Film financier and best-friend separated by bodyguards
SYDNEY -- It's been a tense week for Australia's embattled Nine Network, which met with its major investors over the past few days in an effort to stave off bankuptcy.
James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch caused a stir last year when they took over Oz's third-ranking network,
News that Nine Network topper David Gyngell has taken the reins of Nine's parent company PBL Media means he may soon be battling for ratings against his good friend James Packer, who recently bought…
Granada America (Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club") has tapped programming vet Paul Buccieri as prexy-CEO.
Oz terrestrial web Seven has capped a stellar 2007 with exclusive deals for future rights with NBC Universal and the U.K.'s Granada ITV.
Kerry Packer's Nine Network has bolstered its U.S. team by upping Sydney-based communications topper Andrea Keir to prexy of acquisitions and pro-gramming in North America.
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