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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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Australian NBL Teams Up With Catapult

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Minister To Change Structure Of RV

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

CA Could Reduce Broadcast Program

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Cahill's Debut To Boost A-League Value

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Nick Kyrgios Throws Match

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Court Denies Appeals Of Essendon Players

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Hunter Stadium Sells Naming Rights

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Female Reporters Pay Tribute To Wilson

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