Updates to the 'Media interests' snapshot | ACMA

Updates to the 'Media interests' snapshot

The ACMA’s 'Media interests' snapshot (snapshot) and associated maps (the infographics) provides an overview of the main interests in major commercial television and radio networks and associated newspapers.  It does not include all  commercial television and radio networks and associated newspapers, shareholding interests under five per cent, and does not necessarily show all companies in the corporate chain.

From the snapshot, you can click through to maps showing the location and details of the relevant media operations.  The information in the infographics is drawn from a variety of sources including ASX notices, annual reports, company announcements and websites.

The snapshot and maps are updated when there is a significant change in the interests or licences/publications held. 

October 2017 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 23 October 2017.  Changes were made to the snapshot and eight maps.

Updates to snapshot

Seven Group Holdings Limited was removed as a shareholder of Prime Media Group Limited (Prime), and Bruce Gordon was added as shareholder of Prime to reflect information contained in ASX Announcements.

Macquarie Group Limited was removed as a shareholder of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited to reflect information contained in an ASX Announcement.

The note for Ten Network Holdings Limited was amended to reflect its current status.

Updates to maps

Changes were made to eight maps to reflect the above changes.

August 2017 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 23 August.  A change was made to the snapshot.

Update to snapshot

Macquarie Group Limited’s interest in Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited was changed from 6.10 per cent to 7.26 per cent to reflect information contained in an ASX Announcement.

June 2017 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 28 June.  Changes were made to the snapshot and several maps (as outlined below):

Updates to snapshot

The name of the map for APN News & Media Ltd changed to HT&E Limited to reflect the recent change of the company’s name. 

A note was also added to the snapshot to regarding Ten Network Holdings Limited being placed under voluntary administration on 14 June.

Updates to maps

A number of maps were also amended to reflect the above changes.  In addition, changes were made to the Southern Cross Austereo, Bruce Gordon and Win Network maps to reflect the recent sale by Southern Cross Austereo of its Northern New South Wales commercial television broadcasting licence to Bruce Gordon and Win Network.

January 2017 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 13 and 31 January.  Changes were made to several maps (as outlined below):

31 January updates to maps

The maps for Fairfax, John Singleton and Macquarie Media Limited were updated to reflect the sale of commercial radio station 2CH to Oceania Capital Partners Limited. 

13 January updates to maps

The maps for APN News & Media Ltd, News Corporation, News Corp Australia, Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch were updated to reflect the acquisition by News Corporation of 12 associated newspapers from APN News & Media Ltd.

December 2016 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 5 December. Changes were made to the snapshot (as outlined below):

Updates to snapshot

Macquarie Group Ltd was added as a shareholder of Nine Entertainment Co, and News Corp Australia’s interests in APN News & Media Ltd were updated to reflect information contained in ASX notices.

Updates to maps

A map was added for Macquarie Group Ltd to reflect its interests in Nine Entertainment Co. 

The map for Fairfax Media Ltd was amended to reflect amendments recently made to the ACMA’s Associated Newspaper Register (the Register) affecting the Maitland Mercury, The North West Star and The Advocate newspapers.

The maps for Kerry Stokes, Seven West Media, Seven Group Holdings, Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch,  News Corporation and News Corporation Australia were updated to reflect Seven West Media’s acquisition of The Sunday Times in Perth from News Corporation.

October 2016 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 5 October 2016. A change was made to the snapshot (as outlined below):

Update to snapshot

Nine entertainment Co was removed as a shareholder of Southern Cross Austereo to reflect information contained in an ASX notice.

Updates to maps

Changes were made to the Nine Entertainment Co, and Southern Cross Austereo maps.

September 2016 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 9 September 2016.  A change was made to the snapshot (as outlined below).

Update to snapshot

Bruce Gordon’s interests in Ten Network were changed from 14.56 per cent to 14.96 per cent to reflect information contained in an ASX notice.

Updates to maps

No changes were made to the maps.

July 2016 update

The ACMA updated the infographics on 22 July 2016.  Changes were made to the snapshot, and to a number of maps (as outlined below):

Update to snapshot

Bruce Gordon’s interests in Ten Network were changed from 14.98 per cent to 14.56 per cent to reflect information contained in an ASX notice.

Updates to maps

The on-air IDs for regional commercial television broadcasting stations were changed to reflect changes in program affiliations for WIN Television and Southern Cross Austereo with the Ten and Nine networks, respectively (see the maps for WIN Network, Bruce Gordon, Southern Cross Austereo, Prime Media Group, Seven Group Holdings Limited, Kerry Stokes and Nine Entertainment Co).

In addition, the on-air IDs for 3 commercial radio broadcasting stations in Cairns, Mackay and Townsville have changed to reflect rebranding of the services under the ‘Star’ brand (see the maps for Grant Broadcasters and Janet Cameron).

A minor amendment was also made to the Fairfax Media Limited, John Singleton and Macquarie Media Limited maps to reflect the period of a prior approval of a temporary breach being extended by the ACMA.

Last updated: 23 October 2017