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Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.

Vice Canada staff set to unionise days after UK bosses rejected push by employees

theguardian.com — Staff working for Vice in Canada are on the brink of achieving union recognition and a "better life" for digital workers, days after management rejected and highly criticised a push by employees in the UK. Trade union the Canadian Media Guild says that a "strong majority" of employees has signed up for unionisation, and will now officially push ahead with representing Vice staff.

Time Out plans £200m stock market flotation

theguardian.com — Time Out, the lifestyle and listing magazine turned international digital media business, is planning a stock market flotation later this year. Oakley Capital, which acquired a controlling stake in Tony Elliott's 48-year-old Time Out in 2010, intends to float the company on London's AIM market in June.

Richard Desmond's firm in £25m loss after price war and digital investment

theguardian.com — Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell fell to a £25m loss last year after embarking on a costly tabloid price war and boosting investment in digital publishing. Northern & Shell owns assets including the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday, OK! magazine and the Health Lottery, made a pre-tax loss of £24.8m in 2015.

'Ageism is so last century': Harvey Nichols uses 100-year-old model

theguardian.com — Harvey Nichols is breaking with the conventions of the youth-obssessed fashion industry running an ad featuring a 100-year old model to celebrate the centenary of Vogue magazine. The department store chain is to run an ad featuring Bo Gilbert, who was born in 1916, which will run in the June edition of Vogue.

BBC’s global audience hits 348 million

theguardian.com — The BBC's global audience has grown to 348 million as the corporation continues its drive to reach 500 million people worldwide by 2022. The number of people tuning in to services such as BBC World News and the BBC World Service grew by 13% year on year, or 38 million people, in the year to the end of March.

Tom Hiddleston's The Night Manager proves top iPlayer hit

theguardian.com — BBC1's hit spy thriller The Night Manager proved equally popular on the iPlayer TV service with the six-part series attracting almost 10m views in March. The updated version of John le Carre's 1993 novel, featuring Thor star Tom Hiddleston as the everyman-turned-spy Jonathan Pine, helped push iPlayer TV viewing to 244m views in total in March.

Comcast’s NBCUniversal to buy DreamWorks Animation in $3.8bn deal

theguardian.com — Comcast's NBCUniversal has confirmed it has lined up a $3.8bn deal to buy DreamWorks Animation, maker of hits from Shrek to Kung Fu Panda, to create a formidable rival to Disney. The deal will see DreamWorks Animation come under the same roof as NBCUniversal-owned Illumination Entertainment, maker of the hugely profitable including Despicable Me and spin-off Minions, creating an animation giant to challenge Disney and its Pixar operation.

WPP boosts training following 'rape joke' lawsuit

theguardian.com — Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP has moved to "tighten and enhance" employee anti-discrimination policies and training, in the wake of a lawsuit lodged by a senior female executive alleging one of its top bosses repeatedly joked about rape and made racist comments.

Canadian who took on Facebook named UK information commissioner

theguardian.com — Elizabeth Denham has been confirmed as the UK's new information commissioner. The Commons culture, media and sport committeeconfirmed the appointment of the Canadian, who currently holds a similar role in British Columbia, on Wednesday. The £140,000-a-year role sees overall responsibility for Freedom of Information Act decisions, data protection and regulations on privacy and electronic communications.

Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP upbeat despite Brexit concerns

theguardian.com — Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP has started the year strongly, beating its target of 3% net sales growth across its global marketing operations in the first quarter. WPP, the world's largest marketing services group, said like-for-like net sales increased by 3.2% in the first three months of the year.
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