Media

Putin complains Russian media abroad face unacceptable pressure

Putin complains Russian media abroad face unacceptable pressure

Published 29/09/2017

President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of Russia's Security Council on Friday that Russian media outlets working abroad were facing growing and unacceptable pressure, Dmitry Peskov, his spokesman, said. [more…]

Canada unveils vision for the arts- Netflix makes investment

Canada unveils vision for the arts- Netflix makes investment

Published 28/09/2017

Canada outlined its vision for its cultural and entertainment industries on Thursday, promising more money to foster Canadian content at home and abroad and striking a deal in which streaming service Netflix would invest C$500 million to create programming in the country. [more…]

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Published 08/09/2017

Critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have grown used to following upstart news service Fresh News to find out what the government’s next target might be. [more…]

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator

Published 08/09/2017

U.S. legislation may be needed to require social media companies to disclose more about how their platforms are used for political advertising, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, after new signs of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. [more…]

Pandora Media`s revenue beats on advertising boost

Pandora Media`s revenue beats on advertising boost

Published 31/07/2017

A person holds a smart phone with the Pandora app showing in New York U.S., June 9, 2017.

Pandora Media Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as advertisers spent more on the online music streaming service amid stiff competition.

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Australia`s Fairfax ends talks with PE suitors without formal bid

Australia`s Fairfax ends talks with PE suitors without formal bid

Published 03/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: People walk outside the Fairfax Media headquarters building in Sydney, Australia, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media Ltd said two private equity firms withdrew from rival takeover bids worth up to A$2.9 billion ($2.2 billion), leaving it to proceed with demerger plans and sending its shares sharply lower.

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Exclusive: Sirius XM in talks to invest in Pandora – sources

Exclusive: Sirius XM in talks to invest in Pandora – sources

Published 08/06/2017

Sirius XM Holdings Inc, the U.S. satellite radio company controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media Corp, is seeking to invest in internet music provider Pandora Media Inc, people familiar with the matter said.

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Chinese social media star dreams of movie roles as she struts at Cannes

Chinese social media star dreams of movie roles as she struts at Cannes

Published 24/05/2017

With every step down the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, Chinese social media star Lili Xu reckons she is getting ever closer to her dream of a career in the movies.

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TPG boosts offer for Australia`s Fairfax Media, shares leap to six-year high

TPG boosts offer for Australia`s Fairfax Media, shares leap to six-year high

Published 15/05/2017

Mastheads of The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review, all Fairfax Media publications, are pictured in this photo-illustration in Sydney June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

U.S. buyout firm TPG Capital Management on Monday raised its cash bid for Fairfax Media Ltd (FXJ.AX), offering A$2.76 billion ($2.04 billion) for the struggling Australian publisher and sending its shares to a six-year high.

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Snoopy moves in with the Teletubbies at DHX Media

Published 10/05/2017

DHX Media Ltd is buying the entertainment unit of Iconix Brand Group Inc for $345 million, adding the Peanuts comic strip and cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake to its roster of brands that includes "Bob the Builder" and "Teletubbies".

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