The bottom line for Nine-Fairfax is that it will have to avoid being a typical Australian media merger that destroys value, rather than creates it.
The recently released Nine-Fairfax merger scheme has put the combined value of Stan and Domain at close to $2 billion. That dwarfs the value of Fairfax's newspaper services.
Eddie McGuire has snagged a win over The Front Bar, amid ongoing speculation around whether the show will continue. Was this a surge of support, or a final farewell?
Alan Jones' $3.7 million payout has surely underlined some reputational and financial concerns. Now, Nine has their own suit to fight.
A disclosure of increased ASX funds could throw into doubt Nine’s takeover of Fairfax Media.
Fairfax's full-year results show that metro papers aren't faring terribly, but it will take more than that to convince Nine to keep them.
In announcing Domain's first annual reports since spinning off from Fairfax, chairman Nick Falloon says he welcomes the proposed Nine-Fairfax Merger.