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PACIFIC WATCH

July 19, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Murdoch Plan Probed: The Australian Broadcasting Authority has launched an investigation into media mogul Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy 15% of Seven Network Ltd., one of the nation's three commercial television networks. Sources said the watchdog group is most concerned about Murdoch News Corp. Ltd.'s relationship with another big investor, Telstra Corp. Ltd., the government-owned operator of Australia's largest telephone company, which plans to take 10% of the network.

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