 billion ($1.6 billion) in advertising spending globally, with North America benefiting just as much as Western Europe, despite a divergence in the popularity of the sport in the regions.


Newspapers need to be transparent, says John Sintras

Jake Mitchell One of Australia's most respected media buyers has challenged the newspaper industry to do more to inform advertising clients about readership.


Nine refinances as Ten's ad share shrinks

EFL DIV 1 RESERVES Grandfinal Vermont vs Knox  channel nine helicopter brings premiership cup to senior grandfinal  Picture Wayne Hawkins

Madeleine Heffernan Media company Nine Entertainment has announced a debt refinancing that it says will save it $20 million a year.


World Cup a $40m baby for SBS

Tim Cahill

MAX MASON SBS could reap up to $40 million in advertising revenue from the World Cup in Brazil, as the broadcaster aims to better the average 350,000 viewers it attracted each match during the last tournament.


Good lord, a Sportsbet balloon floats to the heavens and has faith in Socceroos


Tom Cowie Jesus can not only walk on water, he can float thousands of metres above Melbourne.


Malcolm Turnbull wants consensus on TV sport rights and ownership rules

Digital Cable TV. Picture Phil Carrick. first use AFR. Foxtel, C7, Seven network, Ten, Nine.

Dominic White Malcolm Turnbull will make no changes to sports rights without a consensus between free-to-air and pay TV.

Latest Business News

Most Searched Shares

Executive Style

Special offers

Credit card, savings and loan rates by Mozo

Small Business

Essential Guides


A free independent guide from SMH with expert information.