Hong Kong (CNN) – Just weeks after Australia passed a law requiring tech companies to pay for news content, Facebook announced on Monday a 3-year collaboration with News Corp Australia.
The deal will allow content from several platforms of Rupert Murdoch’s local media empire, including The Australian, to be shown on Facebook News, a section of the platform that provides news coverage from select publishers. The terms of the deal were not disclosed yet.
The agreement adds to a series of new partnerships that News Corp has signed in Australia in recent weeks.
Sky News Australia, a radio station owned by a local News Corp affiliate, announced that it had entered into a separate deal with Facebook, “based on an existing arrangement,” according to News Corp in a statement on Monday.
Last month, the group, which includes many Australian media outlets and some outlets in the United Kingdom, in addition to the “Wall Street Journal” and “New York Post” in the United States, revealed an agreement with Google, allowing News Corp. publications in the United States and the Kingdom United and Australia to appear on the “Google News Shock” platform.
However, the agreement is also expected to include developing a subscription platform, sharing advertising revenue, and investing in audio and visual journalism.
Google refused to share the terms of that deal, however, “News Corp” claimed that it would receive “substantial payments”.
News Corp. is already cooperating with Facebook in the United States, where it pays for its posts to appear on the social network.