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When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer …

Stephen Mayne November 2, 2017 5 Comments

What follows is a transcript of part of the exchange between reformed pokies addict Anna Bardsley and the Crown board.

Mayne: Murdoch’s support of James Packer reaches peak saturation

Stephen Mayne October 23, 2017 4 Comments

The Weekend Australian dedicated 8800 words to the Crown exec, arguably the greatest broadside of Packer content since Kerry Packer's death in 2005

Don’t bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

Michael Sainsbury August 14, 2017 1 Comment

With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.

Ten drama plays out in Federal Court — but who will tell the ASX?

Crikey July 20, 2017

Tne federal government, regulators, Parliament and the courts are all involved in Ten's woes, which are being splashed all over the papers. But you'd never know it from disclosures to the ASX, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.

Clifftop poker: will media law changes allow Murdoch and Gordon to buy Ten before the money runs out?

Stephen Mayne July 5, 2017 4 Comments

Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch are asking the regulator for approval to buy Channel Ten. But will the media ownership laws allow the deal to go through in time?

Last days of media dinosaurs as Fairfax suitor turns tail

Crikey July 3, 2017 2 Comments

Could there be any clearer sign that legacy media is in trouble than that private equity firms have turned their backs on Fairfax?

Packer gambled and lost on China. Can Crown come out with a winning hand?

Michael Sainsbury July 3, 2017

Crown should have known that its China venture was going to attract the wrong sort of attention. But can James Packer bring Crown back from the disaster?

Mayne: how Ten’s staff can shirk the billionaires and control their own destiny

Stephen Mayne June 27, 2017 2 Comments

Led by veteran reporter Hugh Riminton, the staff yesterday secured three of the 14 positions on the all-powerful Ten creditors committee.

How much money have the Murdochs made out of Ten?

Glenn Dyer June 26, 2017 1 Comment

There will be important questions for KordaMentha today -- not least of which will be why Ten paid so much to Murdoch-owned companies.

Murdoch and Gordon’s brutal, secret play for Ten

Crikey June 15, 2017 4 Comments

The media moguls are up to their eyeballs in the mess surrounding the Ten Network, and now they are asking for laws to changed so they can get out again, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne