- Seven Network Limited
company_name = Seven Network Limited
company_type = Public (asx|SEV)
Kerry Stokes> 40% substantial shareholder [2006 Annual Report]
foundation = 1956
location = flagicon|AUS
Kerry Stokes, Executive Chairman David Leckie, CEO
industry = Media
homepage = [http://www.sevencorporate.com.au sevencorporate.com.au]
Seven Network Limited, or Seven, is one of
Australia's major media companies. It is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. In December 2006, company shareholders voted to support an arrangement to form a joint venture with Kohlberg Kravis Robertsnamed Seven Media Group. [cite news |url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/seven-shareholders-approve-media-spin-off/2006/12/22/1166290716303.html |title=Seven shareholders approve media spin off |date=December 22, 2006 |publisher= The Age|accessdate=2007-02-04]
While originally focusing on running a television network, Seven has recently diversified into a range of other media areas over the past decade. Below are some of the businesses it has run, or is involved with:
* A 50% share of the
Seven Media Group, which in turn owns:
Seven Networktelevision network.
** Magazine publishing business
** A 50% share in
** A 33% share of pay-television channel
Sky News Australia.
* It operates the
* A 33% share in mobile solutions enabler
m.Net Corporation, making it a major shareholder along with Telstraand Alcatel.
* A 17.3% stake in
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited.
* A 34% stake in
* A 3-5% stake in Fairfax.
* It owned a large stake in the
Telstra Dome(previously Colonial Stadium) stadiumin Melbourne.
* It was a former stakeholder in the Optus TV consortium.
* It owned a part of
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer- Once during the Christopher Skase ownership through Qintex in 1989 and again with Kerry Stokes in 1997.
* It was a former partner in the
AOL7Internet joint venture with America Onlineand Telecom New Zealandsubsidiary AAPT. This venture is now owned by Primus Telecomand has been renamed "Primus-AOL", but Seven continues to supply it with content.
* It owned
Ticketmaster7, a ticketing company.
* It owned a majority stake in
B Mobile, a mobile phoneretailer but has now sold out.
* It owned the (now defunct)
* It was a partner in
Sports Vision, a company that ran the now defunct Sports Australiachannels.
* It owned
Australia Television(now Australia Network), an FTA satellite service broadcasting to Asia and the Pacific.
* It and
Granada Televisioneach owned half of the Red Heartproduction company. The two companies retain close ties.
* It owned
C7 Sport, which had a number of subscription sport channels. The service was originally available on Optus Televisionand Austarplus Foxtelduring the Olympic Gamesin Sydney
* [http://www.sevencorporate.com.au/ Seven Network Limited]
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