For those interested in the rolling debate about Murdoch sabotaging the NBN back in 2013, you may be interested in the following compulsory filings from the New York Stock Exchange by News Corp between 2013 and 2017. In particular, those following this debate would be interested in this specific quote from the 2013 Murdoch listing where it is stated:
“In addition, due to innovations in content distribution platforms, consumers are now more readily able to watch Internet-delivered content on television sets and mobile devices, in some cases also without charge, which could reduce consumer demand for the Company and its affiliates’ television programming and pay-TV services and adversely affect both its subscription revenue and advertisers’ willingness to purchase television advertising from the Company.“
This is an obvious reference to platforms such as the NBN in Australia which would threaten News Corps pay television services. When this language is combined with the vicious campaign run by Murdoch’s print media in Australia during 2013 against the NBN, the linkage between the two is absolutely clear cut.