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Getting out from under the debt: Johnston Press' H1 and Archant confidence

Getting out from under the debt: Johnston Press' H1 and Archant confidence

6th August 2014

One thing you thing you don't want if you're a business trying to work out how to revive an ailing business model is a mountain of debt to hold you back. So amid the doom and gloom accompanying the regional media these days, it's nice to see two of the UK's local newspaper businesses Johnston and Archant - making significant progress in freeing themselves from their creditors.

Archant, Johnston Press, Advertising, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

Bauer Media's €100 million venture capital fund: If you can't beat them, invest

Bauer Media's €100 million venture capital fund: If you can't beat them, invest

5th August 2014

Bauer Media is launching a venture capital fund and plans to invest €100 million in start-ups and young technology companies over the next 10 years. The fund, called “Bauer Venture Partners” is being jointly established with “experienced venture capital expert Thomas Preuss.” Bauer’s press release contains all of the usual financial PR-speak, but says that the company is on the lookout for “highly scalable digital business models in Europe” and has a “stage-agnostic approach without focusing on any specific phase like seed, early-stage or growth investments.”

Bauer Consumer Media, Bauer Media Group, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Finance and Deals

B2B in transition: A snapshot of H1 at Informa and UBM

B2B in transition: A snapshot of H1 at Informa and UBM

4th August 2014

Informa and UBM's half year results were released last week, revealing increased events and international growth, with the traditional elements of these B2B businesses – such as Informa's Business Intelligence division – still struggling.

Informa Plc, UBM, B2B Media, Finance and Deals

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Amazon Acquires Twitch In $1 Billion Video Landgrab

Kelly LiyakasaAdexchanger.com25th August 2014

After committing $100 million to develop original video content this quarter, Amazon has invested a whole lot more in the medium, swooping in Monday with $970 million in cash to acquire the video gaming platform Google had been eyeing: Twitch Interactive. Read the release. Variety first reported news of Google's interest in May, citing sources claiming it […]

Broadcast, Digital Media, Finance and Deals

Demand Media Names Ex-Ticketmaster Chief CEO Amid Q2 Loss

Kelly LiyakasaAdexchanger.com11th August 2014

Demand Media has named a former Ticketmaster chief Sean Moriarty as its new CEO. The move follows a rough second quarter, when it revealed last Thursday that its revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) declined 10% year-over-year to $87.1 million. The company on Monday also acquired online art community Saatchi Online in a $17 million cash-and-stock deal. Moriarty […]

Digital Media, Finance and Deals

How Book-a-Zines Are Endangering the Newsstand

mrondonFolio11th August 2014

Exuberant cover pricing has a chilling effect on a fragile market.

Consumer Media, Digital Media, Finance and Deals

50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists

By MIKE ISAACNew York Times11th August 2014

The viral media site will use a $50 million investment to diversify its content, expand its video arm and create an in-house incubator for new technology.

Advertising, Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Mobile

As Gannett Withdraws, Uncertainty at Sports on Earth Site

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEYNew York Times11th August 2014

The website Sports on Earth lost most of its staff last week after Gannett announced a spinoff of its print companies.

Finance and Deals, Newspapers


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