Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 29 : 6-Sep-17
Ferrier Hodgson has indicated that Ten Network suitor CBS Corporation had agreed to a reduction in the price that Ten paid for its content in mid-June. However, the deal was dependent on 21st Century Fox also agreeing to cut the cost of its program supply deal. Fox was given a deadline of 13 June to accept the new terms for its supply deal, but the Murdoch-backed group failed to do so and Ten subsequently went into administration. The revised content supply deals were also conditional on Ten refinancing a $A200m loan facility with the Commonwealth Bank.
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