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Prime vows to push on for Seven deal after it was blocked by ‘bullies’

Author: Jennifer Duke

Prime Media Group chairman John Hartigan has accused billionaire Bruce Gordon and Australian Community Media boss Antony Catalano of being bullies and using the regional broadcaster as a “plaything”, saying the network would continue to look for a deal with Seven West Media.

Seven has bought a 14.9 per cent stake in Prime, despite a shareholder vote against a merger between the two businesses, after Mr Hartigan said the regional broadcaster would push ahead with trying to secure a deal.

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