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Facebook reaches deal with News Corp on Australian content

Facebook reaches deal with News Corp on Australia content

(ATF) Media baron Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation said on March 15 it had reached a three-year agreement to provide Facebook users with access to news in Australia.The agreement means the social media giant gains access to content from the company's flagship media holdings, such as the Sydney-based national newspaper The …

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Facebook switches news back on for Australians after content deal

Facebook switches news back on for Australians after content deal

(ATF) Facebook on February 26 restored access to news for its Australian users after a week-long hiatus as it reached agreement with the government on complying with a landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for editorial content.The US social media giant's Australian readers were able to read news from …

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Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

(ATF) The online world is watching Australia this week after the nation’s parliament passed landmark legislation on February 25 requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content.The new law – the culmination of an often bitter tussle between the Australian government and media on one hand, and the …

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News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

(ATF) Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp struck a global news deal with Google, the media company said on Wednesday February 17, in the most extensive agreement yet for news content with big tech.The two companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google’s ad technology services, build audio journalism …

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Google, Facebook negotiating deals to compensate Aussie media

Google, Facebook negotiating deals to compensate Aussie media

(ATF) Google and Facebook are "very close" to multi-million-dollar deals with major Australian media outlets to pay for news, the country's Treasurer has said.The tech giants – under pressure both at home and abroad to share some of the billions in advertising revenue they have grabbed from news outlets around …

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China bars BBC News from airing on mainland

China bars BBC News on mainland 

(ATF) China's National Radio and Television Administration has barred BBC World News from being aired in the country after an investigation found its reports on matters related to China "seriously violated" local regulations.The NRTA said on Friday (Feb 12) that news should be "truthful and fair", but the BBC's reports …

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News Corp CEO fails to dampen Australian sale speculation

News Corp CEO fails to dampen Australian sale speculation

(ATF) News Corp CEO Robert Thomson stressed digital real estate, growth at Dow Jones and a potential revaluation of book publisher HarperCollins at a virtual conference on Wednesday December 9. His emphasis will do nothing to dampen speculation that sales of Australian newspapers are on the way.Thomson was speaking at …

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China merges media and government as it enters ‘new era’

China merges media and government as it enters ‘new era’

(ATF) China is mulling the issue of network media convergence, once again, especially as the next few years will concentrate on building ‘smart cities’ with all the latest tech and gadgets, such a 5G, coming to the fore.The Chinese government issued “Opinions on Accelerating the Deep Integrated Development of Media" …

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