Media

Newsweek for a dollar – bargain or a case of vanity publishing?

It’s probably a bit of both for 91-year old hi-fi tycoon Sidney Harman, the new owner, and just as much for his 65-year old wife US Democrat congresswoman Jane. The $1 Harman has paid the Washington Post for the struggling ...

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ITV’s Adam Crozier unveils new pay TV strategy

Well a bit of it anyway, announcing today that it will launch ITV 2,3 and 4 (its digital channels) in high definition behind the Sky pay wall. New ITV CEO Crozier will be aware that this is just dipping a ...

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Is Aussie Harold Mitchell the world’s most successful media man?

He’s not Rupert Murdoch of course but Harold Mitchell, who’s just sold his Mitchell Communication Group based in Melbourne to Aegis for £207m, is arguably the most successful member of that once quite large of media department refugees who departed ...

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Desmond wins first round in battle for Five, now the real fight begins

Controversial UK media tycoon Richard Desmond looks to have emerged as the winner in the battle (actually more of a mild skirmish) to buy terrestrial broadcaster Five from Germany’s RTL. Now Desmond, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star, OK! ...

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A message from the Mail for The Times, struggling with its paywall

Nobody knows the exact figures yet but it looks as though Rupert Murdoch’s The Times is losing its battle to turn a not very successful free online newspaper into a paywall-financed profitable online newspaper. Essentially readers are deserting in droves ...

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The poke reveals the Daily Mail’s editorial secrets

Better late than never, but this piece from amusing UK website the poke which ran a few days ago is a genius ‘exposure’ of the Daily Mail’s editorial secrets and should be essential reading for all those baffled by its ...

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Conrad Black wins bail victory over US justice department

Or should we say Lord Black? Anyway Conrad Black, aka Lord Black of Crossharbour, is about to be granted bail in the US after three appeal judges ruled that a US legal requirement that business leaders had to live up ...

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