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Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon Launch Joint Takeover Bid For Network Ten

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 17

Billionaire media moguls Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon are "launching a joint takeover bid for Network Ten," according to David Chau of the ABC. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission confirmed that it "commenced a review of this proposed acquisition." If the deal proceeds, it would...

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Kingston Heath To Host Golf World Cup

Organizers for this year's World Cup of golf "have officially confirmed its hosting venue" for the A$11M ($7.7M) tournament: Kingston Heath, according to Matt Murnane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Organizers confirmed in a release on Thursday that Kingston Heath -- which this week was ranked No. 18 ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

Wanderers In Talks To Play At ANZ Stadium

A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers is "close to calling ANZ Stadium home for the next two years with the two parties nearing a deal for games to be played at Sydney Olympic Park," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The club "has proposed to play its high-profile fixtures at ...

Tags: Franchises, Australia

CA 'Delighted' With Test Match Competition

Cricket Australia has "welcomed the call for two Tests in Sydney, or anywhere else, and is delighted to see the associations not only fighting for the right to host extra games, but also day-night fixtures," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust has "startled th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Female Cricketers To Break Glass Ceiling

During the Boxing Day Test last week, a "meeting of adversaries" took place between Cricket Australia Team Performance Manager Pat Howard and Australian Cricketers' Association CEO Alastair Nicholson, according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. At issue "was a subject that has driven th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Long Lines Ahead Of BBL Melbourne Derby

Big Bash League side Melbourne Stars’ officials "will meet with the Melbourne Cricket Club on Monday to discuss 'teething issues' related to increased security measures which led to chaotic scenes for fans entering the MCG for Saturday night’s game," according to Greg Buckle of the HERAL ...

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Over 80K Attend BBL Melbourne Derby

The growing appeal of Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League "was underlined when more than 80,000 fans turned up at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for a match on Saturday night," according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. The crowd attracted to Australia's biggest arena for Melbourne derby ...

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Tabcorp Banned From Taking Bets On UFC

Victoria's gambling regulator banned Tabcorp "from taking bets on the recent UFC cage fighting event in Melbourne, amid warnings by law enforcement agencies that the sport was vulnerable to corruption and money laundering by organised criminals," according to Houston, Spooner & Vedelago of THE A ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

WBBL An Australian Television Ratings Hit

The success of the Big Bash League "has transferred to women’s cricket, with the WBBL Australian television viewership peaking at above 400,000 on Saturday," according to the AAP. In the competition’s debut on Network Ten’s main channel, "a record average of 372,000 viewers tuned i ...

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Victoria Cracks Down On Sports Bodies

Sporting associations and peak bodies "will need to fill at least 40 per cent of their board positions with women or miss out on funding," according to Larissa Nicholson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The move "is one of a raft of recommendations made by a special advisory committee on women and girl ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

McLachlan's Challenge: How To Spend $1.8B

In '16, Australian Football League CEO Gillon McLachlan "is facing the sort of task most chief executives would love," according to John Stensholt of THE AGE. After leading the negotiations for the AFL's landmark six-year, A$2.5B ($1.8B) broadcast deal, McLachlan and his team "now have the job of sp ...

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