MURDOCH TO START UP A NEW RUGBY LEAGUE
Published April 7, 1995
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has launched a "daring bid for dominance in world television sport with far-reaching plans to create an international Rugby League 'Super League' just after snapping up rights to top international boxing matches." Rugby will be shown on News Corp.'s Sky Sports, with the boxing on BSkyB (FINANCIAL TIMES, 4/7). In other Murdoch news, CBS' "60 Minutes" Exec Producer Don Hewitt confirmed that Murdoch has approached a high level executive at CBS about buying the show from CBS. CBS Chair Laurence Tisch said the show is not for sale (N.Y. NEWSDAY, 4/7).