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  Highlights on the Way to a Global Commercial Media Oligopoly: 1980s


-1981

Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp., owner of major print and broadcast media in Australia and Great Britain, takes control of the "Times" of London, long one of the world's greatest newspapers and a genuine institution in Britain.

1984

Twentieth Century Fox, a major Hollywood movie studio and film library, is taken over by Rupert Murdoch.

1985

Lawrence Tisch and his Loews Corp. takes control of the CBS-TV network.

The News Corp. buys the six Metromedia TV stations, with which Murdoch forms a new American TV network, Fox Television.

1989

In a US$ 14.1 billion deal, Time Inc. buys the film, television, and recorded-music giant Warner Communications. The new media giant is called Time Warner.




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