Telstra ‘crunching the numbers’ on buying Nine

Telstra may attempt to buy Nine, The Australian reports today.

According to The Australian, Telstra has been “crunching the numbers” for the last month, but the interest is at a very early stage.

It is not the first time that The Australian has suggested a Telstra-Nine tie-up. Last August Nabila Ahmed suggested that an acquisition would suit Nine owner CVC Asia’s need to refinance debt and Telstra’s desire to get more video content once the NBN is in place.


  1. Analog Penetration
    31 May 12
    1:41 pm

  2. So does this mean we can expect to lose TV reception for no reason, and to have to wait a week for it to come back on?

  3. AdGrunt
    31 May 12
    2:26 pm

  4. Explains why Telstra and AFL mob are so uptight about Optus IPTV thing.

  5. Dan
    31 May 12
    3:03 pm

  6. Wonder if it will include ACP as well, or just the TV station…

  7. Anon
    31 May 12
    3:27 pm

  8. Pacific Century Cyberworks all over again?

  9. LOL
    31 May 12
    3:55 pm

  10. HAHAHAHA – can’t even imagine how Ninemsn (Mi9) would feel about being associated with Telstra Advertising Network (or whatever they are called these days)! mortification…(yes it is a word now)

  11. Bob
    31 May 12
    5:42 pm

  12. Telstra could buy Channel 9 with its pocket change

  13. Finance Idiot
    1 Jun 12
    12:11 pm

  14. This is actually one of the few things Telstra has thought about doing that actually makes sense. The PE firm holding nine would probably accept a bargain basement price for it.