News Corporation Reports $817 million loss as newspapers lose value

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has recorded an $817 million loss across the year as the values of its newspaper mastheads declines. Despite $40 million in cuts to many of its papers and a profit of $300 million last year News Corp has been unable to slow the loss of money as print media is abandoned…

Nine Axe Darwin News

Communities in Northern Territory expressed their outrage over Channel 9’s radical decision to chop the locally produced 6PM TV News, and centralize the operation from Queensland. Weekend news from Darwin will be replaced with the 6PM newscast from Brisbane. At the time when media diversity is the focus of this nation, Channel 9’s decision to…

Perth Hit By Supernova Weekend

Contributed By Finlay Foster & Taylah Hanna Supanova is a 2 day convention celebrating comics, cosplay, gaming, anime, tv, movies and everything else nerdy. Filled with lots of fun, costumes, stars, and lots of cool things to buy, Supanova highlights pop culture to fans both young and old, with over 25,000 people expected to attend.…

Jeremy Clarkson’s Contract Not Renewed By The BBC

This story is written by WAMN News journalist Daniel Edwards. The BBC has decided not to renew Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s contract. Clarkson had been suspended since 10 March after being involved in an incident with producer Oisin Tymon. The public broadcaster described the incident as “a Fracas” over a steak. Director-General Tony Hall said…

Oscars: 12 years a slave & Gravity the big winner

This story is written by WAMN reporter Rodney Mouawad. 12 years a slave and Gravity were the big winners following the 86th Academy Awards which was held in a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Steve McQueen directed historical drama, 12 years a slave won three Oscars including the prestigious award of…

Schapelle Corby Granted Bail

After spending more than 9 years in the Indonesian Kerobokan Prison, Schapelle Corby has been granted bail along with 1291 prisoners in the system. There was a media frenzy outside the prison as Mercedes Corby arrived in the afternoon. Indonesia’s Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin held a press conference later this evening, but he refused to answer specific questions about…

Run Run Shaw passed away, aged 107

Television and film mogul Run Run Shaw passed away at his home this morning, he was 107. Mr Shaw’s family members were standing by him when he passed away peacefully in his apartment at 6:55am. Hong Kong’s leading television broadcaster, TVB, has issued a statement and praised Mr Shaw as a man with vision and…

No licence for Ricky Wong’s HKTV

After 4 years of both public consulting and internal discussion and approval within the government, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) released the results for the licensing for new TV channels. Unlike what the Hong Kong Government has previously promised before the whole public consulting began, it only issued 2 licenses to 2 companies,…

The big switch off

A significant history on Australian television is marked today, as WA switched off it’s analogue TV signal. The signal was switched off at 9am this morning, as the state’s free to air TV stations goes fully digital in the Perth metropolitan area. On June 25, WA regional’s analogue TV signal will be turned off, including Christmas…