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NINE ENTERTAINMENT CO. HOLDINGS LIMITEDNINE ENTERTAINMENT CO. HOLDINGS LIMITED
Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited engages in television broadcasting and program production businesses in Australia. It operates through Television and Digital segments. The company is involved in creation and distribution of content; and digital, internet, subscription television, other media sectors, and free to air television activities. It also sells advertising products; and provides advertising solutions. The company offers its services under the Nine Network Television brand name that includes Channel 9 and 9HD, as well as 9Go!, 9Gem, 9Life, and 9NOW. It also provides its services under Nine digital brand that comprises nine.com.au network, an online source of news, sport, entertainment, and lifestyle content; and 9Honey for women. Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited was founded in 1956 and is based in Willoughby, Australia.
The deal makes Nine Entertainment Australia's first media company with outright ownership in free-to-air television, print and radio assets since the government relaxed ownership rules in 2017. Nine said it unit Fairfax Media would make an all-cash offer of A$1.46 for each Macquarie Media share, a discount of 16.3% to Macquarie's last closing price on August 2. In a separate statement, directors of Macquarie said they recommended Nine's offer to shareholders, in the absence of a superior proposal.
Australia's national broadcaster and two biggest newspaper publishers called on the government on Wednesday to protect press freedom, declaring media laws outdated, inconsistent and used by the powerful to keep embarrassing information secret. The state-funded Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC), News Corp's Australian arm, and broadcaster and newspaper publisher Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd made the demand after a series of police raids, adverse court rulings and criminal prosecutions of journalists. The rare show of unity by Australia's usually tribal media industry underscored concern about a lack of legal protection for journalists.
Half Year 2019 Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd Earnings Call
Australian prosecutors are seeking jail and fines for dozens of journalists and media outlets for alleged contempt of court over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's child sex abuse trial last year, a court summons showed on Tuesday. The Director of Public Prosecutions in Victoria has asked the state's Supreme Court to send journalists to jail or impose fines for breaching a suppression order on coverage of the trial, aiding and abetting overseas media's contempt of court, and "scandalising the court".
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Full Year 2018 Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd Earnings Call