Hard to know if this is the beginning of the end, or if we're already at the third act.
The Southern Cross Media AGM in a couple of weeks is likely to be a boisterous affair, with shareholders having plenty to complain about.
Nine is swimming in debt and is making one bad business decision after another. A former Nine Entertainment executive wonders: where did it all go wrong?
Outside of capital cities, viewers sometimes struggle to get access to locally produced news about their area. Will this get worse if Southern Cross and Nine are allowed to merge?
Speculation about media tie-ups reflects the agenda of the players involved. And that's before the dance music even starts. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane on who'll be left without a partner.
Steve Fielding retires from the Senate on June 30, but one of his lasting legacies will be the continuing flow of media deals triggered by John Howard’s liberalisation of foreign and cross-media ownership laws in 2005.