20 Dec 2017

Fairfax-NZME merger denied - Mediawatch analysis

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 20 December 2017

News giants Fairfax New Zealand and NZME will work on ways to cooperate more in future in spite of the High Court backing the Commerce Commission's rejection of their merger proposal. The court upheld the commission's view a merger would lessen competition and reduce the diversity of news delivered to the public. There's no word from the companies on whether they will appeal against the decision. For more on the impact of the decision, we can talk now to the presenter of RNZ's Mediawatch programme, Colin Peacock.