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Foxtel nears Ten deal

Australian paycaster Foxtel is closing in on a 14.9% stake in commercial free-to-air rival Network Ten, according to a local report. Fairfax Media reports 21st Century Fox-backed Foxtel will invest around A$85 million (US$66.4 million) at 18¢ a share in Network Ten Holdings, which operates the embattled Ten. Following Fairfax’s story, ASX-listed Ten issued a […]

Caution urged over Ten future speculation

For sale Australian broadcaster Network Ten has urged caution after reports that a key shareholder is looking to take control of the firm. The network released a statement on the Australia Stock Exchange after reports Ten shareholder Bruce Gordon had submitted an alternative proposal to an outside takeover. This would see him provide the channel […]

Discovery’s Ten bid looms as Gordon rep resigns

The man who represented for Network Ten’s largest single shareholder on the broadcaster’s board has resigned. The development came as a deadline for bids for the Australian firm, which is on the block, looms large. Paul Mallam, who represented Bruce Gordon and has sat on the board for four years, unexpectedly announced his resignation via […]

Fall TV season: overview and early trends

Julia Espérance, media consultant at Eurodata TV and service manager for the New on the Air (NOTA) programming service, analyses the top new shows from the latest TV season and finds that formats with a positive message or light-hearted in tone are winning eyeballs. Whether through comedy, challenge or music-based shows, broadcasters are still looking […]