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Kim Williams’ lucrative gift to News keeping the empire afloat

Kim Williams’ lucrative gift to News keeping the empire afloat

News Corp's relentless attacks on former CEO Kim Williams belie a fundamental truth: Williams' management of Foxtel was a financial boon for the company.

Mayne: what deal did Packer and Stokes cook up in Broome?

Mayne: what deal did Packer and Stokes cook up in Broome?

As James Packer decides who he should sell his $1 billion controlling stake in Consolidated Media Holdings to, News Corp and Telstra have every reason to feel aggrieved.

Foxtel-Austar merger a terrible competition decision

Foxtel-Austar merger a terrible competition decision

The ACCC missed a major moment in the history of regulation in this country and a chance to boost national productivity and the pace of technological change, say Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Oz waives rules … Foxtel-Austar is go … journo killed in Syria …

Oz waives rules … Foxtel-Austar is go … journo killed in Syria …

In today's Media Briefs: Weekend Oz mag takes homophonic tumble ... Front Page of the Day ... The Department of Corrections ... ACCC approve Foxtel-Austar deal ... Journalist killed by gunfire at Lebanese-Syrian border and more ...

Age head-hunting … AUSTAR misled …

Age head-hunting … AUSTAR misled …

After an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, pay TV and internet provider AUSTAR admitted "its contracts were likely to mislead consumers and breach Australian Consumer Law." Plus other media news of the day.

Mayne: Austar intervention opens way to challenge Murdoch gerrymander

Mayne: Austar intervention opens way to challenge Murdoch gerrymander

Another day, another blow to the world’s most powerful media empire.

Do ACCC doubts mark the end of media concentration in Australia?

Do ACCC doubts mark the end of media concentration in Australia?

Has the ACCC signalled an end to media concentration in Australia by raising significant doubts about the $2 billion takeover bid from Foxtel for regional Pay TV group, Austar?

Murdoch’s BSkyB bid fails, is Austar next?

Murdoch’s BSkyB bid fails, is Austar next?

With News Corp’s BSkyB bid abandoned ahead of what would have been a unanimous vote in the UK Parliament, Rupert Murdoch is clearly vulnerable.

Dept of Corrections … hello Canadian HuffPo! … WikiLeaks, the musical …

Dept of Corrections … hello Canadian HuffPo! … WikiLeaks, the musical …

In today's Media Briefs: Suharto's son wins damages from magazine ... Oprah finale rakes highest ratings in 18 years ... The life of WikiLeaks founder to be played out on stage ... and more ...

How Steve Fielding helped billionaires dominate media ownership

How Steve Fielding helped billionaires dominate media ownership

Steve Fielding retires from the Senate on June 30, but one of his lasting legacies will be the continuing flow of media deals triggered by John Howard’s liberalisation of foreign and cross-media ownership laws in 2005.