Post-Fairfax merger, Nine is optimistic about digital subscription growth

INMA - 18/07/2019

Dawn McMullan

Recent and dramatic changes in the Australian media landscape have left Chris Janz optimistic.  
Janz, the managing director of publishing at Nine, witnessed the late-2018 acquisition of the country’s second-largest newspaper publisher, 187-year-old Fairfax Media. When Nine Entertainment Co. (the country’s second-biggest free-to-air TV network) acquired Fairfax, the move effectively positioned both entities for continued profitability by pooling assets, reducing costs, and streamlining management.