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Lucy Battersby

Lucy Battersby has covered trends, technology and telecommunications since joining The Age in 2008.

Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon lodge new bid for Network Ten

Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon lodge new bid for Network Ten

Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon have lodged a fresh bid for Network Ten, increasing their offer for creditors of the troubled broadcaster from $35 million to $55 million.

  • by Lucy Battersby

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Media bosses turn to deals as ownership bill beckons

Media bosses turn to deals as ownership bill beckons

Media owners have fought long and hard for changes to ownership restrictions and with the laws passing the Senate late on Thursday, attention will be turning to what deals might now be done.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Media reforms to pass the Senate, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions

Media reforms to pass the Senate, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions

A dramatic reshaping of Australia's media industry is imminent after plans to scrap media ownership laws received endorsement from crucial Senate crossbenchers.

  • by Bevan Shields and Lucy Battersby
Media reform within government's grasp as debate starts in Senate

Media reform within government's grasp as debate starts in Senate

Historic changes to media ownership laws, which would open the door for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, are closer than ever to being passed.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Australian regulator fast-tracking upcoming 5G auction at super-high frequency

Australian regulator fast-tracking upcoming 5G auction at super-high frequency

Australia might be getting access to 5G data speeds sooner than expected with the communications regulator fast-tracking preparations to auction the necessary spectrum off to mobile network operators.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Murdoch-Gordon bid for Ten higher, but late and complicated, KordaMentha report reveals

Murdoch-Gordon bid for Ten higher, but late and complicated, KordaMentha report reveals

Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon's bid for Network Ten was $3 million higher than CBS', but was too complex and would have seen secondary creditors getting just 2 cents in the dollar, report reveals.

  • by Lucy Battersby
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Sleeping Giants targets local ad placements and hate speech

Sleeping Giants targets local ad placements and hate speech

Australian advertising departments are under pressure to curate their programmatic advertising more carefully, or risk supporting hate speech.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Online real estate sites benefit from slower market, say Citi analysts

Online real estate sites benefit from slower market, say Citi analysts

A slowing real estate market is good news for online property sites because vendors will have to list their houses and apartments for longer, according to analysts.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Gordon, Murdoch in legal challenge to Ten takeover

Gordon, Murdoch in legal challenge to Ten takeover

Network Ten backer Bruce Gordon and the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox have made last-ditch pushes to thwart the purchase of the failed network by America's CBS.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Michaela Whitbourn, Lucy Battersby
Telstra's head of retail leaves after 18 months

Telstra's head of retail leaves after 18 months

Telstra's group executive of consumer and small business, Kevin Russell, has left the telco giant after just 18 months in the role and will be replaced by Vicki Brady.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Packer told Ten in January he wanted to pull out of guarantor role

Packer told Ten in January he wanted to pull out of guarantor role

Ten Network's board knew James Packer was not willing to continue as a shareholder guarantor a full six months before the company went under.

  • by Lucy Battersby