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What's on the line in Fairfax-NZME merger

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/11/2016

FAIRFAX NZ-NZME MERGER - THE DETAILS

* The Commerce Commission says in a draft decision that it is likely to decline a merger of New Zealand media companies Fairfax NZ and NZME

* It says the proposal would create an overly dominant media organisation and the increased concentration of media ownership would not outweigh the benefits

* A final decision is due in March with submissions due on the preliminary view due by November 22

WHAT FAIRFAX NZ CONTROLS

* The Dominion Post

* The Sunday Star-Times

* The Press

* stuff.co.nz

* Regional newspapers including the Manawatu Standard, Waikato Times, Taranaki Daily News, Timaru Herald

* A number of magazines including Cuisine, NZ House and Garden

WHAT NZME CONTROLS

* The New Zealand Herald

* Herald on Sunday

* nzherald.co.nz

* Regional newspapers including the Bay of Plenty Times, Rotorua Daily Post, Hawke's Bay Today, Wanganui Chronicle

* Newstalk ZB

* Radio Sport

* Music radio stations including ZM, Hauraki, The Hits, Flava

* GrabOne deals website

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