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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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Rod Laver Arena Hosts Olympic Qualifier

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Player Exodus Concern For ARU

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McDevitt Defends ASADA Investigation

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St. George Considering Privatization

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Perth Glory Breach A-League Salary Cap

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Jon Smith Hits Back For Asian A-League

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More Than 1 Million Attend Cricket WC

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