Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.

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Nine buys Microsoft's Mi9 stake

Channel 9 news crew at the Victorian public school staff will rally outside the Premier?s Hawthorne electorate office.

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment (NEC) has continued its debt-fuelled acquisition spree ahead of a public float in early December, buying Microsoft’s share of their digital joint venture, Mi9.

BRW print copy axed by Fairfax

Sean Aylmer, Director - Business Media.

Colin Kruger Fairfax Media will scrap the print edition of BRW magazine at the end of next month.

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Seven West looks at bigger picture in rule change

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Colin Kruger Seven West Media agrese to terms with affiliate before expected removal of 'reach rule.'

TV

Seven West seals new deal with Prime Media

Seven West Media

Colin Kruger Seven West Media has become the last commercial television network to agree to terms with its regional affiliate before the expected removal of the "reach rule".

Gaming

Bets are off: Tom Waterhouse retreats

Tom Waterhouse.

Colin Kruger Tom Waterhouse's decision to cut back his advertising blitz may force him to reconsider the massive gamble his bookmaking operation is taking to grab market share from the larger - and largely...

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Gambling

Packer's latest tactical bet has market guessing

James Packer.

Colin Kruger James Packer is used to getting what he wants, even if it comes at a price.

Gambling

Packer's one shot at Barangaroo

James Packer

Colin Kruger James Packer is used to getting what he wants, even if it comes at a price.

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KKR offloads $260 million Seven stake

Kerry Stokes, Chairman of Seven West Media (right) with new CEO, Tim
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Colin Kruger US private equity heavyweight Kohlberg Kravis Roberts late Tuesday offloaded its remaining $260 million stake in television to newspaper interest Seven West Media, bringing to an end its involvement...

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Switching off: KKR offloads Seven stake

Colin Kruger US private equity heavyweight Kohlberg Kravis Roberts late Tuesday offloaded its remaining $260 million stake in Seven West Media.

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Head of TV takes over at Seven West

Tim Worner

Colin Kruger Tim Worner is appointed chief of Seven West Media replacing Don Voelte.

Break-up could breathe new life into News

Colin Kruger 'G oal!" was the ecstatic tweet from Rupert Murdoch just before Australia Day this year when the British arm of his empire secured the mobile and internet highlights for English Premier League...

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Media groups forced to fix business model

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Colin Kruger You do not need to look at News Corp's local operations to realise the media sector is engaging in radical change to survive the cyclical and structural headwinds.

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Break-up could breathe new life into News

Rupert Murdoch.

Colin Kruger As he prepares to slice News Corp in two, Rupert Murdoch is not giving up on his beloved print empire.

Gaming

Crown bid on Las Vegas fraud action fails

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Colin Kruger James Packer's casino operator, Crown, has lost an appeal to dismiss legal action against it in the Nevada Supreme Court on the grounds it risks being "swept further into the vortex of a massive...

Sports

It's a sticky wicket for broadcasters as cricket rows erupt

Richie Benaud.

Colin Kruger The straggler among Australia's television networks has lobbed a $500 million bid for the broadcast rights to all forms of cricket.

Gambling

Packer go-ahead to raise stake in casino rival Echo

James Packer.

Sean Nicholls and Colin Kruger James Packer's Crown Limited has received approval from NSW authorities to increase its shareholding in rival gaming company Echo Entertainment.

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Crown gets go ahead to lift Echo stake

James Packer

Colin Kruger The NSW casino regulator has given the green light to James Packer’s Crown to lift its stake in Echo Entertainment.

Cricket Australia, Nine set for courtroom showdown

Cricket Australia.

Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger and Chris Vedelago A May 31 courtroom showdown looms between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network over the rights to broadcast the sport on free-to-air television.

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News Corp investors push for role split

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Colin Kruger News Corp investors renew calls for Rupert Murdoch to split roles of chairman and CEO, as well as eliminating two-tier share structure.

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Digital powering the news

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Colin Kruger Major newspaper publishers continue to experience robust sales of paid digital editions.