Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ] is an innovative and digitally progressive media company in Australia and New Zealand - the trusted voice informing, engaging and entertaining audiences and communities via newspapers, websites, radio stations, events and dynamic digital venues.
Fairfax operates several broadly-based services businesses spanning marketing, property, entertainment and beyond. Fairfax’s independent journalism and quality content has been keeping people informed and connected for more than 180 years. Business divisions include Australian Metro Publishing, Australian Community Media, Digital Ventures, Fairfax New Zealand and Fairfax Events.
Fairfax has a portfolio of leading websites, tablet and smartphone apps, including the online news sites smh.com.au and theage.com.au in Australia and stuff.co.nz in New Zealand. The group also has leading classified and transaction websites in Australia.
Fairfax Media publishes metropolitan, agricultural, regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. In Australia, mastheads include The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The Canberra Times, The Sun-Herald, and The Land. In New Zealand mastheads include The Dominion Post, The Press, The Sunday Star-Times, TV Guide, NZ House and Garden, New Zealand Fishing News and Cuisine, as well as agricultural publications.
Fairfax has a 54.5% interest in Macquarie Radio Network [ASX:MRN], following the merger of Fairfax’s radio business with Macquarie’s in 2015, with the leading News, Talk and Sport stations in Sydney and Melbourne.
In 2014, Fairfax entered into a joint venture partnership with Nine Entertainment Co, called StreamCo, the creators behind Australia’s newest subscription video on demand service, Stan.