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2003, 2020

Věra Jourová offers her support to journalists in challenging times

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: |

Věra Jourová,Vice-President for Values and Transparency at the European Commission, took to Twitter to voice her support for journalists working around the clock to bring concerned citizens the truth about COVID-19: "The challenging times we face also underline the essential role of professional media. Journalists who are working around the clock to provide us with updated, checked facts. Their work [...]

1703, 2020

Sports journalism looks to be smart during COVID-19

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

Journalists and newsrooms find themselves in an unprecedented situation with COVID-19 cases increasing throughout the world and sports fixtures being suspended or cancelled by government action or on the initiative of sporting organisations. Michael Giarrusso, the Global Sport sports editor for the Associated Press and a Vice Chair at the News Media Coalition, emphasises that the ongoing list of cancelled [...]

403, 2020

AAP to close after wire service tells staff it is no longer viable

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Home News Ticker|

The Guardian reports that the news agency Australian Associated Press will close in June after major shareholders Nine Entertainment and News Corp Australia said the 85-year-old institution was unsustainable. AAP’s chairman, Campbell Reid, described the news wire as Australian “journalism’s first responder”. “It is a great loss that professional and researched information provided by AAP is being substituted with the [...]

2901, 2020

UK government responds to Cairncross review

January 29th, 2020|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: |

The UK government has responded to the recommendations of the 2019 Cairncross Review which examined the health of the news media market; the threats to the financial sustainability of publishers; the impact of search engines and social media platforms; and the role of digital advertising. The review outlined many challenges facing the sector and made a series of recommendations to [...]

2901, 2020

La Liga aims to end piracy in bars and boost its subscriber base

January 29th, 2020|Categories: Home News Ticker|

At the launch of a La Liga backed study 'of football consumption in public places' which analyses the economic impact of legally viewed La Liga matched on bars in Spain, La Liga President Javier Tebas announced his ambition to "to end audiovisual piracy” regarding the broadcast of football in bars and increase its subscriber base from around 50,000 “to 85,000 [...]

2201, 2020

German cartel office to Bundesliga: Change your rights tender to prevent a broadcast monopoly

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s federal cartel body, has ordered the German Football league to amend its terms of the Bundesliga domestic media rights tender covering 2021/22 to 2024/25. The Bundeskartellamt expressed concern that the tender as it currently exists would allow a single broadcaster to purchase all four subscription packages targeted at pay-TV broadcasters and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, as long [...]