Foxtel talks up takeover benefits

Foxtel boss Richard Freudenstein is talking up the economic benefits of the pay TV provider's planned takeover of Austar as the competition watchdog mulls over the deal.

Foxtel has pledged not to lock in exclusive content, apart from premium sport, in a bid to win Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approval for the takeover, among other undertakings.

The ACCC was expected to rule on the proposed undertakings by March 29.

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