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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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NFL Signs With TVNZ, Flow

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Tags: Media, Australia, South America

Brisbane Bullets To Make NBL Comeback

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Hayne Debut Trumps Super Bowl Ratings

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NRL, RLPA Reach Tentative Agreement

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Opportunities ‘Rolling In’ For Hayne

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