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Encyclopedia > Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd
Type Public (ASX - PBL)
Controlling interest: Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd
Founded 1994
Headquarters Australia Sydney, Australia
Key people James Packer, Executive Chairman
James Alexander, CEO
Industry Media
Products TV stations
Casinos
Revenue $3.5 billion AUD
Employees 8271
Website www.pbl.com.au

Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, or PBL, is one of Australia's major media companies. It is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The late Kerry Packer, Australia's richest man, was its majority shareholder, through his company Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd. Image File history File links PBL.svg‎ [edit] Summary Publishing and Broadcasting Limited logo. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by a relatively few individuals. ... Exterior of Australian Stock Exchange on Bridge Street, Sydney The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... James Douglas Packer (born September 8, 1967) is an Australian businessman and Australias richest man. ... James Alexander may be James Alexander (lawyer) American lawyer and politician of the colonial period James Waddell Alexander American topologist ... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... For other uses, see Casino (disambiguation). ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up. ... Au. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Kerry Packer Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005) was an Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon. ...


Businesses

Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), a member of Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd. ... NineMSN is a 50/50 joint venture between Microsoft and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) . It effectively acts as the website for both the Nine Network and MSN. It is one of Australias most popular websites, although its poor compatibility with the browser Firefox means many Firefox users do... Sky News Australia is Australias only dedicated news channel. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... TCN-9 is the Sydney flagship television station of the Nine Network in Australia. ... Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... GTV-9 is the Melbourne, Australia station in the Nine television network and was one of the first two commercial TV stations in Melbourne. ... Melbournes Yarra River is popular area for walking, jogging, cycling and relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced either or [1]) is the second most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... QTQ-9 is an Australian television station, licensed to, and serving Brisbane, Queensland. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... NTD-8 is an Australian television station, licensed to and serving Darwin and its surrounds. ... Darwin is the territorial capital and most populous city of Australias Northern Territory. ... The Atrium at Crown Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is a casino and entertainment precinct on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia. ... Burswood Resort and Casino The Burswood Entertainment Complex ( ) is located on the Swan River some five minutes from the city of Perth, Western Australia. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... Acer Arena, originially known as the Sydney SuperDome, is an indoor sporting arena located in Sydney, Australia. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Premier Media Group is a 50/50 joint venture of News Corporation and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. ... Current Logo of Hoyts Cinemas with the slogan Theres No Substitute Hoyts are an Australian chain of cinema multiplexes. ...

History

Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) was established in 1933. It later acquired a broadcasting license in Sydney when television began in Australia in the 1950's, and this station, TCN-9 Sydney was the first television station in Australia to go to air, launching 1956, with an announcement from Bruce Gyngell "Good evening, and welcome to television". 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Gyngell (b. ...


In 1960, it purchased GTV-9 Melbourne to form the first television network in Australia, the National Television Network - later to become The Nine Network. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


In 1987, Kerry Packer sold the Nine Network to Alan Bond, who then expanded the network to include QTQ-9 Brisbane and STW-9 Perth. Packer later bought the network back for half of what he sold it for in 1990. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan Bond (born 22 April 1938) is an Australian business man. ... STW-9 is a television station broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia, wholly owned by Sunraysia Television. ... Perth is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Western Australia, and is the fourth largest city in Australia, with a population of approximately 1. ... This article is about the year. ...


Publishing and Broadcasting Limited was formed in 1994, from the merger of The Nine Network Australia and Australian Consolidated Press. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


During the late 1990's PBL lost millions on a venture called Nine India. It's most tangible form was a branded block on two of the channels operated by Doordarshan. It planned to become a major player in Indian television, but by early in the next decade, the concept was dropped. Doordarshan (दूरदर्शन) is a public broadcast terrestrial television channel run by Prasar Bharati, a board nominated by the Government of India. ...


In 1999, Crown Limited was merged into PBL, and the online division of PBL, ecorp was floated on the ASX. ecorp was later privatised and delisted from the Stock Exchange. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In 2002, PBL entered a deal with Prime Television, giving it an effective 50% stake in Prime NZ.


In 2004, PBL purchased the Burswood Casino in Perth, and an 50% stake in Hoyts Cinemas, along with West Australian Newspapers. Hoyts was previously owned by the Packer private company; Conslidated Press Holdings Ltd. It also sold Papua New Guinea's only television network, EM-TV to Fiji Television. Fiji Television Limited is Fijis television network. ...


On October 18, 2006, James Packer announced the sell-off of PBL's media interests for A$4.5 billion to focus on its gambling business. The sell-off includes Nine Network and its 50 per cent interest in NineMSN. October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... NineMSN is a 50/50 joint venture between Microsoft and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) . It effectively acts as the website for both the Nine Network and MSN. It is one of Australias most popular websites, although its poor compatibility with the browser Firefox means many Firefox users do...


PBL is currently involved in two casino projects in Macau: the $260 million Crown Macau, scheduled for completion in 2006-07, and the $1.4 billion City of Dreams. The projects are joint ventures with Melco, a Macau company. In March 2006, PBL announced that it had spent US$900 million (A$1.2 billion) to purchase a casino sub-concession from Wynn Resorts that would give the Melco-PBL joint venture the right to conduct casino operations. PBL's commitment to these ventures is the biggest investment by an Australian company in the PRC to date.[1]


External links

  • Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
  • Australian Consolidated Press
  • Profile of Kerry Packer's interests
  • Profile of Network Nine

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ninemsn (421 words)
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, or PBL, is one of Australias major media companies.
The venture was established in 1997, with a combined investment of $50 million, which brought together all the online assets of Microsoft and all the media assets of PBL, which include the Nine Network, Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) and other PBL assets.
As of April 2006, ninemsn acquired Australian content syndication and mobile publishing leader HWW Limited, who currently syndicate ninemsn's television, movie and gig guide listings.
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (496 words)
It later acquired a broadcasting license in Sydney when television began in Australia in the 1950's, and this station, TCN-9 Sydney was the first television station in Australia to go to air, launching 1956, with an announcement from Bruce Gyngell "Good evening, and welcome to television".
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited was formed in 1994, from the merger of The Nine Network Australia and Australian Consolidated Press.
PBL is currently involved in two casino projects in Macau: the $260 million Crown Macau, scheduled for completion in 2006-07, and the $1.4 billion City of Dreams.
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