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Mayne: Ten is in big trouble, with takeover still uncertain

Ten has performed woefully in the last year, but shareholders overwhelmingly rejected Crikey’s founder’s board tilt.

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Rupert sells voting shares — is this a Lachlan bailout?

Why has Rupert Murdoch taken the unusual step of selling over $100 million worth of his voting shares in 21st Century Fox? Crikey founder Stephen Mayne and business commentator Glenn Dyer explain.

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Media briefs: Foxtel’s play for Ten … Ron Swanson the bureaucrat .. digital ad spend …

Ron Swanson’s American ideal is a pipe dream. And other media tidbits of the day.

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The Ten-Foxtel deal should be blocked

The media regulator should block the Foxtel-Ten deal as it would deliver control of the free-to-air network to News Corp, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Would John Malone help out a Murdoch by buying Ten? Don’t count on it

Old feuds and buried hatreds cement Ten Network’s reputation as a poisoned chalice.

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Mayne: Murdoch salaries hit $600 million — but you wouldn’t read about it

The Oz has revealed that the ABC’s Mark Scott got a pay rise — but the paper is strangely silent on the massive pay packets taken home by the Murdoch family.

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A Fairfax bid for Ten would be corporate suicide

There is no upside to buying Channel Ten — the network is an absolute basket case, and it does not look like there is a way to turn things around.

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Murdochs’ golden handshake packages more like platinum

Ever wondered about the value of Rupert and James Murdoch’s retirement pension and termination packages? SPOILER ALERT: They’re worth more than a gold watch.

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Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear.

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Media briefs: Sun shines … paywall blues … Press Council ruling …

The Age is in a bit of hot water with the Press Council over the precise definition of the word “said”. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Rundle on Bolt etc … magazines OK? … Murdoch Jr. on the move …

What is the Oz doing — and who’s even listening? This and other media tid-bits of the day …

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Tips and rumours

Real estate types defend donations … Who’s heading for splitsville? … Lachlan Murdoch makes a fashion statement …

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Tips and rumours

Stokes and Lachie Murdoch do lunch, but who was on the menu? … Qld premier gives prize to own project … Clive Palmer’s fauxpology …

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How to get yourself on the News Corp enemies list — fast

Did former Murdoch lieutenant Ken Cowley unload on News Corp in an interview with its bitter rival? He’s backtracked, but it might be too late …

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Why cutting jobs won’t save Ten

Ten can’t keep going on like this - impairment tests and a big loan repayment due in a few years mean it needs a stunning turnaround to survive, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Tips and rumours

After him, he’s got a press pass! … A wink to where it came from … Adam Boland’s return to TV — delayed … A break in the MH370 case? …

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Forget ITV, the real story is that Ten’s owners are looking to sell

There have been reports that UK commercial channel ITV is thinking about buying a stake in Channel Ten. This is rubbish.

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Tips and rumours

Redundos to come at Qantas … Turnbull’s policy on the fly … coal emails MIA …

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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Media briefs: News results … dissing honours … indigenous secrets? …

In all the navel-gazing last week about the Murdoch sons’ movements, something was missing: News Corp and 21st Century Fox shares are declining. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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A fleeting introduction, a whole world of coverage: Lachlan’s first day

Many of the journalists at News Corp’s Holt Street bunker barely saw Lachlan Murdoch yesterday. If you really want to know what’s going on, you’d best go outside the organisation.

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Media briefs: News on News … offers they couldn’t refuse …

The Australian is outraged today that its rival, Fairfax, did not give Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension the coverage it deserved. And News Corp is very against Godfather metaphors… or is it?

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Will Murdoch still pull the strings at Ten? Takeover talk will reignite

Channel Ten is more vulnerable than ever with Lachlan Murdoch resigning from the board in favour of a plush News Corporation post. The takeover speculation will only intensify.

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Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

Lachlan Murdoch could be back stalking the halls of Holt Street within days. Rupert Murdoch’s succession planning throws a spanner into the presumed media merger plays in Australia.

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