The ComCom should be able to put behavioural conditions on mergers
Posted 31st Aug 2016
Filed under: Broadcasting
This piece was originally published on 24 August on National Business Review.

It might not be headline news but the major shake-ups of our media environment threaten a seismic shift in the New Zealand media landscape. Do we care? Should we care? Yes, we should.

The proposed mergers of NZME and Fairfax, and of Sky TV and Vodafone are being considered as the remnants of public interest media (aka Radio NZ and a declining number of TV programmes funded by NZ on Air) are toughing out eight years of government funding freeze.
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