POWER GAMES: THE PACKER-MURDOCH STORY
Channel 9 / 2013
Hot on the heels of this years fab Howzat! comes news of another Kerry Packer led drama for 2013 on Channel 9, this time it is Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch story.
At a tennis party in 1960, Australia’s most powerful man, Sir Frank Packer, first met the young, ambitious Rupert Murdoch. It was an encounter that would forever change their lives, the future of their country, and the face of the world’s media.
Set in the period 1960-75, Power Games is the story of how the epic ambitions of Rupert Murdoch and the Packer family collided as they battled for control of Australia’s newspaper and television industries. And although they played hard, the rivals had a profound appreciation of each other’s talents, vision and drive.
Through 15 years of political intrigue, raw corporate power and high-rolling luxury, these fierce rivals used every means at their disposal to build their empires – and ultimately came to respect and admire each other as titans on the world media stage.