2019 Articles

The ASA’s puritanical ban spree is a flagrant assault on free speech
The ASA’s puritanical ban spree is a flagrant assault on free speech
When the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) first announced that it would ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause [...]
August 16, 2019
Fleet Street veteran David Montgomery plots takeover spree
Fleet Street veteran David Montgomery plots takeover spree
Veteran Fleet Street executive David Montgomery is poised to launch a media takeover spree, with struggling publisher JPI Media slated [...]
August 14, 2019
DEBATE: In light of the row over alleged bias in the Telegraph’s survey, is there any point to polls?
DEBATE: In light of the row over alleged bias in the Telegraph’s survey, is there any point to polls?
In light of the row over alleged bias in the Telegraph’s survey, is there any point to polls? Olivia Utley, [...]
August 14, 2019
CBS and Viacom 'in final stages' of merger talks
CBS and Viacom 'in final stages' of merger talks
CBS and Viacom are said to be in the final stages of talks over an all-stock merger that values Viacom [...]
August 12, 2019
Physical entertainment sales slump amid shift to streaming
Physical entertainment sales slump amid shift to streaming
The physical entertainment market declined by almost a fifth over the last quarter, as the growing popularity of streaming services [...]
August 12, 2019
Facebook to launch 'news tab' in US and offers newspapers $3m for licenses
Facebook to launch 'news tab' in US and offers newspapers $3m for licenses
Facebook is set to launch a “news tab” in the US, confirming reports that it has been contacting media companies [...]
August 10, 2019
MNG Enterprises discloses 9.4 per cent stake in New Media
MNG Enterprises discloses 9.4 per cent stake in New Media
MNG Enterprises has disclosed a 9.4 per cent stake in New Media Investment Group and has said it may try [...]
August 9, 2019
WPP shares jump as it boosts key client business
WPP shares jump as it boosts key client business
Advertising giant WPP has outperformed market expectations in the first half of the year, as its turnaround strategy helped boost [...]
August 9, 2019
Youtube and Netflix among most-watched channels as streaming booms
Youtube and Netflix among most-watched channels as streaming booms
YouTube and Netflix are now the third and fourth most-watched video services in the UK, as streaming continues to eat [...]
August 7, 2019
Sky Studios takes stake in production firm True to Nature
Sky Studios takes stake in production firm True to Nature
Sky Studios today announced it has taken a stake in UK-based natural history production firm True to Nature (TTN), marking [...]
August 7, 2019
Hipgnosis bags Ed Sheeran songwriter catalogue
Hipgnosis bags Ed Sheeran songwriter catalogue
Music royalties investment firm Hipgnosis has acquired the music catalogue of Benny Blanco, the songwriter and producer behind top artists [...]
August 7, 2019
The new King of the Jungle: Why Disney could be a spoiler for Netflix
The new King of the Jungle: Why Disney could be a spoiler for Netflix
In 2017 Dana Brunetti, the producer behind hit Netflix series House of Cards, declared that appointment-viewing TV was dead. Gone [...]
August 7, 2019
Cryin' King: Disney investors tearful despite box office hits
Cryin' King: Disney investors tearful despite box office hits
Record $8bn (£6.6bn) box office takings did not spare Disney investors from taking a hit last night as the company [...]
August 6, 2019
New Media snaps up publisher Gannett in $1.4bn mega-merger
New Media snaps up publisher Gannett in $1.4bn mega-merger
US local media giant New Media Investment Group has bought rival Gannett for $1.4bn (£1.1bn), forming the country’s largest newspaper [...]
August 6, 2019