A disclosure of increased ASX funds could throw into doubt Nine’s takeover of Fairfax Media.
The sale of The Los Angeles Times to health tech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong is a replay of the worn narrative of billionaires swooping in to prop up troubled mastheads -- for better or worse.
The media ownership battle is old and long-winded, and will still fall far short of making us competitive swimmers in the ocean of global media, writes journalist and media watcher Chris Warren.
Once the government's reforms go through, the true fight for control will be over the metropolitan FM radio stations, media analyst Bob Peters says.
Consideration of changes to media ownership rules should be put on hold until serious questions around the placing of Ten in administration are resolved, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
The government's media reform package is more a media aid package, but it won't help dinosaur media in the long run, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
Ten's future suddenly looks bleak again, but it could all turn out OK -- from the Murdochs' point of view, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
Voters are dead-set against changing the law to allow a single company to own a TV station, newspaper and radio station in a single market.