Media Wrap: No interest in 2018 Commonwealth Games | Fairfax to make streaming play? | REA battle simmers on...

By AdNews | 28 July 2014

No interest in 2018 Commonwealth Games
Even though the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on home soil, no Australian broadcaster has expressed interest or placed a bid to show the games, The Australian reports.

Fairfax to make streaming play?
Also in The Australian, Fairfax Media has been approached by Nine Entertainment about a partnership on its subscription video-on-demand service, Quickflix in which Nine recently aquired an 8% share.

Does advertising decline spell trouble for MCN?
Declining pay-TV ad revenue and a new advertising booking system have hit advertising sales company MCN, The Australian reports. with pay-TV ad revenue falling 9.8% for the six months to June compared with the same period last year.

REA battle simmers on
Rival real estate agents are collaborating across the country in the hope of negotiating advertising rates with property marketing companies, such as, after more than 400 Victorian real-estate agencies appointed a media buyer to represent them, The Australian Financial Review reports.

Coles v Woolworths battle hurts advertisers
The price war between supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths and the push to provide shoppers with everyday low prices is shrinking margins and in turn cutting marketing spend, The AFR reports.

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